We would like to say a huge thank you to Kate Mutendera who has been our clubs welfare officer for the last few years. Kate has now finished the role and we will be welcoming Kate Bufton to take over in February 2020. In the mean time any issues regarding safeguarding or concerns of poor practice can be taken to Karen Goldingay our temporary welfare officer.
Welfare Officer – Karen Goldingay
NSPCC Time to Listen qualified, Safeguarding and protection of children. Current DBS, British Gymnastics Member.
Club welfare officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents please take note that not all watching sessions are on the last day of term this time round. They will begin on Friday 6th December. Please see details below:
– Friday 6th Dec (penultimate class)
– Monday 9th Dec (last class)
– Wednesday 11th Dec (last class)
– Thursday 12th Dec (last class)
Swanage Gymnastics and The Swanage School teamed up yesterday to deliver a busy 2 hour session to 20 children from Corfe Castle, St Marys and Sandford St Martins primary school.
Thanks to Joss, Ella and Hannah for volunteering their time to lead the activities and a huge well done to the Swanage school students/SG Gymnasts who assisted in their first experience of coaching. Thank you Mr Lewis for having us, we really enjoyed it!
Well done to Ella who is continuing along her coaching pathway and attended the first module of Level 3 yesterday! Hannah and Chris have also been busy with Risk assessment training last week.
Finally we are really happy to have young leader Emily join us as a helper coach on a Wednesday and Thursday!
5 years of Swanage Gymnastics! How lucky we are to spend our time in such a buzzing environment full of fun, friendships and fantastic achievements. Thanks to you all!
On Sunday 3rd November 15 Swanage Gymnasts travelled to Sherborne for the DSYGA Tumbling competition competing at Club levels 1-4 and one gymnast at National level 1. Some Gymnasts performed new skills for the first time at this competition. Swanage Gymnastics came away with 2 Gold medals, 2 silver medals, 6 top 6 ribbon positions and the remaining 5 in the top 10! This was a tough competition with huge groups to compete against. We are extremely proud of everyone and their hard work. Thanks to the coaches who have worked with these Gymnasts, Chris for Judging and Ella for running mats 1 and 2.
We have really enjoyed our ‘Summer sessions’ this holiday. We had a great mix of ages and abilities working together in the same class aiming to achieve stickers and prizes as well as make new friends and try new skills. Well done to everyone who signed up to join us.
As the term ends we say thanks to the Swanage coaches who have been fantastic as usual and we appreciate all you do to support the club and it’s members. We say a huge thank you and goodbye to 2 members of our team- Scott who has been volunteering for our club for the last 3 years is going to be concentrating on his primary school work and fantastic forest schools program. Coach Kerry has been a Gymnast since the age of 7 and has been with the club since we began. She has continued to train right up until her final class before making a move to University in September. Both extremely committed members of Swanage Gymnastics who will be missed! We hope to see you soon!!
Well done Swanage Gymnasts for your fantastic work at this years ‘Spring challenge’ competition held at Blandford gym club. Big thanks to the coaches who worked with the kids in preparation for the comp and those who helped on the day! Special thanks to Chris and Isobel for judging!