About Us

Our mission is to provide the opportunity for young people to learn the skills and behaviors it takes to be successful as competitive swimmers and responsible citizens. We offer programs for ages 5 and up and all ability levels from basic introduction and stroke development to the highest level of competitive swimming.


Coach john smith

John Smith

Head Coach

John joined the Seals in the summer of 2005. Before the Seals he was Head Coach at the Lynchburg VA YMCA where he sent two swimmers to Sectionals and six swimmers to the YMCA Nationals. In 2001 John received the co-Coach of the Year Award from Western Albermarle High School in Virginia, eventually becoming Head Coach. Before that, John was the coach for the Charlottesville YMCA Aquatic Club where he had two top-16 age group swimmers.

In addition to coaching the Seals, John has been the Head Coach of the Catherine McAuley Women’s Swimming Team for the past five years. In 2007-2008, the McAuley Lions were Class B State Champions.

From 1986 to 1995 John swam for the Lynchburg VA YMCA where he was a YMCA National swimmer. He also qualified for the Junior Nationals in 1995.

John’s coaching philosophy focuses on technique. He strongly believes that you should learn to swim correctly before you learn to swim fast! To that end, John brings a very strong technical background to the team.

When John is not focusing on the Seals’ swimming technique, he enjoys playing disc golf and stamp collecting.


Westbrook Community Center

426 Bridge Street, Westbrook , Maine, US