Head coach Jorge D. Silva has served as a head coach in many area leagues, including MCSL, MCPS (high school), and Potomac Valley Swimming, where he got his start at the Ward’s Wolverine Swim Club. He is the current Head Coach of the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones Swim Club which he started in January 2002.
He has trained MCPS County champions, MCSL Champions, Metros’ finalists, PVS Sr. Champs champions, Zone team members, Junior National and Olympic Trials qualifiers. In addition to coaching the top tier of the Tiburones program, Jorge continues to work regularly with all practice groups; he especially loves to coach the youngest swimmers in the developmental programs!
When it comes to swimming, Jorge “knows his stuff,” and he really cares about the young people he coaches. In order to keep up with the latest developments in the world of swimming, Jorge researches extensively and is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association. Jorge is a perfectionist when it comes to correcting stroke mechanics; he believes that developing proper stroke technique is the foundation to successful swimmers. “With good technique speed kind of happens”
His goal is for the swimmers to love the sport and to want to continue swimming through high school and college; therefore, he deliberately places the emphasis on quality over quantity when training his younger athletes. Finally, what makes swimming with Jorge fun is his sense of humor. Come watch a workout or two, and you’ll see Jorge joking with the kids and creating laughter all around.
When not coaching, Jorge enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, collecting shark memorabilia, and scuba diving.
Austyn started swimming for the lasers on pre team when she was four years old and continued to spend her summers with the lasers for the next 13 years before graduating from the team in the Summer of 2015! Austyn become the Assistant Pre Team Coach when she was 13 and continued in this role for 4 years before she became the Head Pre Team Coach two Summers ago. In addition to coaching, Austyn also works as a lifeguard for Montgomery Village. She graduated from Sherwood High School in 2015 where she was on the varsity cheerleading team for four years and was captain her junior and senior year. Austyn is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Towson University and is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She is looking forward to starting her third Summer as the Head Pre Team Coach and second Summer as an Assistant Coach!
Jacqueline Landry attends The Ohio State University and is studying Fianance. Jacqueline has always been in and around swimming pools. She swam for the Lake Marion Lasers for 11 years where she was as a Pre-Team Helper and a Junior Coach. She was also the captain of the Gaithersburg High School Varsity Swim and Dive Team for both her junior and senior years. When Jacqueline isn’t around water, she likes plays volleyball. She lives with her parents and brother Mathieu, who also swims for the Lasers.
Lauren swam for the Lake Marion Lasers for 15 years, starting when she was 3, up until she turned 18. Lake Marion was a huge part of her childhood, specifically her summers. Lauren is now a freshman at Montgomery College, studying Physical Education and playing college basketball. She hopes to transfer to Messiah College for her junior and senior year and continue playing basketball while working toward her BS in physical education.
This is Kenny's first year as an Assistant Coach, but he's no stranger to the Lasers having grown up on the team since his pre-team days. He graduated last summer, and was also a Jr. Assistant Coach for the season. Kenny has been attending and swimming for UConn this past college swim season.
Kenny loves the sport of swimming, and is looking forward to a fun filled 2018 Lasers season.
Ryan Frohman is a rising senior at Gaithersburg High School, and has been a member of the Lake Marion Lasers swim team since he was 4 years old. He swims year round in the Advanced Senior group at RMSC and swims on his high school team as well.
Ryan enjoys teaching kids to swim, as he has been a pre-team helper and was junior coach last year. He is excited for another great season with the lasers!
Evan Handy is a rising Senior at Gaithersburg HS, and has been a member of the Lasers Swim Team since age 8. He swims year round, currently with the National Training Group at RMSC, and is a member of their National Squad. He's also a GHS varsity swimmer.
Evan enjoys coaching swimmers, having been a pre-team helper, a Jr Assistant Coach for Lake Marion as well as a coach for 11-14yr olds at Montgomery Stroke & Turn Clinic. He's excited to be back for the 2018 season, and having some Laser fun!