Photo of Aurélie Muller, courtesy of Swimming World Magazine, California.

Aurélie Muller was named Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year for 2015 by Swimming World Magazine.

The 25-year-old swimmer from France has her motto “chase your dreams” tattooed on her right foot. Chasing she did in 2015 after she started to swim under coach Philippe Lucas at Cercle des nageurs narbonnais.

She demonstrated her new-found ability to shift to a fast race pace at FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia where she became the victor and first female swimmer to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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