Currently enrolled in MSc1 Sport Management at the INSEEC campus in Paris, Armony Dumur is also doing a work-study program in the Communication and Prevention Department of the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD). Interview-portrait of this swimming champion.
A little look in the rear-view mirror for Armony Dumur. ” I have a rather atypical background. As the years went by, my academic career became associated with my sports career. In parallel to my studies, I practiced swimming until I reached the status of a high level sportswoman. Once I graduated from high school, I decided to do a gap year in Australia, a country that has always made me dream. I joined a swimming club there and took the opportunity to improve my English.
So, back in France, I started an English degree while devoting myself to my favorite sport, swimming. I was selected to compete in the 2013 World University Championships in Kazan. This high-level practice gave me the opportunity to pursue my studies in the United States as a student-athlete. “ presents Armony. These two years in the United States allowed him to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English and, above all, several titles at the NCAA DII (American University DII Championships). In addition to an extraordinary life experience. ” Back in France, I got a diploma as a physical trainer / sports coach to keep a foot in thethe world of sports. I have been in this business for 4 years. At the same time, I stayed in contact with the pools as a swimming coach. I then decided to go back to school to improve my knowledge and especially to give me opportunities to evolve within the sport business. ” continues the one who joined INSEEC on the Paris campus in September 2020. ” I chose INSEEC for the comprehensive education that the Master in Sport Management offered. I wanted to know all the facets of the sport business so that I could orient myself in what would suit me best while keeping a foot in the professional world. So a work-study program in parallel with the courses seemed to me to be a good compromise. “
In communication within the AFLD
On a daily basis, Armony joined the French Anti-Doping Agency. ” My goal was to return to an international environment in association with the world of sports and, if possible, high level sports. I was lucky enough to get this internship in the Communication and Prevention Department of the AFLD. ” continues this passionate reader and writer. Before specifying : ” today, my role within the Agency is quite varied and I enjoy it. Since the beginning of this year, I am in charge of setting up a communication and education plan for high-level athletes. I am also in charge of media monitoring and development of the agency’s social networks. Finally, for 2021, one of my main objectives will be to coordinate the conference “For a sport without doping” co-organized with the CNOSF and the Ministry of Sports. ” With a project in mind : ” I have always had a particular interest in communication and the relational link that it offers .
In the medium term, the idea of managing a team to make it grow and flourish is part of my objectives. It’s probably my coaching background that’s coming back.
And then, one of my strongest desires is to go back to international business in the long term. ” A whole program !