Swimming has been a part of his life since Coach Frankie was 3. He swam age group in Venezuela until he was 17 and successfully earned the opportunity to continue his career in college. He moved to the US and swam for Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois along with coach Laura. During college he committed approximately 30 hours per week to his training, meetings, film study, travel meets and competitions while still maintaining his full course load and earned a degree in Recreation Sport and Fitness.
He was elected team captain for 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons and helped lead the team to their first National Title in the history of a 50+ years old program. He is a National Champion having won titles in the 200 Fly and 100 Fly and was also an All-American in the 500 Free. His expertise as a highly decorated collegiate swimmer as well as his diverse background swimming in other countries makes him a great resource for his athletes to achieve their goals.
Outside of collegiate swimming he competed at Venezuelan Nationals and was an Olympic hopeful competing in their Olympic Trials for 2016. His diverse background of collegiate and international competition is something that he enjoys sharing with swimmers on their own journey. Frankie was always involved in leadership roles in college. He led tours to prospective student-athletes for his University and their families and was the recipient of the “Champions of Character” award for his swim team. He is proud of this award as it is given to an athlete who shows leadership in and out of pool and and also gives back to his community.
The Silver Groups have a fantastic role model in coach Frankie who not only has a wealth of experience to share but also coaches from his heart and the altruistic idea of giving back to a sport that has given so much to him. We are
proud to have Coach Frankie on the pool deck with Pacific Swim.