An Award Winning Company You Can Trust

2018 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics Winner

Salem Gymnastics & Swim is thrilled to be the winner of the 2018 Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC’s Torch Award for Ethics in the 11-50 employee category.

The Torch Award for Ethics honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust.  These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The award embodies the Better Business Bureau® mission of advancing marketplace trust.

Criteria for selection are based on the BBB’s Six Principles of TRUST!

  1. Transformation at the Top
  2. Reinforce and Build
  3. Unite the Team
  4. Steer Performance
  5. Treasure People
  6. ! Enthusiastically Invest

As the winners of this prestigious award, Salem Gymnastics & Swim is now a candidate for the BBB International Torch Award for Ethics, to be awarded in October 2019.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with this award.  When my parents started Salem Gymnastics in 1980, I was fortunate to watch them build this company from the ground up, learning first-hand what can be done with hard work, a strong faith, and a dedication to excellence.  It is staying true to their values that has enabled Salem Gymnastics & Swim to continue to thrive today.

– Beth Morphis, Co-owner, Salem Gymnastics & Swim

Mom’s Choice Award Winner

Salem Gymnastics & Swim is a Mom’s Choice Award multiple year winner; voted “Favorite Child Sports Program or Facility in Winston-Salem” by over 7,000 Triad Moms on Main readers! This contest celebrates all things parent-related in the Triad. The crew at Triad Moms on Main runs the contest by asking their readers to nominate the best of the best in categories ranging from the Best Gift Shop to the Best Daycare to the Best Sports Program (that’s us!).

“We are honored to receive this award, thankful to the readership support at Triad Moms on Main and extremely proud of our dedicated staff for giving our community the best of themselves through our program philosophy!”

– Beth Morphis, Co-owner, Salem Gymnastics & Swim

Region 8 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductees

Class of 2011: Kenny Morphis Salem’s Head Girl’s Coach & co-owner, was recognized for his outstanding contributions as both a champion coach and an outstanding volunteer in the sport of gymnastics.  As a Salem coach for over three decades, Kenny has coached girls to state, regional, and national titles and NCAA scholarships.  His contributions to Region 8 USA Gymnastics as clinician, meet director, and tireless volunteer has helped Region 8 to consistently be one of the strongest regions in the nation.

Being inducted into the USAG Region 8 Gymnastics Hall of Fame is an honor I humbly accept on behalf of the entire family that is Salem Gymnastics. The camaraderie of our athletes, booster club and coaching staff makes Salem Gymnastics an incredible place to work. Just as I learned from outstanding coaches, judges, and my right hand man, Tim Lucas, I look forward to mentoring the next generation of Salem to be bigger and better. I am grateful to have the Salem Gymnastics name forever in the Region 8 Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

– Kenny Morphis, Co-Owner, Salem Gymnastics & Swim

Class of 2018: Tim Lucas was Head Coach at Salem from 1982-1984, when he started his own gym along with his wife, NCAA Champion gymnast Marcy Levine Lucas.  In 1992 he returned to Salem where he and Kenny coached numerous girls to championships and college scholarships.  His humor and love for people was contagious, and his gymnasts consistently speak of how he pushed them to be the best they could be, in the gym and in life.  Tragically, Tim passed away in 2006, but his thumbprint is forever on Salem Gymnastics.

Class of 2019:  Meredith Willard is Salem’s most decorated female gymnast.  As a youngster, Meredith’s work ethic was strong, enabling her to quickly rise to the upper ranks of optional gymnast.  In 1989 she won her first of three National titles as USAIGC National Vault and All-around Champion.  At the 1992 JO Nationals she won vaulting and took the silver on floor and all-around. Meredith continued her gymnastics career with a full scholarship to the University of Alabama where she lead her team to winning the 1996 NCAA National Title by winning the individual All-Around.  She is an eleven time All-American, 1997 SEC Athlete of the Year, 1997 SEC Gymnast of the Year, 1996 Alabama Homecoming Court, and maintained a 4.0 in marketing through her senior year.  Meredith competed at the 1997 World University Games in Italy where she won a silver medal as part of the USA Team.