Gabrielle is 13-years old. Her family is from the villages of Malie and Sala’ilua. Since the age of 10 Gabrielle has broken over 10 Auckland Age Group swimming records.
In 2011 at the Auckland Swimming Championship Gabrielle won 11 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.
She then went on to compete at the New Zealand Junior Swimming Nationals, winning 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Gabrielle also competed at the 2011 New Zealand Open Women’s Championships and was the youngest entrant – she finished top 15 overall in the 50m back stroke event.
She then competed at the NZ Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools (AIMS) National Sporting Championship and won 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals as an individual, plus 2 Gold medals for the Team relay. She finished as the Top Year 7 Girl in New Zealand at the competition.
To top things off, in July 2011, Gabrielle broke the 12-years and under NZ record for 50m backstroke. In 2012 Gabrielle is working towards competing at the New Zealand Junior Champs, the National Age Group Champs, the NZ Opens Champs (Olympic trials) and the Australian Opens Champs.