General Gymnastics

Fun and energetic gymnastics sessions for all children of school age; covering skills & techniques on floor, vault, beam, trampoline, bars and fast-track.

WORK TOWARD BADGES

Challenging and giving gymnasts a goal to work toward over the year.

ACHIEVE CERTIFICATES

Swan Academy participation certificates and regular parental feedback

ANNUAL DISPLAYS

Opportunity for gymnasts to show off their talent to friends and familys.

Our General Gymnastics programme is open and COVID-safe; offering weekly sessions to school-age children wanting to learn a variety of gymnastics skills in a fun and friendly environment. Our coaches are supportive and encourage every child to be confident, brave, patient, and to always do their best.

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Throughout the year, gymnasts will learn new skills on different apparatus and will work towards the club gymnastics awards. Gymnasts will also have the opportunity to learn routines and displays – as we look towards the return of our Gymnastics shows in 2021.

Classes run from Monday – Saturday

Our Gymnastics programme is structured to offer challenging classes for children of all abilities. Along with our 1-hour classes, we also have a range of longer General and Artistic Proficiency classes on offer for children aged 6 – 11. Places in these groups are offered to gymnasts who progress quickly in our 1-hour classes, and our coaches will decide whether they are suited to a more advanced General or Artistic setting.

If you have any questions regarding our programme structure, our staff, coaches and General Gymnastics Svetlana are more than happy to answer your queries.

Class Outlines

Ages 5-7

Natural-born Gymnasts

Bouncing, spinning, rolling – your children are already natural-born gymnasts. So to develop their physical skills in a safe and Structured environment, what better place to start than in a gymnastics club?

Fundamental skills

In our sessions for this age group, we introduce children to the core skills of gymnastics including rolling, cartwheels, headstands and handstands, springboard and landing activities, balancing activities on the beam and hanging exercises on the high bar. Oh, and not forgetting the opportunity for some weekly springing on our bouncy tumble track!

Getting a head start

The sessions are always energetic and entertaining, and while participants are having fun and making new friends, they’ll be getting a head start in the world of physical exercise. Once a term, gymnasts will have the chance to complete a new level of the British Gymnastics Core Proficiency Award Scheme.

Ages 8-10

Core gymnastics skills

If children are new to gymnastics they can start with the basics and once they get to grips with core gymnastics skills, they can begin to practice increasingly impressive moves. In this age group, children will continue to work along the British Gymnastics Core Proficiency Award Scheme.

Games & Challenges

We include various games and challenges at the beginning of these sessions, before children can jump into practicing and perfecting new skills such as one-handed cartwheels, dive rolls, circle-ups on the high bar, and transfer lessons learned on the floor onto the balance beam!

Performing skills

We think it’s important to give this age group the chance to perform and show off their new found talents, so we get the children to team up with their friends to work on making up their own routines, and finish off each session with the opportunity for children to demonstrate their skills to the rest of the class.

Ages 11+

Popular skills

These sessions are structured to give older participants ownership and control of what they would like to achieve each week, giving participants the freedom to pick and choose from a range of activities. Popular skills that gymnasts will be able to choose to work towards are back-handsprings, forward handsprings, walkovers, somersaults, aerial cartwheels, and a range of advanced skills on the apparatus.

Their time, their choice

Of course, if participants are new to the sport we can adapt activities to ensure everyone can progress at their own rate. Gymnastics is also an awesome way to work out, and participants are likely to leave each session feeling fitter, and feeling good. Whether participants would just like to attend to master a backflip, work on their fitness, or catch up with friends – it’s their club, their time, and their choice.

What do our parents think?

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Fantastic Academy, 5 Stars

Would defo recommend . Very reasonably priced, friendly and welcoming staff. My girls love it and can’t wait till their next session every week.

- Rebecca. D

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My daughter has been with Swan for over 2 years now and she absolutely loves it.

Brilliant team!!!


- Karina C

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My eldest daughter trained with Svetlana from the age of 5. She is a wonderful coach, so caring and thoughtful. Her gymnasts are her top priority and the care and attention she puts into their progress is outstanding.

- Donna. J

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My daughter outgrew her previous gymnastics class and wanted to go to a new, more advanced club - discovering Swan was brilliant for her!

Svetlana and her team naturally make the kids so welcome and feel included - there’s a real family feel to the club and they inject fun and humour into the sessions

My daughter has grown in both confidence and ability, and I love the fact she is getting decent exercise and developing her strength, balance, flexibility and overall fitness in these times when a lot of kids would rather sit on their electronic devices 👍

To be selected for squad was something she aspired to, so when she was selected and entered her first competition (and then actually won) it gave her an enormous sense of pride and achievement.

The recognition and support from the club for all the squad shows that hard work can be fun and practice really pays off!


- Kevin. H