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Mr Jacob competes in Barbados

Jacob Wyatt is well known at Salem Gymnastics & Swim for teaching everything from tumbleweeds to tumbling and team, but this weekend he is doing much more! Jacob is headed to Bridgetown, Barbados for the 2018 Philips & Springer Classic Weightlifting Championship.  Selected to compete after his incredible performance at the USA National Weightlifting Championship, Jacob is currently the number one ranking member of

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The Boys are Back!

We are so excited to announce the return of boy’s competitive gymnastics to Salem! Look at the far end of the gym and you will immediately recognize the new equipment: the ring tower, high bar, pommel horse, and parallel bars. Look closer and you will see dozens of young men developing increased strength, balance, power, discipline, and confidence through the sport of gymnastics.  Boy’s

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Farewell to Mr. Jason

After 20 years, we are sorry to tell you that Jason Braun will no longer be teaching Tumbleweeds at Salem. He has started a business, Meetmaker, which helps with gymnastics competition setup. The business has taken off at lightning speed, and now requires 100% of his attention. It’s so good for Jason, but the end of an era for us. Jason had hoped to

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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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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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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’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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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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