Daniel Orcutt

Fort Walton Beach High School
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Living in service to others is a family tradition.

Daniel Orcutt has attended eight different schools across five states. It comes with the territory when you’re part of a military family. Having grown up around military personnel and veterans his whole life, Daniel understands service and sacrifice more than most. And no matter where he happens to be at the moment, he stays focused on the things that really matter: giving back to the community and doing his part to support others.

Daniel’s willingness to put others first was perhaps never more apparent than when he selflessly chose to support his swim team at Nationals instead of focusing on his own goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials. By swimming in extra events, he helped his team earn a higher finish. That extra effort caused him to fall short of realizing his own Olympic dreams. Although disappointed, he emerged from the experience with renewed resolve for helping others and an even stronger belief that doing the right thing far outweighs the importance of individual athletic accomplishments.

To that end, Daniel has volunteered over 400 hours of support to his community and military veterans. He is an Eagle Scout, a volunteer swim coach, and an active member of the Military Deployed Family Support organization. However, Daniel is most proud of what he does every day for his own family, helping out with his younger siblings while his father has been deployed in the Middle East for two of the past four years. Inspired by those who serve others, Daniel is happy to give his all for the greater good.





  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District
  • All-State
  • 200m Individual Medley State Champion (2015)
  • Speedo All-American Swim Team (2015 – 2016)
  • 7 School Records Holder
  • 4 County Records: 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle, 200m Medley Relay
  • 4 State Records: European Forces League, 200m Individual Medley, Pentathlon
  • NCSA Junior National Swim Championship Finalist (200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley)
  • Southeastern Swimming All-Star Team (200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley Champion)
  • Two-Time Northwest Florida Swimmer of the Year
  • Cross Country

    • Captain
    • Varsity Letter Winner
    • All-Conference
    • All-District
      • Track & Field

        • Captain
        • Varsity Letter Winner
        • All-Conference
        • All-District


Academic Honors & Awards

  • Two-Time Scholastic All-American
  • National Honor Society
  • Science National Honor Society
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  • Okaloosa County Academic Honors, Anne T. Mitchell Award
  • FWBHS Vikings Scholar
  • Scholar-Athlete Award (Swimming, Track & Field)
  • RAFL Commander’s Trophy



School & Community Involvement

  • Student Council
  • Beta Club
  • Vikings Booster Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Mount Carmel Swim Team Coach
  • Liza Jackson Preparatory School Swim Team Coach
  • Heroes on the Water
  • Military Deployed Family Support
  • Eagle Scout






“The beauty of a life is in service to others.”
~ Daniel Orcutt ~