Piranhas hire new head coach

POULSBO — There will be a new leader of the Poulsbo Piranhas swim team.

Jerry Johnston will join the team Sept. 2.

The Piranhas is a swim team offering competitive programs for all ages.

Johnston grew up in Washington, originally swimming competitively for the Lake Washington Swim Club. He continued swimming and went to the Junior and Senior national top five placements. He qualified for the Olympic trials twice.

Johnston was a team captain and NCAA All-American for the University of Washington team.

Johnson coached for a swim team in Issaquah, where he grew the program.

Johnston was named King County Coach of the Year, Pacific Northwest Swim Association Coach of the Year, Inland Empire Swimming Coach of the Year and Washington State High School Coach of the year. He also received coach of the led a girls' highs school team to three state championships.

Johnston is level 4 American Swimming Coaches Association certified and USA certified.

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