BENEFITING: Pacific Marine Mammal Center
ORGANIZER: Pacific Marine Mammal Center
EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2014
Scott is the president of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association and an accomplished open water swimmer. He was the 90th person to swim from Catalina Island to Pt. Vincente and the 4th person to swim from Anacapa Island to Ventura on the California mainland. He also swam around Manhattan Island (28.5 miles) and was a member of a relay which recorded the first swim from San Clemente Island to Mainland San Clemente (60 miles).
In 2007, Scott and 5 teammates circumnavigated Catalina Island in under 24 hours which set a time record. He also completed the first inter-island marathon swim in the California Channel Islands with a 5.6-mile swim from Anacapa Island to Santa Cruz Island in 2007. Scott is a U.S. Masters Swimming All-American and the current holder of five long-distance open-water swimming records.
Scott is also the founder of the Swim for Hope and the Master of the Seas. Swim for Hope has raised nearly $500,000 over the past 10 years for the City of Hope's pediatric cancer research. Scott also finds time to coach the Master of the Seas, a program that provides high-quality open water swimming instruction that gives individuals the confidence and skills necessary for enjoyment and top performance in open water events. Scott also coach’s the Capo Masters and the Coto Coyotes Masters swim teams.