Special Olympics Gymnastics


Gymnastics Victoria and its affiliated clubs provide inclusive environments for people with intellectual disabilities and the opportunity to participate in our sport. Gymnastics Victoria is proud to offer you the chance to participate and compete in Special Olympics, including Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. 

The Special Olympics gymnastics program in Victoria gives people with intellectual disabilities - of all ages and abilities - the opportunity to develop physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships. Gymnastics is a fantastic community based activity for everybody to enjoy.

Is Special Olympics for you?



Special Olympics gymnast Tamika

To find out if Special Olympics is an option for you or someone you know, please visit the Special Olympics Australia website. Alternatively, please call the Gymnastics Victoria office on 03 9005 4700 or email info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au with your query.  We look forward to supporting you on your pathway in Gymnastics in Victoria.


Note regarding gymnasts with Down Syndrome:
Gymnastics Victoria requires all gymnasts with Down Syndrome to receive medical clearance of Atlanto-Axial Instability prior to participation in gymnastics. Atlanto-Axial instability (AAI) is characterized by excessive movement at the join between the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae, which may increase risk of injury in affected individuals. As a precaution, Gymnastics Victoria asks all clubs to be vigilant in requesting evidence of screening prior to participation. For more information click here or contact info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au.

 


Young Athletes Program

The partnership between Gymnastics Victoria and Special Olympics Australia has established a Young Athletes Program for gymnastics. The inclusive multi-sport program develops fundamental
movement skills among children aged between 2 – 7 years of age.  
Gymnastics Victoria is committed to growing the Young Athletes Program and providing this as a recreational gymnastics pathway
for children with an intellectual disability. 

To find a gymnastics club near you that runs a Young Athletes Program, please contact Gymnastics Victoria on 9005 4700 or email info@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au

 

Special Olympics Competition Information

Men’s Gymnastics

Men's Gymnastics is a sport where participants perform routines on six different apparatus: Floor, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar, Rings and Vault.

Click the links below to view routines for each of the Men's Gymnastics Levels. 

 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level A
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level B
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level C
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 1
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 2
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 3
 Men's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 4


If you're a Coach or Judge and would like more information on Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics, including coaching and judging resources, please visit the Special Olympics International website.  

Artistic Gymnastics Rules can be found here. 

Women’s Gymnastics

Women's Gymnastics is a sport where participants perform routines on four different apparatus: Vault,  Bars, Beam and Floor.

Click the links below to view routines and access floor music for each of the Women's Gymnastics Levels. 

 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level A
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level B
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level C
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 1
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 2
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 3
 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Level 4


If you're a Coach or Judge and would like more information on Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics, including coaching and judging resources, please visit the Special Olympics International website.  

Artistic Gymnastics Rules can be found here. 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of gymnastics, ballet, dance and apparatus control. 

Video routines and downloadable music for Rhythmic Gymnastics are available through the Special Olympics International website.

This page also provides resources for coaches and judges for the Rhythmic Gymnastics Special Olympic program.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules can be found here.