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.
Kenny will be returning to Lake Marion this year after completing his sophomore year at Towson University in Towson, MD, where he also swam collegiately. Kenny has swum for the Lasers since his pre-team days and was a year-round RMSC swimmer. We are excited and fortunate to have Kenny returning to coach another season.
Kenny loves the sport of swimming, and is looking forward to a fun filled 2019 Lasers season.
We welcome Matt to the Lake Marion coaching staff. In the Fall, Matt will be a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park. Matt has swum for the Lasers since his pre-team days and was a year-round swimmer with Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins and RMSC. Matt was a lifeguard for the Lasers last year. Please extend a warm welcome to Matt as he joins our coaching staff.
We welcome Taylor to the Lake Marion coaching staff. Taylor was a swimmer for Lake Marion during the summer of 2016 (her junior year in high school), so some of you may remember her. A graduate of Gaithersburg HS, Montgomery Village resident, swimmer and coach for Montgomery Country Club, and former RMSC and NCAP club team swimmer, Taylor has grown up in the swimming world. She is currently completing her sophomore year at Frostburg State University, where she is majoring in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science with an emphasis on Pre-Physical Therapy and a minor in Coaching. Taylor also swims collegiately for Frostburg. Please extend a warm Lasers welcome to Taylor. Taylor will have primary responsibility for coaching the pre-team program. Taylor will also help coach all age groups when not coaching the pre-team.
Ryan is a current 15-18 swimmer and will be graduating Gaithersburg High School this month. Ryan swims year-round for RMSC and has swum the last four years for Gaithersburg HS. For the last two summers, Ryan has served as a Junior Assistant Coach for Lake Marion. This summer, Ryan will be assuming an Assistant Coach role, while continuing to swim his final season for the Lasers.
Ryan enjoys teaching kids to swim, as he has been a pre-team helper and was junior assistant coach last year. He is excited for another great season with the lasers!
We welcome Ava to the Lake Marion coaching staff this summer. Ava is a current 15-18 swimmer and is a rising junior at Good Counsel High School. Ava swims year-round for the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones and for Good Counsel HS. Additionally, she has experience with both clinics and lesson programs with the Tiburones. Ava served as a CIT for the Lasers last summer, and before that, was a helper with the pre-team program. Ava will be focused on coaching 10 & Under swimmers.
We welcome Nick to the Lake Marion coaching staff this summer. Nick is a current 15-18 swimmer and is a rising junior at Good Counsel High School. Nick swims year-round for RMSC and for Good Counsel HS. Nick has served as a pre-team helper for the Lasers in past years. Nick will be focused on coaching 10 & Under swimmers.
We welcome Maya to the Lake Marion coaching staff this summer. Maya is a current 15-18 swimmer and is a rising sophomore at Gaithersburg High School. Maya is a dedicated athlete in several sports, including swimming and basketball. 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 served as a CIT for the Lasers last summer, and before that, was a helper with the pre-team program. Maya will be focused on coaching the pre-team program.
Maya is looking forward to working with our youngest swimmers this summer!