Mrs. Cathy Silveira
College attended:
University of Illinois Champaign Urbana/UC Davis

Coaching Experience:
• Firebirds Head Coach 2001-current
• USA Swimming Age Group coach 20+ years
• West Point Swim Club Age Group Coach 1997-1999
• Miami Springs Aquatic Club Age Group Coach 1999-2004
• Metro Aquatic Club of Miami Age Group Coach 2005-2017
* South Florida Aquatics Senior Coach 2017-Current
Coaching Philosophy: Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that’s in us and being all we can be.” It’s that simple.
Team Motto: The 4 A’s of Success:
Academics, Athletics, Attitude, Achievement
• From 5 original swimmers, the Firebirds swim team now numbers over 90 student athletes
• 8 time Florida Gold Coast All Star Coach
• 9 time Florida Gold Coast Zone Coach/Open Water Zone Coach
• Miami Herald Boys Swimming Coach of the Year 2012/2016/2018
• Doral Academy Coach of the Year 2011
• ASCA Level 3* Coaching Certification
• 4 FHSAA State Champions
*1 FHSAA Team State Championship
• Multiple First Team All County Selectees
• 12 Division I Signees; 2 conference champions

Favorite Quotes:
“Great moments are born from great opportunity” Herb Brooks

Married to Jorge Silveira. 4 terrific children: Catrina Silveira DVM  (Class of 2007, FGCU Class of 2011 OSUCVM 2017)  Jeff Silveira (Class of 2008, FIU Class 2013), Emily Silveira (Class of 2010, FIU Class of 2014. Master Ed 2017) and Hope Silveira (Class of 2017).