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Aricia PEREE
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Brazil   
Born19 Dec 2001 in Salvador, BRA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Physics - Federal University of Bahia: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight.
Why this sport?
She was advised to take up swimming by her doctor when she began experiencing symptoms of asthma. She was later introduced to open water swimming by coach Rogerio Arapiraca. "I began swimming in the pool. When I was younger I was so afraid of the sea. In [the Brazilian state of] Bahia it is a tradition to swim in open water but I always had a fear of not being able to see the bottom and of the wildlife. He [Arapiraca] introduced me to open water swimming. The first thing I did when I first went to train with him was to ask if I was obliged to swim in the sea. He said no, that everything will happen with time. It was a very slow process but very interesting because I began losing that fear little by little."
Club / Team
Associacao Atletica da Bahia [BRA] / Universidade Federal de Bahia [BRA]: Brazil
Name of coach
Rogerio Arapiraca [Associacao Atletica da Bahia]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I never want to be satisfied. I want always to dream higher and to get further." (bahianoticias.com.br, 06 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received a recognition from the Bahia State Aquatics Federation [FBDA] in Brazil. (fbda.com.br, 22 Jan 2021)

She was named Best Junior Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year by the Bahia State Aquatics Federation [FBDA] in 2019. (fbda.com.br, 17 Feb 2020)

She was named Best Female Athlete of the Year by the Bahia State Aquatics Federation [FBDA] in 2015 and 2016. (Federacao Bahiana de Desportos Aquaticos Facebook page, 19 Dec 2016; cbda.org.br, 21 Dec 2015)
To compete at the Olympic Games. (bahianoticias.com.br, 06 Apr 2019)

 Competition Highlights
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
29 2019   10km  
27 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:07:03.70
7 2019 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:28:18.4