The 4A State Meet is now in our rearview mirror, but there are a lot of really exciting takeaways that we got from the meet. We had the chance to speak with event winners, relays, and winning team coaches to hear their thoughts on their teams, swimmers, strategy, and the winning culture that finds them at the top of the podium. Check it out!


Tina Bates – Buchholz Head Coach

Brent Arckey – Riverview Head Coach 

Gil Gonzalez – Plant Head Coach 

Clay Parnell – Lake Brantley Head Coach 


Isabel Ivey

Joey Licht

Talia Bates

Micayla Cronk

Kyle DiMatteo

Gabe Parnell

Morgan Tankersley

Robert Finke

Julian Hill



Buchholz 200 Medley Relay

Lake Brantley 200 Medley Relay

Buchholz 200 Free Relay

Fleming Island 200 Free Relay

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Production and interviews by Ryan Rosenbaum