Windsor boys swimming
COACH: Kevin Scott (22nd season)
LAST YEAR: 6-4 in Class 4A Northern Conference; seven swimmers qualified for the state meet; placed 16th overall as a team at the state meet with 44 points, two points behind Glenwood Springs for 15th place.
KEY SWIMMERS: Andrew Scott, sr., 200-yard individual medley, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke (placed 9th in the 200 IM in school record 2 minutes, 00.48 seconds, and 9th in the 100 backstroke in school record 55.40 seconds at the state meet); Ryan Kurtz, sr., 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke; Cam Mills, sr., 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Cole Mills, so., 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle; Jacob Wiedeman, so., 100 breaststroke, freestyles; Alan Whitehead, so., 100 breaststroke; Josh Orellana, so., diving.
DID YOU KNOW? Former Windsor girls swimming standout Allison Scott, the daughter of coach Kevin Scott and older sister of Andrew Scott, is an assistant coach for the Wizards this season. Allison, who swam for the University of Northern Colorado for 2 1/2 years and graduated from WHS in 2009, is a senior at UNC. Kevin coached Allison during her prep career at Windsor.
KEVIN SCOTT’S COMMENTS: “With Andrew’s club experience and Cam’s dynamic personality and Ryan being a natural athlete, between the three of them they set a pretty good example for the rest of the team. I think it really makes the team. It makes the freshmen feel more comfortable. All three of them are very approachable by other team members. All three of them will talk to anybody. They’ll help anybody not only in the pool, but also academically, if they need it, or personally. They’re just good leaders. They have good talent and good work ethic. Our team this year will get our state qualifiers, we’ll qualify our relays. It’ll be a good representation of Windsor High School swimming. Our expectations are to stay healthy, improve week to week and try to be as competitive as we can be within the Northern League swimming conference. We’ll swim against the best swimmers in the state, and some of the best swimmers in the nation come out of our conference. Our conference is tough, and our state meet is pretty fast as well.”
SEASON OUTLOOK: The Wizards have a lot of experience returning with state qualifiers Scott, Kurtz, Cam Mills, Cole Mills and Jacob Wiedeman expected to score a lot of points this spring. Scott, who had heart surgery Jan. 4 to fix a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, is healthy and swam at his best times last weekend for his club team Loveland Swim Club at the USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series at College Station, Texas. Kevin said Andrew is starting to feel stronger, better and more confident. Look for the Wizards to better last year’s 16th place finish at the state meet.
— T.M. Fasano