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Being a Volleyballer

I adapted my lifestyle to maximize my playing time. Always thinking how to get my feet on a sand court. From the area I lived, to the school I attended, and even choosing the vacation destination!

Keep the Ball Flying
Competing and coaching for 20 years, sand volleyball or beach volley is an Olympic sport that brought me around the planet many time. I still play because I found this sport to be a great way to stay in shape while minimizing impacts on the body because of the sandy surface.   

Developing Beach Volleyball
Sharing the passion of the Olympic sport of beach volleyball in island countries of the south pacific region of Oceania. Project part of a School and Community Program.

One Island at a Time
Beach Volleyball Grassroot Development Program in outer islands of the south pacific. Project in collaboration with the international federation and National Olympic Committee.

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Vanuatu Beach Volleyball - Junior Championship 2010
Junior Championship
Getting school teachers involved in the recruitment process of potential junior beach volleyball athletes helped to develop sport structures. Thanks also to sponsors and community support.

Beach National Team
Proud athletes representing the Vanuatu Beach Volleyball National Team competing at the Oceania Championship in Noumea, New Caledonia part of the Olympic qualification process.

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Coaching at Oceania Championship
Vanuatu athletes getting noticed by defeating New Zealand at the Oceania Championship in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Vanuatu Beach Volleyball
Olympic High Performance
Surrounded by Olympic Committee Development Officer Joe Joel, Oceania Beach Volleyball Commissioner Debbie Wooster, Olympic Gold Medal coach Steve Anderson and Australian Coach Lauren McLeod before a coaches certification at the Vanuatu Stadium Court.

Olympic Solidarity
Part of the IOC program, development of beach volleyball sport structures in the south pacific was possible. I contributed as a beach volleyball consultant for the International Olympic Committee.. 

Canadian Beach Volleyball Athlete, Guylaine Dumont - Paris 2005
Canadian Olympian on FIVB Tour
Coaching international beach volleyball athletes on the FIVB. Here with 2004 Canadian Olympian Guylaine Dumont while coaching on a European journey. Picture taken at Stade de France in Paris.

Coaching International Athletes

Contributing in the development of high level athletes in beach volleyball led me to be coaching athletes from different countries since 2005.

I was honored to be the announcer for many university volleyball matches during the 2014 season for both womens and mens Montreal university teams. I appreciated announcing spectacular matches against top Canadian teams with dedicated student-athletes. Learn more: carabins.umontreal.ca