McClain Hermes

McClain Hermes of Gainsville, Ga., is a two-time Paralympic swimmer making the switch to triathlon. Her goal is to medal in the 2024 and 2028 Paralympic Games as a triathlete.

McClain has turned her disability of being blind into her ability in the pool. She wants to show others that it is possible to just keep swimming despite any adversity or hardships they may face. Now as a triathlete, McClain hopes to inspire others to never lose sight of the finish line even when goals and careers might change.

As she makes the switch to triathlon, she needs adaptive equipment and travel to begin earning ranking points. 

Grant funding will support a custom-built tandem bike for McClain and her guide.