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2012 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Billy Silva


Gainesville, Fla.
P.K. Yonge

2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection


Top Times


100 Free: 49.50 (LSU, Oct. 10, 2015)

200 Free: 1:43.45 (2012 Ohio State Invitational)

500 Free: 4:26.33 (2013 Bulldog Invitational)

1,000 Free: 9:05.97 (Tennessee, 2/1/13)

1,650 Free: 15:21.41 (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

100 Fly: 51.70 (Last Chance Meet, March 9-11, 2015)

200 Fly: 1:58.84 (Pinch-A-Penny All-Florida Invitational, Oct. 3-5, 2014)

400 IM: 3:49.64 (2014 Bulldog Invitational)



200 Free: 1:56.50 (2013 Santa Clara PC)

400 Free: 3:57.86 (2013 US Open Championships)

1,500 Free: 15:30.89 (2013 US Open Championships)

200 Fly: 2:09.57 (2013 Southern Zone South Sectionals)

200 IM: 2:17.48 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)

400 IM: 4:26.28 (2014 Phillips 66 National Championships)


National/International Competition:

Competed in three events at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif. and captured one personal-best time… Participated in the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in the 400 free, 1500 free and 400 IM.


At Florida:


Ended his season by clocking career-best time in the 100-yard butterfly at Florida’s Last Chance Meet with a time of 51.70 seconds… Finished fifth and sixth in the 500-yard (4:41.25) and 1,000-yard (9:33.16) freestyle races in UF’s dual meet at Florida State… Placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in a dual meet at Georgia with a time of 1:44.16… Competed in two events in a dual meet at Kentucky and notched his best-finish in the 200-yard freestyle, as he placed fourth in a time of 1:43.48… Won the B-Final of the 400-yard individual medley at the Pinch A Penny All Florida Invitational in 4:04.57… Honors: 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll.



Finished as the runner-up in the 400-yard individual medley at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet in a time of 3:51.17… Posted a season-low times in the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.34) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:34.69) at the Ohio State Invitational… Competed at multiple dual meets throughout the regular season for UF… Honors: 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll.



Notched a top-10 finish at the All-Florida Invitational, as he placed sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:57.04… Earned multiple top-5 finishes during dual meets and invitational competition throughout the regular season… Honors: 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll.



Placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:34.04) and second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:19.77) in a dual meet against Florida Atlantic… Notched a pair of top-10 finishes at the Georgia Tech Invitational, as he placed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:31.63) and 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:52.58)… Made his collegiate debut at the All-Florida Invitational.


Prior to Florida:

Named a NISCA High School All-American, as he finished runner-up in the 500 free at the 2010 Florida State Championship meet… Rated a five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine, as he was one of the nation’s top distance swimmers… His high school swim team was created as a result of Silva’s potential… Trained with the Gator Swim Club under head coach Chris Oliver.


Coach Troy on Billy:

“Billy, a local athlete, has been key to our distance training  group.”


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