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Newly opened Summersalt Gymnastics Club, managed by Chelsea Caple, is making waves in the Wonthaggi community. In its first three months of operation, Summersalt has reached 100% membership capacity, with 350 gymnasts to call it home and an additional 50 waiting eagerly to secure their place.
As a recreationally-focused club, Summersalt is dedicated "to provide the best launchpad for your child to skyrocket" into a healthy lifestyle and other sporting opportunities. The club has a strong focus on inclusion, integrating children with both physical and intellectual disability into their mainstream programs with additional support as required.
In its first 12 weeks of operation Summersalt has successfully formed relationships with local schools and disability providers, including Bass Coast Specialist School, Interchange, Powlett River Primary School and Kongwak Primary school to utilize off-peak times and provide inclusive opportunities for participation.
One of Summersalt's most remarkable achievements has been the formation of a team of 'Movement Educators', none of whom began with a traditional gymnastics coaching background.
Coaches at the club are hired for their passion for working with children, their enthusiasm for learning and their alignment with Summersalt's values. Coaches are then guided, supported and up skilled to improve their technical knowledge of gymnastics and gain their accreditation with Gymnastics Australia.
Congratulations Summersalt on your first 3 months of operation! We welcome you to the Gymnastics Victoria community and look forward to seeing what you achieve next!