Gym & Swim!

Beginning June 28th on Wednesdays!

Swim Class

10:00-10:30am. Ages 1-3. Must be accompanied by adult/parent participation required.

Michael Phelps Skill Center offers your child the Best in swimming! Small class ratios of 4:1, warm water pools, professional instructors, swim school memberships, and each pool has its own 55 inch monitor for parents viewing! And we now offer swimming opportunities for busy families seven days a week. Come join our family today! ​

Gymnastics Class

9:00-9:45am. OA Sports Center, 15 Lund Road, Saco, ME.

Please register by calling gymNation 207-602-6525 or emailing Joan at jbgymnation@gwi.net

All participants must sign a release form for both gymNation and The Michael Phelps Skill Center.

7 Week session June 28- August 16

Cost $189. $30 Per day drop in fee.

Gymnastics

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We have programs from preschool classes to national level competitive team programs.  Be sure to get more information on the program that fits you best.  Call us with any questions!

 

Visit the Schedule page to download our up to date Gymnastics Schedule.

Programs Breakdown

If you would like private lessons, feel free to ask! Our staff is flexible and will work to facilitate your requests!

Boys Teams

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Overview

These young men embrace challenges, training under guidelines of future stars and junior elite technical sequences. They compete on a national level and set the benchmark of Junior Olympic gymnastics in Maine and Region 6.

Guidance

Judge/Coach Jack Strum is a lifelong patron of gymNation. He brings an abundance of technical knowledge. Outside of practice, much of his time is spent judging, training for CrossFit competitions, and college course work. He can be reached at jstrum@gymnationsport.com.

Schedule

For the Competitive Gymnastics Schedule, visit the Schedule Page.

Competitive Gymnastics

Schedule

For the Competitive Gymnastics Schedule, visit the Schedule Page.

The Junior Olympic Competitive Program

The Junior Olympic program caters to those gymnasts who live, eat and breathe gymnastics. In the JO program we start competing at level 2 and progress numerically up to level 10. All gymnasts in levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be judged on the exact same routine. Their technique and attention to detail will be highly scrutinized by professional certified gymnastics judges. These compulsory levels have been designed from level 5 down to level 1 (yes in reverse order) to facilitate the progression toward a basic foundation from which gymnasts can safely and easily transition into the Optional levels (levels 6-10). In these levels the children will be performing their own individually designed routines that meet each level’s requirements. The requirements get progressively harder and gymnasts are judged not only on their technique, but their artistry and diversity of skills.

The Xcel Competitive Program

This program is for athletes who play more than one sport. Xcel levels are Bronze (XB), Silver (XS), Gold (XG), Platinum (XP) and Diamond (XD). Xcel athletes will only ever practice two times per week and are encouraged to participate in other sports. Each level in the Xcel program has specific requirements that must be met doing an optional routine. (Our gymnasts may be performing the same routine, but no other gyms will have the same routine.) The skills will still need to be performed with proper technique and good form (straight arms and legs and pointed toes), but the judging is less strict than in the JO program.

Mobility

For Girls Team the process of moving from one level to the next is done by first, scoring out of the current level. Gymnasts must score 31.00 at levels 2 through 7, XB, XS, XG and 34.00 for levels 8, 9 and XP. The second part is being able to perform all of the skills needed for the next level. The third part is conditioning and flexibility testing. As the gymnast performs more complex skills it is important that their overall fitness improves to maintain their health and safety. Finally their work ethic and maturity must also be appropriate for the upcoming level.

Competitive Team Financial Policies

Program Withdrawal

If you are considering withdrawing from the competitive program prior to your yearly commitment (July 1-June 30th) Please schedule a meeting with your child’s coach. We also must receive a written notice of withdrawal on or before the 15th of the month prior to withdrawal. If we do not receive written notice on or before the 15th, tuition for the next month will be charged.

Program Refunds

NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS for competitive fees will be provided after September 1st.

Tuition

Our team program is based on a year round commitment from the gymnast and their family. Tuition will only be adjusted in the event of an injury or extended illness. There are no make ups for missed practices.

Meet Fee Assessment

The Meet Fee Assessment is an annually calculated lump sum that covers the cost, for gymNation, of your child attending competitions. These costs are in addition to tuition. Your meet assessment is determined by estimating meet entry fees, coaches’ fees and mileage. The Meet Fee Assessment varies and is based on level because different levels attend a different number of competitions and each entry fee, mileage and number of coaches needed to attend specific meets varies. Meet assessment fees are due on the 15th of the month beginning in August. The fees will average $300 per month with XB owing 1 payment, Level 2 and XS owing 2 payments, XG, XP, XD owing 3 payments and levels 3-9 owing 4 payments.

The specific schedule for a competition is often not known until two weeks prior. Please keep the entire weekend available. Parents should not contact the host gym regarding session times.

Tuition Adjustments

We offer a few different tuition adjustments (below). You must notify the office in writing by the 15th of the month prior in order to receive an adjustment. After the 15th of the month the following month’s tuition payment is non-refundable.

