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Scott Pekarske

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Tuscon, Ariz.
high school
Catalina Foothills HS

Top Times


500 free – 4:28.41

1000 free – 9:19.52

1650 free – 15:10.85

200 fly – 1:49.88


Finished 10th in the 1650 free with a personal best of 15:10.85 at the ACC Championships…was the runner up in the 1000 free (9:27.47) and placed fifth in the 200 fly (1:58.13) against FAU…won the 1000 free (9:23.03) and placed second in the 500 free (4:34.00) against LSU…finished second in the 1650 free (15:52.27) and placed fifth in the 500 free (4:37.29) vs. Alabama…took seventh in the 500 free (4:42.53) after taking fourth in the 1000 free (9:29.83) at No. 9 Florida…won the 500 free (4:31.73) and 1000 free (9:19.52) behind a personal best at RV Georgia Tech…took second in the 1000 free (9:22.09) and was third in the 500 free (4:37.12) in the win over RV Minnesota…also added a second place finish in the 400 IM at 4:07.38…took third in the 500 free (4:33.71) and 1000 free (9:23.42) against Duke…was fifth in the 500 free (4:39.16) and third in the 1000 free (9:26.41) to start the season at No. 12 Notre Dame.

High School

High School: A 2020 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 1500m free at 15:33.87…finished fourth at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships in the mile…a five-time Arizona High School DII State Champion in both 2018 and 2019…was selected as the Arizona High School DII Swimmer of the Year as a senior after winning the 200 free (1:42.02) and 500 free (4:30.80).

Personal: Born July 24, 2001…son of William and Susan Pekarske…member of National Honors Society…was named the Outstanding Catalina Foothills Scholar Athlete in 2019 and also earned the CFHS Silver Award for have a GPA of 4.0 or higher in 2019…a three-time Scholastic All-American…won an academic letter in all four years…father ran Track and Cross Country at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse….enjoys hiking and camping…plans to major in biology.