Robert Pinter, Head Coach


Robert started his swimming career at an early age in his native Romania. Over 13 years of competitive swimming in Europe, he won many national and international competitions including becoming European Junior Champion in the 200 butterfly in 1984 in Luxembourg. From 1990 to 1994, he attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Robert launched his coaching career in 1998 as the head coach of the Stoughton Aqua Racers in Stoughton WI. After 14 months of coaching STAR Robert accepted the head coaching position with Oregon Community Swim Club in Oregon, WI and then in 2002 he moved to be senior coach at Badger Aquatics Club in Madison.

In the fall of 2004, Robert attained his first collegiate coaching position at the University of Iowa, coaching the Hawkeyes until 2008. In 2008, Pinter returned to Madison as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, where he coached for three seasons. For the 2011–2012 season, he was an assistant coach at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

In July of 2012, Robert became the head coach of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club in Iowa City, Iowa, where he also worked as the Assistant Aquatics Director until April 2016 when he came to Gainesville to coach Gator Swim Club. During his time with IFLY, Robert led the club to unprecedented results in the state and nationally.

Robert and his wife Christie have a fifteen-year-old son Luke, who is a member of Gator Swim Club's Senior group and swims for Buchholz High School.

Jen Murphy, Assistant Coach (Pre-competitive)



Jen developed her chlorine addiction at age 12 when she joined Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio, and never fully recovered, having worked as a lifeguard, head lifeguard, pool manager, swim instructor, and coach, anything to be near a pool! In addition to coaching with Gator Swim Club, Jen is currently the conditioning coach for Gator Water Polo and works with the Gainesville Gaviatas synchronized swim team.

Jen swims with the GSC Masters group and is a member of GSC’s Open Water Team. Outside of swimming, she also pursues photography and volunteers with the Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition.

Frank Conversano, Coach (Pre-competitive, Conditioning)



Frank was born in Ft. Lauderdale and was taught to love swimming at a very young age by his grandmother. He swam all four years of high school, while also studying and teaching martial arts. Frank has been an instructor for SwimAmerica of Gainesville for almost two years and continues to make swimming a big part of his life.