Teammate and synchro partner of Alexandre Despatie when he was still a diver, Arturo Miranda became a coach when a job at a private school failed to materialize. He has coached in Etobicoke, Edmonton, Pointe-Claire and Miami then was asked by Alexandre Despatie to become his coach. Miranda ended his diving career after the 2008 Olympic Games and became a full-time a coach. In 2009, he won the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award after coaching Despatie, helping him win two bronze medals at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Rome that year.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Miranda began diving at age 5. He was following in his mother’s footsteps, also a diver. His family moved to Canada in 1995 and he quickly made a name for himself on the Canadian diving scene.
He qualified to represent Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games but was unable to participate due to citizenship issues. Nonetheless, he kept on diving and had a great career alongside his friend Alexandre Despatie in the 3m synchro, winning gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and silver at the 2007 FINA World Championships in the same city, as well as bronze at the 2008 FINA World Cup.
Miranda was finally able to dive for Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and finished 5th in the 3m synchro with Despatie. The 2012 London Olympics were his first as a coach.