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ARTISTIC Gymnastics –“ SSG Vault to Success”

Last weekend 14 girls represented Swindon School of Gymnastics in the first round of the West Country League held in Fromeside.

They were in 3 various leagues and competed against teams of 6 girls from with 3 or 4 of the highest scores to count on each of the 4 pieces of apparatus.

The 5 juniors were up first.

All of them performed their routines and their coach Lauren Cordingly quoted “they all looked nervous today and didn’t perform their best, although I am very happy with the team spirit. Isla came 1st on the A Bars and has made a massive improvement on this piece of apparatus”

Pictured from left to right

Isla McCalla, Mimi King, Naomi Atkinson, Jessica Reynolds and Hetty Truman

After lunch the 9 seniors took the FLOOR first.

Audrey Osei Akowua’s dynamic tumbling and graceful dance gave her the second highest mark overall earning valuable points for the Swindon B team.

Shannon White scored highest in the C league and landed an impressive double back somersault for the first time.

Shannon Reynolds won the overall VAULT competing a half on half twist off which helped the team to win this piece of apparatus overall.

Shannon White won the vault for the C team performing a pike tsukahara.

At the half way point, both Swindon teams were showing good form and coaches Wendy Payne and Karen Swift were delighted and these young ladies were showing less nerves than usual, considering they have all had growth spurts and a lot of exams at school to contend with.

Amelie Tyler’s beautiful flowing BAR routine earnt her 3rd place overall earning more points for the team.

Shannon White won the bars for the C team and landed her new shoot front dismount.

The final piece of apparatus was the dreaded 4 inch BALANCE BEAM where nerves can take over and result in wobbles, falls and disappointing competition results.

Unfortunately most of the team fell but Amelie and Shannon went clean and stayed on all of their moves jump and turns earning themselves 2nd and 7th place.

Jessica Lomas also stayed on for the Swindon C league and earnt herself top spot.

After a long hot day, the teams waited anxiously for the results.

The Gym Centre from Gloucester got bronze with 168.29 marks, Swindon B team (14’s and under) achieved 173.61 marks and proudly marched up to the rostrum to take 2nd position to get their silver medals and the team from Penryn won with 175.26.

The Swindon C team (15’s and older) got 131.46 marks and came first and were thrilled with their gold medals and performances.

The local gymnasts and coaches will return to the fully equipment gymnasium off Stratton Road and continue to work hard and hopefully master some new difficult skills in preparation for the other 2 competitions in the league are in October and November.

Pitcured from left to right

Shannon Reynolds 12, Amelie Tyler 13, Dani Reynolds 14, Shannon White 16, Jessica Lomas 15, Annabelle Bath 15, Ellie Bell 13, Audrey Osei Akowua 12 and Ashleigh Olley 13.


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With our team of Volunteer coaches, we provide gymnastic activities and are registered with both British Gymnastics and South West Gymnastics, they govern the sport of gymnastics and offer competitions and events in which we can participate.
How we use the information we hold about you
We need to process information about you or your child for the following reasons:
• Contractual purposes To provide the gymnastics activity your child/you participate in, to communicate with you about this activity, to communicate changes to our terms and conditions and to process payments (if relevant).

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Carrying out any relevant risk assessments:
Some individuals may have a medical condition and may be a risk or be harmed, from participating in gymnastics. It is vital that you share any relevant medical information. We will ask for your agreement to undertake any appropriate assessments.

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If you or your child has a disability or any special needs, we will review the information you have provided to help us identify any actions we can take to support their inclusion in gymnastics. We may need to ask you for more information to help us in this process.

Responding to any comments, questions or complaints you may send us.

Maintaining class attendance records and contact details for emergency purposes.

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We will not share your information with any other organisations except with your consent or in exceptional/emergency circumstances where we believe that the sharing of information about you is vital to protect you, your child or another person.

If you/your child want to enter a competition provided by an external organisation, we will, with your agreement, share the required information to enter the event, usually your name, date of birth, gender and BG number. Most competitions are large events and there is likely to be photographers and people filming.

Individual rights You have the right to see the personal information we hold about you. You can contact us at any time to view/amend/delete the information we hold about you on our system. You can request a copy of any other information we hold on you/your child by writing to us. Its is parents/your responsibility to keep us informed of any changes to the personal information we hold.

If we do hold other information about you, you can ask us to delete it or correct any inaccuracies. We will either make the requested amendments, if this is not possible we will provide an explanation as to why we are not making changes.

If you leave our club, you can amend your British Gymnastics membership by logging into ‘My Account’. If you do this, the information you have provided will be archived for 60 days. During this period, you can transfer your information to another club. After this period, the information you have provided will be deleted, except where there is a legitimate and lawful reason to continue to hold your data. In the absence of a legitimate and lawful reason to retain any other information we hold about you, this will be deleted after 12 months, unless you re-join the club within that period.

Changes to the privacy notice

At Swindon School of Gymnastics, we keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on March 25th, 2018.

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Swindon School of Gymnastics Ltd have been established for over 38 years, we have produced many National Squad Gymnasts and Regional Champions in both the boys and girls disciplines. We are the only Club in North Wiltshire to offer Artistic Gymnastics to both boys and girls, and to have a 10 meter sprung floor. Continue reading