NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Fourteen-year-old Adreil Pratt had a strong showing at the 2022 Bahamas Aquatics Federation’s 50th National Swimming Championships – her final swimming competition before she heads off to Jacksonville, Florida to continue her education.
Pratt snagged four bronze medals – 50, 100, and 200 metres breaststroke and 200 medley mix relay. She also placed fourth in the 100m backstroke; fifth in the 200m backstroke and sixth in the 50 metres backstroke. She made finals in all of the races she competed in.
Pratt is preparing to attend the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida to enter the tenth grade next month. The school is well known for producing some of the greatest swimming athletes in the world, including Olympians. Bahamian Olympic swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace attended the school.
“Adriel is a member of the Black Marlins Swim Club operated by Macfit 360 West Bay Street,” read a press statement.
“Her coaches are former Olympian Allan Murray and his wife, Christine. Lisa Rahming, Minister of State for Social Services and Urban Development and Member of Parliament for Marathon is her mother and biggest supporter.
“She was joined by members of Adriel’s fan club who came out to support her during the races. They include: her little brother, her father and his fiancee; spiritual advisor Prophetess Sheena Moss; and Chairman of the Marathon PLP Branch Trevor Seifert.”
It added: “In addition to her athletic prowess, Adriel is known for her endearing personality and poise. She is also skilled in the sport of cycling. Adriel looks forward to representing her country on the world stage and excelling in the sport of swimming.”