Legally Blind Swimmer

McClain Hermes, 12, competes on the Hamilton Mill Hammerheads Swim Team and is legally blind.

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12-year-old not letting blindness keep her out of pool

McClain Hermes, churning through the water, speeds toward a cement wall.. Her Hamilton Mill swim coach, Holly Isserstedt, stands at the end of the lane with a cane in her hand. A tennis ball, covered in the dull gray of duct tape, stuck to the end of it