My name is Abriella Bredell.
I am 11 years old, and I live in Jeffreys Bay.
I am currently the youngest person to swim the Robben Island Channel in January 2018.
I have done this to raise funds for my favourite charity, The Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
I am a learner at Victory Christian School in Jeffreys Bay and I have been training at Brenton’s Swim School and Liquid Lines in St. Francis Bay since I was only two years old.
I love swimming because I am a very competitive person and enjoy swimming races against other people and improving my times. I like learning new things, keeping fit and taking care of my body. Swimming does all of the above for me.
I train 6 times a week and love the open water swimming at Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay.
My ultimate goal in swimming is to practise hard and to swim the Robben Island Channel with my coach, Brenton Williams. My favourite stroke is butterfly, but I think my first Robben Island crossing will be freestyle.