Cooling off time

Kirsty Sterle of Subiaco with Shenton Park Dogs' Refuge Home resident Xavier [NAMES OK]
Kirsty Sterle of Subiaco with Shenton Park Dogs' Refuge Home resident Xavier [NAMES OK]

Ms Sterle (26) will host a fundraising champagne breakfast on January 19 at the Ocean Beach Hotel in Cottesloe ahead of her swim to Rottnest next month.

This is the second year in a row she has competed in the 19.7km crossing to raise money for the Dog’s Refuge Home.

‘I’ve been volunteering here since 2011 and I’ve always been a massive dog person, so it makes sense,’ the Subiaco resident said.

‘We gave just over $7000 last year, so I’m hoping to get more than $10,000 this year.’

Ms Sterle said a lot of her training and preparation for the swim was building muscle walking strong dogs available for adoption like Xavier.

Visit https://hbfrottnest swim2014.everydayhero.com/au/kirsty-sterle.