Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.







Coaching Staff

Frank Casella

Head Coach


Head Coach, Puget Sound Swim Club:  2007 to Present

Head Coach,  Port Townsend Swim Team:  1993-2004,2006-2007

Asst. Coach,  Bainbridge Island Swim Club:  2004-2006

Head Coach,  Port Townsend Pirouettes Synchro Team:  2005-2006

Asst. Coach,  Bainbridge Island Water Polo Club:  2005-2008

USA Swimming’s National Coaches College/Clinics (Olympic Training Center’s): 1997-2004 @ Colorado Springs, CO & Lake Placid, NY

City of Port Townsend Aquatic’s Director:  1994-2004

Pacific NW Swimming Staff Western Zones:  2002-2005 (Head Coach 2005 Salt Lake City UT) Pacific NW Swimming Staff NACC 2010 ( Santa Clara CA )

Pacific NW Staff All-Stars:  2003-2005 ( Head Coach 2005 Long Beach CA )

Head Coach USA Swimming’s ’Catch the Spirt’ Camp 2003 Seattle Univ.

Club Leadership and Business Management School (USA Swimming) 2011

Peak Performance Swim Camp Port Townsend Wa August 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014

Consultant Port Townsend Swim Team Jan 2012 to present

South Kitsap Boys Asst. Water Polo Coach 2014

Frank lives in Bremerton.

Dale Walker

SPLASH! / Age Group Coach


Coach Dale has 18 years of coaching experience and is a Level 2 USA Coach. She is certified in WSI and a Red Cross instructor for Life Guarding, First aide and CPR. She has coached Age Group, High School and Master Swimmers.

Dale and her husband, Mark, moved to Port Orchard 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe. Mark is a Mechanical Engineer and works for Boeing. They have two grown children, Derek and Denise, who reside in Southern California. Dale’s favorite hobby is skiing. She also enjoys swimming, biking, and sailing.

Dale feels that it is important to have open communication with the swimmers and their parents. Please feel free to talk with her before or after practice or contact her by email.

Kristen Michelle Turk

Age Group 2 Coach/ Dry land Coach


I have been competitively swimming since I was 4 years old. I continued competitively swimming into Darton College in Albany, GA where I broke many school records and was captain of the team.  I continued with college to Kennesaw State University where I started and coached the college club team. I then finished out my college career at the College of Charleston where I received my BS in Physical Education with a concentration in health promotion. I have been coaching since I was 17 years old. I started coaching a neighborhood summer swim team. When I moved to Charleston, SC I then became the Ashley Ridge HS head swim coach for the men's and women's swim team. During my 2 years there I was awarded the Region swim coach of the year and I coached a swimmer to 1st in the state of South Carolina in the 100 yard backstroke. 
The Navy brought my husband Ryan and I out to the Pacific Northwest from Atlanta/Charleston. He is a LTJG in the Navy and is currently serving on the USS Michigan. We have really enjoyed all of the outdoor activities that this area has to offer like skiing, hiking, and being on the water. 
I am currently ASCA Level 1 certified and First Aid/CPR/AED certifified. 
I am very passionate about swimming and I hope to pass my knowledge and passion along to your children. 
Board of Directors

Tracy Lynam



Edwin Buen Macabitas

Meet Director


Tammy Macabitas



Marla Denise Johnson