Coaches and Board

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.



Frank Casella

Head Coach / Senior 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: 2005-2006
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

Cuda Swim Camp Port Townsend Wa August 2011-2015

South Kitsap High School Water Polo Asst Coach 2014 (Boys), 2015 (Boys), 2016 (Girls & Boys)


Frank lives in Bremerton.


Dale Walker

SPLASH! / Age Group Coach

Coach Dale has 24 years of coaching experience. She  has coached Age Group, High School and Master Swimmers.

Dale and her husband, Mark, moved to Port Orchard 12 years ago from Lake Tahoe. Mark is a Mechanical Engineer and works for Boeing. They have two grown children, Derek and Denise. Derek lives in Central California and Denise live in Kirkland with her husband, Eric.  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 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 certified in:
- Certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
-American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 2 certified
-First Aid/CPR/AED
I am very passionate about swimming and I hope to pass my knowledge and passion along to your children. 

PSSC Board

Marla Johnson


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Tracy Lynam and Liz Martin




Cliff Williams

Vice President


Ed Macabitas

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Diana March