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Brent Arckey

  • Sarasota Sharks (FL) Head Coach/CEO

  • World record holder Summer McIntosh's coach

  • Head Junior Pan Am Coach and Olympic coaching staff

  • Top 5 USA Swimming Gold Medal Club

Brent Arckey is best known as the coach of world record holder and Paris Olympic favorite Summer McIntosh. However, his Sarasota Sharks are also one of USA Swimming’s Top 5 Gold Medal Age Group Teams.


Coach Arckey has been with the Sarasota Sharks since 2010. Over the years he has worked in various capacities from a novice coach to working with Olympians. Brent started his coaching career in Gainesville, Florida in 2005 with Gator Swim Club working with the age group program and masters’ team while finishing his degree in Sports Management a the University of Florida in 2008. After graduation, Brent helped build and run Gator Swim Club as the senior assistant. He also served as a volunteer assistant with the University of Florida team that won the 2010 Women’s NCAA Championship. Additionally, Brent worked with many of the post graduate Olympians that competed in the 2008 Olympics.


Since becoming the Head Coach in 2014, Brent has helped the program become an independently board run, as well as, the operator of the Selby Aquatic Center. He has been named the Florida LSC Coach and Florida High School Coach of the Year numerous time, as well as winning 9 YMCA National Combined Team Championships and 18 Florida Age Group Championships.


Brent and his wife Katie live in Sarasota and have a son Jackson and daughter Amelia.

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