Ricky Silva email
Head Coach/Senior Lead
Assistant Coach-Solano College Swimming and Diving
Ricky Silva began coaching in 1991 in Southern California while attending Cal State Fullerton. Upon moving back to the Bay Area following college, he coached at several teams in the Bay Area over the last 20 plus years. Ricky was the head age group coach from 1995-2001 at SOLO aquatics in Menlo Park. Ricky worked primarily with 12 and under swimmers as well as the summer league team.
He started coaching at Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics in 2001. While at PASA, he was part of a staff that formed a team that would grow to be over 1,200 competitive swimmers and a Gold Medal club. Ricky was the Head Age group coach at the Rinconada site. While at PASA, he coached a wide range of swimmers, from novice to top 16 in the country. Swimmers in his group have achieved sectional, Junior National, National and Olympic Trials times.
Ricky moved to the Santa Clara Swim Club as a Performance Coach. During his time at SCSC, swimmers that he coached achieved Far Western, Sectionals and USA Winter Junior time standards. Five swimmers were invited to attend the USA Western zone select camp. SCSC has been a USA swimming Gold Medal club the past two years.
In addition to coaching, he worked as the Aquatics Manager for California Sports Center at the Sunnyvale Swim Complex from 2002-2013. Ricky was awarded the Pacific Swimming Age Group coach of the year in 2012.
Ricky was active in Pacific Swimming and USA swimming. He has attended the national select age group coaches camp (2012 and 2014) at the Olympic Training Center, assisted at the Western Zone select camp at the University of Utah and has coached on several Pacific Swimming All Star teams and camps. He was the Age Group Chair for Pacific Swimming for two years.
American Canyon/Junior Lead Coach