Andrea Strachan is Shetland's most successful competitive swimmer and an inspirational role model for young people in the Islands. She is the first Shetland swimmer to gain a medal at the British Open Swimming Championships in 2010, breaking the Scottish record for 18 year old in the 50 metres Breaststroke in the process.
Andrea is also Shetland's most successful competitor at the NatWest Island Games, winning four gold medals at the 2011 Games in the Isle of Wight. She first competed at the Games in 2005 aged just 12 and in 2007 won the first swimming gold medal for Shetland in twenty years.
Andrea gives selflessly to other younger swimmers and has often helped at coaching sessions at her local club in Lerwick. Now a sports science student at Edinburgh University, Andrea trains and competes regularly with the University Swim Team and has fantastic opportunities ahead of her. CR