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Jorge Silva Head Coach

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.

Phone: (301) 814-8428
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Ava Silva Assistant Coach

Ava is currently in her last year as a Laser and is super excited to be coaching and swimming this summer! She just graduated from Good Counsel High School and will be attending Saint Francis University next year, where she will swim and study occupational therapy. Ava swims year round with the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones and loves to swim and coach. She was a junior coach in the summer of 2019 and was a CIT before that. This summer, Ava will be assuming an Assistant Coach role assisting with the 12 and under swimmers while continuing to swim her final season for the Lasers.

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Maya Barrett Assistant Coach

Maya is a current 15-18 swimmer and is a rising senior at Gaithersburg High School. Maya is a dedicated athlete in several sports, including swimming, basketball and softball. She has swum year-round for RMSC, JFD and the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones. Maya has experience as a coach/instructor for both clinics and lesson programs with JFD. Maya is also an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and works for Montgomery Village Foundation during the summer. In 2019, Maya served as Junior Assistant Pre-Team Coach, prior to that she was a CIT for the Lasers, and before that, was a helper with the pre-team program. This summer, Maya will be assuming an Assistant Coach role assisting with the 12 and under swimmers, while continuing to swim for the Lasers.

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Redeate Kidane Team Lifeguard & Assistant Coach

Red joined the Lasers at the age of 12 and continued through his senior season. He also swam with the Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins for a few years. Red graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 2019. Red is an environmental studies/geography major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He now swims for the UMBC club swim team and also swims with the Rockville Masters. Red currently lifeguards at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center and for the Montgomery Village Foundation. When he is not near the water, Red enjoys running, biking, and singing with his college acapella group.He will serve as our practice lifeguard and assistant coach at swim meets. Red is excited to help give back to the team that sparked his love for swimming!

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