TIBU Mission Statement:

To develop self-esteem and realize potential in each swimmer,

Through a safe, healthy, and positive environment with discipline, passion, and effort,

under the guidance of caring, educated, coaches


Hydro-Sonic Tiburones History

Hydro-Sonic Tiburones is a small, strong, year-round, competitive swim team in the Gaithersburg, Germantown and Rockville area. We offer a variety of levels of swimming, from stroke clinic to senior competition training. Our coaches bring education, experience and integrity to their work with young people. At Hydro-Sonic, we focus on developing strong stroke technique and confident, capable swimmers. Come visit us and learn to Swim with the Sharks.

The Hydro-Sonic Tiburones Swim Team was established in January, 2002, by Jorge Silva and Beth Silva. Having coached extensively in the Potomac Valley Swim League, Montgomery County Swim League (Summer) and Montgomery County Public Schools (High School), Jorge felt that there was a need for a small but passionate team in the Upper Montgomery County area. Our coaches’ education and background both in swimming and in coaching make us uniquely able to attend to swimmers’ stroke technique.

Since its inception, our team has more than tripled in size. We have added a variety of training groups so that we can now provide opportunities for those who swim on a casual basis as well as for those who pursue swimming as their number one extracurricular priority. We are proud of the highly qualified coaches on our staff, including Nathan Meadows and Jeremy Snyder.

The TIBU Philosophy

We believe that competitive swimming can be an incredible experience for children and teenagers. We know that a swimmer is more than just an athlete in the water; each child is an individual. At Hydro-Sonic, coaches train swimmers with an eye on the development of the swimmer over the long haul, both as an athlete and as a confident young person. Come swim with the sharks and see the difference yourself!

Contact Us

To contact the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones, please call our office, at 240.683.8428 or click here to send our team an email.  Our Office Address: P.O. Box 2155, Montgomery Village, MD 20886



TIBU Scholarship award winners

2015 - 2016

Josie Chong
Lauren Badger
Cecelia Nerantzis 
2014 - 2015
Lexi Barillo
Hannah Bush
2013 - 2014
Hannah and Malia Bush (joint recipients)
Netta and Eynav Tamir (joint recipients)
2012 - 2013
Monica D'Arpa