Welcome to the Vashon Seals Swim Team

Personal Achievement · Team Unity · Competitive Excellence

Our coaches are members of USA Swimming and are held to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. As USA Swimming members, we have access to the most comprehensive education and certification curriculum of any youth sport in the United States. The Seals coaching staff provides a technique-oriented training program that allows swimmers to grow in character, physical development, and skill. In addition, they are fully certified in CPR/First Aid, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and have completed rigorous international background checks.

Coaches
Randol Turner Head Coach

I have been with the Seals since the spring of 2007 and as a coach, my main focus is to foster an athlete’s love of swimming.  My career began at the age of 10 with the ACES Swim Team in Colorado, and I went on to swim during high school and at the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Seals, I coached for three seasons with the Holly Pool summer team in Colorado. 

My coaching philosophy is based on proper technique, endurance, and diversity.  I hope to make all of my swimmers well rounded, while also ensuring that they have fun. The two life lessons I hope to teach are sportsmanship and the process of goal-setting - using short-term goals to achieve the long-term.

In addition to coaching the Seals, I also manage the Vashon Community Pool and I'm a Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor. 

Holly Galliway Assistant Coach

My spirit animal is a dolphin and my love for the water began at Little Traverse Lake in Michigan at the age of 3. I found competitive swimming at age 6 and dedicated my life to the sport all the way through College. During my senior year in high school, I was the only female in Missouri to make state qualifying times in every individual event. I held 50, 100, 200 freestyle records in college that went unbroken for 10 years and was voted Most Valuable Swimmer all 4 years at the national qualifying meet.

Over the past 20 years, I have been in and out of the world of swimming, most recently coaching at the Gig Harbor YMCA. I am very excited to be joining the Seals and hope to develop well-rounded athletes, with a solid work ethic and positive self-esteem.

Holly is currently on hiatus, staying safe at home while we await life returning to normal.

Vanessa Rawlings Assistant Coach

I recently relocated to Vashon from Miami, Florida, and have an extensive background in swimming, scuba diving and free diving. I am currently an emergency room nurse with a master’s degree in advanced practice nurse practitioner. As a coach, I focus on technique and correct body mechanics, as well as creating a fun learning atmosphere. I love Vashon and firmly believe that swimming is the best exercise no matter how old you are.

Vanessa is currently on hiatus while she serves as a nurse, fighting COVID.  She continues to serve her position as Safety and Safe Sport Director for the Seals.

Board of Directors
Susan Puz President
Danielle Hinz Vice President
Alex Archaro Finance Director
Terra Boulse-Archaro Secretary
Elizabeth Ricks Treasurer
Vanessa Rawlings Safety Director
Kelli McSheehy Communications Director
Valerie Harrington Fundraising Director
Danielle Hinz Volunteer Director