Katie B.

Haselwood Family YMCA

Katie Burton has an issue not many people share. She has too many gold medals to count. 
 
Since 1997, she has been swimming in the Special Olympics as a long distance swimmer. Katie works at the Haselwood Family YMCA assisting in youth swimming lessons and River Walking classes. 
 
"I love working with people," Katie says. 
 
Outside the Y, Katie is on the Poulsbo Piranhas, a team that swims all year long. 
 
"My favorite part of swimming is getting ready to compete, because I have a lot of friends in the Special Olympics," she says. "I love the rush of the race!"