Puget Sound Swim Club

Port Orchard's Premier Youth Competitive Swim Club

Welcome to Puget Sound Swim Club!

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​Established in 1969, Puget Sound Swim Club (PSSC) is a year-round competitive swim team offering quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

​In addition to a fine coaching staff, PSSC also provides consistent and stable pool time for all our athletes in one of the few long-course pools available year-round in Western Washington.

PSSC is a non-profit, volunteer run 501(c)3 club and is a member of both USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming. As a volunteer run club, all members are welcome and encouraged to be involved in all team activities.  PSSC is committed to providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for all athletes.   

​We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.

Training Information

We have five groups for youth swimmers with differing levels of experience and an Adult Masters Program:

  • Splash - this training group is meant to bridge the gap between lessons and our entry-level training group, Novice. Splash swimmers are not able to attend meets until they graduate to Novice.  
    • This training group practices Tuesday and Thursday for 1 hour each day.
    • Costs is $85/month.
  • Novice - this is our entry-level group and is for the swimmer who has passed the highest level of swim lessons or has equivalent skills and may be ready to try competition. Practice will focus on learning all four competitive strokes, starts and finishes, flip turns and diving.  
    • This training group practices Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 1 hour each day.
    • Costs is $105/month.
  • Fitness - this training group is reserved for athletes participating in high school or middle school sports (middle school athletes must have coach permission to participate in this group). A PSSC coach will provide a workout and have minimal interaction. Swimmers must be able to read and follow the provided workout. 
    • This training group practices Tuesday and Thursday + an optional Saturday practice for 1.5 hours each day.
    • Costs is $80/month.
  • Junior - this training group focuses on the development and refinement of the basic competitive swimming techniques in all strokes, starts and turns.  Swimmers must demonstrate ability to participate in higher level conditioning sets.
    • This training group practices Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for 1.5 hours each day + an optional Saturday practice.
    • Cost is $120/month.  
  • Senior - this is our highest-level training group and is for committed athletes. Technique continues to be foundational to  the practice, yet drills become part of building stamina and speed. Swimmers need to be self-motivated and ‘own’ swimming as their sport without parental pressure to attend either practice or meets.
    • This training group practices Monday through Friday + an optional Saturday for 2 hours each day.
    • Cost is $140/month.
  • Adult Masters - PSSC offers an Adult Masters Program (for 18+ years old).  See our Adult Masters page for additional information.

What equipment does my swimmer need?

  • Practice suit – many swim stores sell discontinued or solid color suits for a reduced price on a rack called “practice suits”. Having a suit to use at practice rather than the team suit will prolong the life of your team suit. Always rinse suits in tap water after being in the pool to get rid of damaging chlorine.
  • Team suit (for meets) – plain black of any brand/style. It isn’t mandatory to get a team suit – plenty of kids don’t get them.
  • Goggles – These are a must for the comfort of your swimmer’s eyes. Buy a decent pair and write your swimmer’s name on them. An extra pair is a good idea.
  • Cap (silicone or latex) – PSSC Dragon cap
  • Optional items – A bag for carrying towels, fins, and a kickboard are great starting points.  As your swimmer advances, a snorkel and hand paddles are good ideas. At the beginning of the season, when the air temperature or the water temperature is still cool, sweatshirts and sweatpants are recommended. There are team sweatshirts, t-shirts, and a variety of other things available for purchase.

If you'd like to join our team, schedule a tryout.

Our Coaching Staff

Coach Bee - Head Coach

Coach Bee has been the Head Coach of PSSC since 2018.  She is originally from Thailand and has been in the Puget Sound area for over 15 years.  Prior to beginning her coaching career, Coach Bee was a Pacific Northwest (PNS) meet official and water safety instructor.  In 2018, she was named the PNS Development Coach of the Year.  Her coaching philosophy emphasizes proper technique, speed, endurance, sportsmanship and safety while having fun.  She guides swimmers to help and learn from each other along with teaching them to set goals - using short term milestones to achieve long term goals.  Coach Bee is lifeguard certified and teaches swim lessons at Parkwood Community Pool.  She is married and has a son, Christopher, who also competes for PSSC.  Outside of swimming, Coach Bee enjoys paddleboarding, kayaking, squid jigging, crabbing and gardening.





Coach Stefanee - Assistant Coach

Coach Stefanee was born and raised here in the Kitsap County area.  She competed for PSSC for 8 years prior to becoming a diver for the South Kitsap High School (SKHS) swim team.  After graduating from SKHS, Stefanee attended Eastern Washington University and earned degrees in Chemistry and Biology.  She is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Nursing while also working as a Medical Assistant for Kaiser Permanente Advanced Urgent Care. Stefanee comes to us after previously working as a swim coach, swim instructor and lifeguard for the YMCA in Gig Harbor for over 4 years. She is married with 3 kids including Grayson, her oldest who also swims for PSSC, Morgan who is working towards joining the team and Evan who entered this world just a few months ago.  In her free time, she enjoys all water sports, hiking, motocross and snowboarding in the winter months.
Coach Jo - Assistant Coach

Coach Jo originally hails from Chesterfield, VA, where she was a competitive age group swimmer achieving AAA/AA time standards and was a Short and Long Course YMCA National Championship Qualifier.  She holds a Master's degree in Nursing for Executive Nurse Leader and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.  She is passionate about developing strong foundations early in stroke technique, swim terminology and personal goal setting for her swimmers as they progress in their swimming career.  Coach Jo and her husband, Travis, both swim on the PSSC Masters team.  Her two kids, Isabella and Mason, are in PSSC's Senior and Junior training groups.





Coach Oscar - Junior Coach
Biography coming soon!

Training Facilities

PSSC's home pool is at South Kitsap High School (SKHS)
425 Mitchell Avenue in Port Orchard.