Special Olympic swim team coach, Kaitlyn Scott, honored as Community Hero

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Kaitlyn Scott is a swimmer at heart. As a senior, she is one of the top backstrokers for Rancalli High School. Her heart for the disabled and her passion to serve her community inspired her to start a Special Olympics swim team which she coaches in the off season.

Some of her swimmers cannot even walk on their own, but Kaitlyn is helping them glide through the water with ease and even medal at the Special Olympics.

"I don't go easy on my swimmers because they have special needs," said Kaitlyn.

She says she challenges them because she believes in them and that translates into success.

"I get to help someone else do something that they thought they would never be able to do," said Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn shows us what it takes to coach an Olympic team and how powerful it is to walk alongside someone, helping them accomplish something they never thought was possible. She is a true inspiration.

FOX59 and Community Health Network congratulate Kaitlyn Scott on being the July Community Hero of the Month.

Nominate a Community Hero of the Month here.