Coaching Staff

Jerry Johnston Head Coach (Senior)

Was one of the original swimmers on Lake Washington Swim Club, which is now Chinook, and was their first male swimmer to qualify for Sr. Nationals. Graduated from Newport High School. Went to the University of Washington on a full ride scholarship and was a 3 year All-American as well as team captain. Qualified for Olympic Trials in 1972 and 1976 and placed 5th at Sr. Nationals in the 400 IM in 1972. Began coaching in 1977 at Issaquah Swim Team and had several Jr. and Sr. National qualifiers including a Jr. National Champion. Coached the high school team at Issaquah High School as well. Moved to Colorado to become a Real Estate Appraiser in 1991 and returned to full time coaching at Taos New Mexico in 2008. Moved to Moses Lake, Wa. in 2010 and coached the Manta Rays for 4 years and was Inland Empire coach of the year in 2011. Moved to Poulsbo, Wa. in 2014 and was PNS Sr. coach of the year in 2018. Coached 2 swimmers to Sr. Nationals, 5 swimmers to Jr. Nationals and 7 to Futures. Coached numerous swimmers to Age Group and Sr. Zones over the years at Taos, Moses Lake and Poulsbo. This summer, coached 1 swimmer to Olympic Trials qualification at Sr. Nationals. 

Justin Fleming Lead Coach (Bellevue Red, White, Junior)

Justin is a lifelong swimmer and grew up in the Eastside Seattle suburbs.  In 2004 Justin was selected to the Paralympic team and represented the United States in Athens, Greece.  For the next three years Justin was a member of the US Paralympic National Team where he had numerous opportunities to compete around the world.  In 2009 Justin began coaching under his long time mentor Kiko Van Zandt, gaining his USS coaching card.  

Dunya Noori Junior Coach (Renton Red, White)

Coach Dunya is currently a junior in the Running Start Program. She has been swimming since the age of 3 and started competitive swimming with Chinook at the age of 9. She is currently swimming for her high school swim team and is the Varsity junior captain. Dunya is currently a lifeguard at 2 pools and has been lifeguarding for the past year. She's beyond excited to start with Chinook and our swimmers!

Richard Seibel Junior Coach (Renton Red, White)

Coach Richard is currently a junior at Kentridge High School. He has been swimming all his life and currently swims for the Kentridge Swim and Dive team where he is one of three Varsity Captains. He is so excited to be a coach for Chinook and can't wait for everyone to get back in the pool!