LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue continued her tour around east Tennessee with a visit the Lenoir City Pool.
She signed hundreds of autographs, and took pictures with supporters in her hometown pool.
It's been a whirlwind few weeks for Donahue, who has been all over the region since she returned home.
She hopes maybe she's inspired another local athlete to achieve their dreams.
"That's kinda what I hope you know, is that by meeting everyone someone, at least one kid, is inspired by my story," said Donahue.
"To have a girl that set her dreams and her goals to reach the Olympics and just worked hard. Worked hard, and able to meet that goal for that top level of swimming, it's just exciting to have someone from your area that meets that goal," said Steve Harrelson, the Parks and Recreation Director in Lenoir City.
In September, Donahue will receive another honor. The pool will be renamed the "Claire Donahue Aquatic Center."
"It's an honor to have a pool named after you. Let alone a street or something, but a pool, it's special," said Donahue.