Top 10 Reasons Summer Gymnastics is Sensational

 Gymnastics is a muscle memory sport Muscle memory is the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.  Much like playing an instrument gymnastics take practice-consistent practice.  Engaging in classes at Salem Gymnastics during the summer months ensures regular practice and increases progress.  More gym space Summer hours allow us to spread classes

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Strickling wins State Championship

After only 4 years at Salem Gymnastics & Swim, 11 year old Raina Stickling is the Xcel Gold State Champion for her age group.  After her impressive win at State we had the opportunity to watch her practice, and sit down to ask her some questions.   How old were you when you started Gymnastics?  Did you love it right away?  I was in

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Salem Gymnastics and Swim Sports Month As Seen in Chamber Chat

Salem Gymnastics & Swim – Sports Month

  As Seen in Winston-Salem Chamber Chat The co-owner of Salem Gymnastics & Swim, Beth Morphis, reflects on a lifetime of growing up playing sports in Winston-Salem and pioneering sports programs for generations of young athletes. I am pleased to say that I have been a Winston-Salem girl all of my life! I was always an “upside down” girl, swinging in the trees at Brunson,

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Meet Matthew, age 3

See 3 year old Matthew calmly back float, then swim forward back to the platform unassisted! At Salem Gymnastics & Swim we love watching all our students grow in ability and confidence.  Matthew started swimming with us as a baby shortly after opening our swim program, and it has been a joy watching him go from timid to fearless! Recently Matthew’s mother, Ann, sat

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Comments on the recent headlines concerning Abuse

Friends, Over the past weeks and months we, like many of you, have been shocked and disgusted by the Dr. Larry Nassar sex abuse story.  Child sexual abuse sadly permeates many areas of society and for years we have had policies in place to keep predators away and our students safe.  Yet we are still left wondering, how could this have happened? Everywhere we’ve been over

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The Surprising Academic Benefits of Swim Lessons

It has long been known that swimming is not only a lifesaving skill, it is a fun, healthy form of exercise. But researchers at Australia’s Griffith University found that swimming lessons actually teach a whole lot more than just bubble blowing and back floats – they give preschoolers a jump start on academics. In fact, their study showed that kids who took year-round swimming

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Salem Swim welcomes a new Director

It’s hard to believe, but July 30th marked one year of swim classes at Salem! It has been a fabulous year with hundreds of children learning the life-saving skill of swim under the direction of our start-up Swim Director, Mike Wood. Mike has done an AMAZING job of helping take Salem Swim from the drawing board to reality, but it is now time for

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Back-to-school registration is open!

The back-to-school schedule is now live at Salemgym.com, and registrations are being accepted in all programs. Our most popular classes fill early, so don’t delay! A few things to know: Swim classes are year-round, so there’s no need to re-register. Remember that the best way to keep your child safe in the water is to stay in lessons throughout the year, constantly improving and

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Salem FunMeets

Salem’s 37th annual Gold Medal Day

Salem’s 37th annual Gold Medal Day & Dance-nastics Recital will be held June 2-3, 2017. All students currently enrolled in gymnastics, from the tiniest parent/tot through our tumblers are invited to perform in our annual show! Parent/tots, Tumbleweeds, school aged gymnasts and tumblers can view their schedule here. Red Team and Blue Team gymnasts, please click here.. We look forward to seeing you on

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Swimming Levels

Understanding Swimming Levels

If you’re a new, or soon-to-be, swim parent you may be curious about what exactly swimming levels are and how they work. In short, swimming levels are specific skill sets grouped together which swimmers practice & master over time. You may be asking yourself if all swim levels are the same no matter the swim program and you’d be right to ask. The truth

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