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The Shore Aquatic Center is Open. Visit us in person
M-F 5:30am-8pm
Sat- 7am-4pm
Sun- 10am-4pm
See Schedule Page for details and pool closures

or call 360-775-2119


Meet our Team

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Steve started working for the District as an Advisory Committee member when the district was formed in 2009 then became the Executive Director in 2010. He has been involved in operating commercial pools for over two decades and is certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator and has graduated from the National Aquatics Management School.  


Steve grew up in San Diego and moved to Port Angeles to raise his family in 2001.  Steve has two kids who are in college and his wife, Cindy, works at Olympic Medical Center.


Steve enjoys the outdoors and likes to ride his Jet skis to Victoria in the summer.

Steven Burke

Executive Director


Jessica Compton

Aquatics Manager


Jessica joined the district in 2017. Her background in recreation varies from Sports and Athletics, Special Events, Outdoor Education and Aquatics. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management and M.S. in Training Development and Human Performance. 


She holds certifications as Lifeguard instructor with StarGUARD and American Red Cross, Trainer for Starfish Aquatics Learn to Swim program, Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructor and CPRP(Certified Parks and Recreation Professional).


In her free time she enjoys traveling (she has 3 continents left to visit!), reading and taking her dog to the beach. The best part of her job is working with a fun diverse group of individuals everyday.

Silver Waters Kayak

Youth Programs- email for information about SPARK Squad or SPLASH Preschool. 

More information to come about our joint supervisors Drake L. and Jessica A.


Virginia grew up in Illinois then moved to Port Angeles with her family before high school. She graduated in 2010 then attended Peninsula College. She worked at the pool in high school then again starting in 2012.

Virginia has 3 young boys and loves spending time with her family camping, hiking, playing sports, and going to the park. 

"I really value being a part of the pool and SPARK Squad because the kids in our community really deserve to have a fun and supportive place to go. I believe in our pool's mission and cherish the opportunity to be a part of it."

Virginia Smith
Member Services Coordinator
SPARK Squad Coordinator

Sarah has lived in Port Angeles her whole life. She was on the Port Angeles High School Swim Team all through high school then went to Peninsula College and graduated with her AA. She has been working at the pool since 2015, starting as a swim instructor when she was 16. "I enjoy working with the community, especially when I get to teach."

Sarah still loves swimming and enjoys music and spending time with her family.

With her position, Sarah "...looks forward to being more connected to the community through the activities the pool provides."

Sarah Tiemersma
Aquatics Coordinator
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