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Michael Silva
Michael Silva

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Freedom

Height:
6-2

Event:
Breaststroke/ IM

Major:
Criminology

Four-time All-American
NCAA Champion (200 MR)
Four-time SEC Champion (100 Breast, 200 MR, 400 MR)
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior Season (2008-09)
Competed in the 2009 U.S. Senior National Championships ... Took 15th in the 100m breast in a career-best time of 1:03.11 ... Swam in the 200m breast and finished 28th in 2:21.41 ... Earned two All-America honors at the 2009 NCAA Championships ... Member of the NCAA record-breaking 200 medley relay team that finished first in 1:22.36 ... Swam in the A Final of the 100 breast and took sixth in 52.09, a time that ranks second all-time at Auburn ... At the SEC Championships, Silva swam the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay squad that took the title in a SEC record of 1:23.69 ... Individually, he finished fourth in the 100 breast in a time of 52.88 ... Swam in the B Final in the 200 breast and finished ninth overall in 1:58.65.

Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Competed in the 100m breast at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials... Finished 37th, posting a time of 1:03.44... At the NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash., Silva earned two honorable mention All-America Honors in the 400 medley relay and 100 breast... Swam the breaststroke leg (53.94) on the 400 medley relay that finished ninth with a time of 3:08.60.... Individually at NCAA's Silva swam to a 15th-place finish in the 100 breast (54.03), 33rd in the 200 breast (2:01.43) and 42nd in the 200 IM (1:49.29)... At the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Silva swam the breaststroke leg (24.10) on the SEC Champion 200 medley relay (1:24.81), along with the breaststroke leg (53.43) on the SEC Champion 400 medley relay (3:08.57)... Also won an individual SEC title in the 100 breast, posting a time of 53.66... Swam to an eighth place finish in the 200 breast (1:59.62) at SECs.

Freshman Season (2006-07)
Swam in the 100m breaststroke in the U.S. Senior National Championships, finishing 35th in prelims with a 1:04.75... Competed for Auburn at the American Short Course Championships... Finished eighth in the 50 free with a time of 20.61 after posting a 20.56 in preliminaries... Finished third in the 100 breast with a NCAA provisional time of 54.52... Also competed in the 200 breast (2:03.15) and 200 IM (1:51.31).

High School
Attended Freedom High School... Swam for Team New Tampa YMCA under coach Mitzi Kremer... Six-time Florida state champion (100 breast/200 IM)... All-American... Senior Nationals qualifier... Florida Swimmer of the Year... YMCA Nationals champion in 50 breast... Swam in the 100m breast in the 2006 U.S. Senior National Championships.

Personal
Full name is Michael William Silva... Parents are Al and Kathy Silva... Has one sister, Kristine... Father played football at the University of Tampa ... Majoring in criminology.