Team Member Reserve Rate

If a competitive team gymnast is going to miss an entire month (i.e. July or August or 4 consecutive weeks) of workouts during the summer, you may choose to receive a 50./. Reduction on your child’s tuition to reserve your child’s spot in the program. You must notify the office in writing to receive the reduced rate. (Optional gymnasts who miss an entire month of practice will have their level re-evaluated, upon their return, for their upcoming competitive season).

Injury Rate

Competitive gymnasts who are injured and will be required to limit their participation for a month (or more) may receive a 50% reduction (or more) on their tuition rate based on the discretion of the coaching staff. Parents must meet with the coaching staff to discuss extended absences and physical limitations due to an injury. The office must then be notified to receive the tuition adjustment.

Your family’s commitment

The decision to become a gymNation competitive gymnast is a challenging one. Your family’s time and financial commitments are something to think about.

Uniform – Levels 2, 3 and XB compete in a tank leotard – approx $70

All other JO levels will need the tank leo – $70, a long sleeve competition leo – $190 and a warm up suit $190. (Prices are all approximate.)

All other Xcel levels will need a long sleeve competition leo $140 and Black leggings ($30).

Jacket $60 level 3+ XS/XG/XP/XD optional levels 2/XB
Back Pack $20 not required

Uniforms will need to be paid for in July.

Parents’ Role

The parents’ role in your child’s success in gymnastics is very important. The commitment you make is just as great as your child’s. The hardest task facing a gymnast’s parent is providing the right amount of support. Getting too involved or not enough can put undue stress on your child. Leave the coaching to the coaches. Be positive in your comments on attitude, behavior and work habits. Encourage improvement, hard work and perseverance. Most of all get your gymnast to practices regularly and on time. A parent observing practice on a regular basis is not encouraged. You can watch occasionally or come in early near the end of practice. Then the progress your child is making will be more evident verses the corrections made on a daily basis. We do encourage you to talk to your child about practice and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to talk to their coach or myself.

In closing, we understand what a tough decision this can be. Please keep in mind that beyond the physical and mental discipline your child will continue to develop, there are lifelong friendships to be found in this sport. The maturity it takes to expect 100% from themselves and their teammates, learning to perform under pressure for the sake of the team, staying positive in the face of disappointment and summoning emotional strength to encourage other teammates in need.

Gym & Swim with gymNation and Michael Phelps Skill Center

Beginning June 28th on Wednesdays!

On Wednesdays beginning June 28th, You and your child can join us for a 7-Week session through August 16th.

From 9-9:45am join our experienced gymnastic coaches for a hands on session using some of the equipment in the gym and helping your child learn some basic coordination and motor skills.

Then at 10-10:45am walk down the hall to the Michael Phelps Skill Center and have your child get familiar with the water and lay a foundation for proper swimming technique.

This Gym & Swim Program is for children ages 1-3 and students must be accompanied by adult/parent.

Michael Phelps Skill Center offers your child the Best in swimming! Small class ratios of 4:1, warm water pools, professional instructors, swim school memberships, and each pool has its own 55 inch monitor for parents viewing!

 

Please register by calling gymNation 207-602-6525 or using the form below.

All participants must sign a release form for both gymNation and The Michael Phelps Skill Center.

7 Week session June 28- August 16

Cost $189. $30 Per day drop in fee.

 

  • Registration

  • Waiver

  • Please read this Release Form carefully and sign as indicated.

    As legal guardian of the child named on this form, I hereby consent for him/her to participate in gymnastics activities conducted by Kennebunk Gymnastics & Sport, Inc. I fully understand and recognize that any activity involving motion, height or rotation may cause serious accidental injury and even death. As a condition of accepting my child, I hereby forever release Kennebunk Gymnastics & Sport, Inc., its owners and employees from all liability for any and all damages and injuries suffered in connection with Early Release at Kennebunk Gymnastics & Sport, Inc. DBA gymNation.

Intensive Training Camp Registration & Release Form

  • Registration

  • Please enter a value less than or equal to 16.
  • Payment Information

  • Gymnation Competitive Team Member: $350
    Non GN team member: $385

    Housing $175
  • Waiver

  • Please read this Release Form carefully and sign as indicated.

    The above named child has my permission to participate in the gymNation Intensive Training Camp. I/We understand what the aforementioned activity involves and believe that the aforementioned person is in proper physical condition to participate.

    I/We assume all risks and responsibilities arising from participation, and do for myself, my heirs, and personal representatives hereby hold harmless, indemnify, release and forever discharge Kennebunk Gymnastics & Sport, Inc. and their officers and employees from and against any and all physical injury, or death which may occur during the period of participation. In the event of an emergency requiring medical attention beyond first aid, I/We hereby grant permission to a physician or hospital personnel designated by Kennebunk Gymnastics & Sport, Inc. to provide medical attention to the aforementioned person, including (if necessary) hospitalization. Any expenses arising from injury or illness is the responsibility of parental insurance coverage. I have read and fully understand this release statement.

  • Signature

OA Sports Center Virtual Tour

Check out this virtual tour with Coach Carol at our new gymnastics facility. We are so thankful for our staff team and parents that have worked so hard and been so flexible to help transition our community into this new chapter. While there are some finishing touches still left on the physical space, we are ready to go for gymnastic classes.

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