Is it true that “Last Resort” actor Scott Speedman was once an Olympic hopeful?
—Carly Griffin, Provo, Utah
Speedman, 37, had aspirations of becoming an Olympic swimmer when he was growing up, and he placed ninth at the 1992 Olympic trials as a member of the Canadian Junior National Swim Team. But a neck injury put an end to his freestyle competitive swimming days. Best known for his role as Ben Covington on TV’s “Felicity,” the British-born, Canadian-raised actor returned to TV in ABC’s “Last Resort.”