As a proud alum of the most dominant swim teams in Central Florida history, Scott’s hard work and dedication is a true reflection of the superb coaching by Hall of Famers, Skip Foster and Don Prokes, as well as the competitiveness of his award- winning teammates. As a scholar athlete and leader, the devotion that surrounds the swimming community and the loving support of his parents laid the foundation for a career of military service.
Entering WPHS as an Orange County record holder while at Glenridge Junior High, Scott was a consistent performer in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle during the dual meet seasons. By his senior year, he had earned All-Metro and All-District honors in both freestyle and butterfly events. Scott’s final high school race was as a member of the State Champion 400 yard freestyle relay that also earned All-American
recognition. During the 1981 and 1982 seasons, Scott was a contributor of two 4A State Championships. As team captain his senior year, Scott not only led Winter Park to the state title, but their 267 point total was unsurpassed in the 1980s, and earned the team 2nd place in the Mythical National Championships.
Accepting an appointment to the United States Military Academy, Scott was awarded the Dorothy “Skippie” Buncher trophy for most valuable freshman (plebe) swimmer. His last collegiate race was a most gratifying Academy record performance in the 800 yard freestyle relay.
Scott, his wife Shawn and their two children, Savannah (14) and Shane (10) reside in Springfield, Virginia. Scott is a Colonel in the U.S. Army, assigned under the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. An advocate for breast cancer research, Scott is active in Scouting, his church’s Student Ministry, and the neighborhood swim team.