Jeffreys Bay swimmer Abriella Bredell recently competed in a C league gala in Port Elizabeth where she managed to win two of her races.
The 9 year is a student at Victory Christian School and does her swim training with Brenton’s Swim School and has been swimming since she was 2 years old.
Kouga Express caught up with Abriella and asked her why she loves swimming so much.
“I am very competitive person and enjoy swimming races against other people and improving my times. I like learning new things and keeping fit and taking care of my body. Swimming does all of the above for me,” said Abriella who also does open water swimming at Marina Martinique.
When asked if it was scary swimming the 500m when she was just 8 years old, Abriella said it wasnt too scary and that she is going to move up to the 1 km swim as soon as she has the 500m sorted.
Abriella’s ultimate goal in swimming is to practice hard and to swim the Robben Island Channel with her coach Brenton Williams.
Her favourite stroke is butterfly but she thinks her first Robben Island crossing will be freestyle.
“I have started to surf in cold water so think I will be able to swim Robben Island once I am a bit older and have practised more in Marina Martinique,” added Abriella.