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Scott Thompson, co-founder of Oaklantis Swimming alongside lifelong Oakland swimmer and equal access advocate Tracy Fidell, began swimming at the age of six. Scott swam competitively all the way through college, competing for the University of Florida under coach Gregg Troy, a U.S. National Team coach and the 2008 head U.S. Olympic coach for the U.S. Scott excelled in the sport: he was a multiple-time Michigan State Champion in high school, All-State, All-American, and Sectional Champion. In other words, Scott did not just wake up one day and say, “Hmmm… I think I’ll start an organization to expand access to swimming for kids in Oakland.” He has lived, breathed, and swum opportunity and excellence in the sport his entire life.
Photos care of Thompson Homonnay Photography