GREAT NEWS! We are really pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new balance beam. We can’t wait to see all of our members benefit from this full size piece of apparatus. We say a huge thank you to lots of people who made this happen:
Suttle stone quarries, Perenco and the South West Amateur Gymnastics Association for their kind contributions towards the cost of the beam
The swanage School, lettings and PE staff for their continued support for Swanage Gymnastics and its members experience
Sue Torniainen for your behind the the scenes support and enthusiasm to help make this happen!
Here are some photographs, we are going to really enjoy this piece of apparatus…
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!
Well done to coaches Chris and Ella who attended the level 2 module for coaching Freestyle gymnastics. The coaches traveled to Basingstoke to spend the day in the gym with some really talented freestyle kids and even had a go themselves. We look forward to seeing some more fun and freestyle in the gym! Here is a video to show you what Freestyle Gymnastics is all about…
Our Gymnasts had a great experience competing at the 2019 DSYGA Floor and Vault competition. This year we took some of our youngest ever entries and some of our more experienced gymnasts performed floor routines choreographed to music for the first time! We would like to thank all of the coaches who worked with the gymnasts in the build up to the competition, Chris for judging, Kerry and Poppy for coaching and working the music desk and Joss, Ella Hannah for supporting gymnasts on the day.
Congratulations to coach Ella for passing her Level 2 General Gymnastics coaching course this sunday! Thank you to the gymnasts who went along to work with her. It takes a lot of homework, practice and planning to get through coaching qualifications so well done for all your hard work!
On Sunday 4th November we had 11 Gymnasts compete at the DSYGA Regional Tumbling competition. This was the first year of new competition rules. The group sizes were large and saw gymnasts from all over Dorset competing together. Our gymnasts had some AMAZING results:
All 11 Swanage gymnasts placed within the top 7
2 gymnasts were called up to the top 6 to receive a ribbon
We would like to say a big well done to the gymnasts for working so hard and performing so well. Thanks to parents who were very patient in what was a long day of competition. Finally, we could not have entered the competition without the support of our club helper and judge, Ella and Chris who worked tirelessly assisting with scoring and judging.