COVID-19 Updates from Salem Gymnastics & Swim

Mask Policy — Updated January 4th Everyone 5 years and older is required to wear a face mask when they are inside the the facility.Students 5 years and older must wear a face mask before and after class.  Gymnastics students are to wear a mask during class unless they have a doctor’s note on file with us. Swim students are not to mask during swim lessons.Parents

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Salem Gymnastics & Swim

You want to start gymnastics; what now?

It’s an exciting time, you have decided to enroll your child in gymnastics lessons!  You have probably already heard all about the benefits of this sport in a child’s life.  You know that gymnastics starts a healthy lifestyle early, increases flexibility, strengthens muscles, develops strong social skills, improves coordination, creates a strong work ethic, and provides the ultimate base training for all sports.  The

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What is the best age to start swim lessons?

One of the most common questions for any swim school is “when is the best time to enroll my child in lessons?” Fortunately, this has an easy answer: the sooner the better! Salem Gymnastics & Swim is proud to offer lessons starting at the age of three months because we understand the advantages of being in the water for ALL ages. Did you know

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Totally Kids Camp!

It’s time for Totally Kids Camp!! Watch this video for some important camp information.With 30+ amazing camps to choose from, there is one (or more!) just right for you. Don’t be afraid of waitlists, we will open as many as we safely can based on demand. We can’t wait to see you! Totally Kids Camp! It’s time for Totally Kids Camp!! Watch this video for some

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Beginner and Intermediate Gymnastics Exercises

Hello, Salem Gymnastics families! We know you are probably missing being in the gym almost as much as we miss having you here! But don’t worry, we are gonna help your gymnast stay in shape so they can come back as strong as ever. Beginner and intermediate gymnasts can use the following videos up to three times a day to get in your stretching

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Circle Time with Mr. Jeff

Winston-Salem families, we understand these are uncertain times, and many of us are spending a lot of time in our homes. So, we are excited to offer you some home instruction videos to get your kiddos up and moving with the one and only Mr. Jeff! We hope these help fill your home lots of fun, movement, and music. Please feel free to share

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Happy April from Beth and Kenny

To our Salem Gymnastics Families, We miss all of you so much and hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe.  Thankfully, the Salem Staff is all well. We have been putting this time to good use, working hard on both the facility and the structure of our company.  Our goal is to re-open stronger and cleaner than ever. We look forward to sharing

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Totally Kids Camp Summer

Summer camp schedule is here!

Salem’s fabulous Totally Kids Camp summer schedule has begun! Join us for one of our 30+ Totally Kids Camps Space is limited, and our camps are fill up quickly.  Don’t miss out! Find complete information and register today for weekly classes by using the “Camps” tab on the home page. We can’t wait to see you then!

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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Happy Children with Sunglasses

Salem Gymnastics & Swim Lays a Good Foundation for Life

From a very early age, children understand the importance of movement. Far before academic success comes into play, children begin sorting out their social status on the playground using ladders, monkey bars, balls and races as the benchmark where they see themselves as either “can do” kids or not. Sadly, long before kindergarten starts, many children already view themselves as “awkward” or “clumsy”, and

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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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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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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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Salem Gymnastics & Swim – an Award Winning Company

2018 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics 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,

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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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Field Trips and Group Events

Fall schedule is now live!

We are now taking registrations for our back-to-school classes in gymnastics, swim, & dance. Simply click on the program of your choice and make your selection. Unsure of what level to enroll your child in?  We can help! School year swim classes begin July 30th. School year gymnastics & dance classes begin September 6th. Capital Martial Arts program is ongoing!

Salem Swim Opens July 30th

It’s official!  The water is in, inspections are forthcoming, intensive staff training is set, and classes begin Saturday, July 30! Read about the progress here, as reported in the July 2016 issue of Forsyth Family magazine: Salem Gymnastics Expansion and New Salem Swim Center by Meghan E.W. Corbett Anyone who has experience with Salem Gymnastics knows what a fantastic experience it offers kids of

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year round swimming

The Benefits of Year-Round Swimming

Here at Salem Gymnastics & Swim, we are excited to introduce year-round swimming to children in the Triad. Our program is year-round because becoming a great swimmer doesn’t happen only in the summertime or during a 6-week session. Children need to spend steady, consistent time in the water during their developmental years to become comfortable and competent swimmers. Our swim school is designed to

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Try a One Day Mini-Camp

Newly added:  One Day Mini Camps! These mini-camps give you a fun taste of Salem and still leaves lots of free time for your little one. Choose from Olympics, Power Rangers, Jungle Book, Princess Tea Party, Finding Dory, Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Maze runner, Sheriff Callie Click here for complete details and to register today!

WXII TV visits Salem Gymnastics

Gymnastics is always one of the most popular events at the summer Olympics, and the popularity is felt here at Salem Gymnastics! WXII’s Kenny Beck recently visited Salem Gymnastics to discover how the interest in the Olympics drives business back here at home. You can view the whole story here!

Salem Gymnasts win Regional Gold

Congratulations to Abby Reynolds, Level 7 Region 8 Bar Champion! Abby was an alternate after the Level 7 State Competition this year, not expecting to go to the 8 State Regional Championships. However the week of Regionals, we got a call that Abby would be competing in the place of another child who had an injury. We started training routines again right away! Abby

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Swim is Coming to SAlem

Learn-to-Swim Program is Coming to Our Gym

Article Featured on the Winston-Salem Journal website. Salem Gymnastics Sports Center to Add Learn-To-Swim Program Salem Gymnastics Sports Center is expanding its facility on Country Club Road with a new learn-to-swim program. Owners Beth Morphis, her husband, Kenny Morphis, and her father, Frank Minter, broke ground Tuesday on Salem Swim. The new facility will add about 5,000 square feet to the existing 26,000-square-foot building

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New Learn to Swim Program at Salem

Salem Swim Coming This Summer

Article Featured in Forsyth Woman Magazine Swim Program Coming 2016 Salem Gymnastics Sports Center is ready to jump in and get their feet wet! Really! In addition to all the programs regularly offered – gymnastics, martial arts, tumbling and dance-nastics (ballet,tap and gymnastics) – there’s more coming! A new swimming program, Salem Swim, is slated to open this coming summer. June 2016 is the target completion date for the expanded, indoor facility. This new program is

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Kenny Morphis Region 8 Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Kenny Morphis Inducted into Region 8 Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Region 8 Gymnastics inducted Salem co-owner Kenny Morphis into its Hall of Fame at the 2011 Region 8 Congress held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA on July 16, 2011. Morphis was recognized for his outstanding contributions as a coach and volunteer in the sport of gymnastics, and specifically for contributions to Region 8 USA Gymnastics. He was among 4 others inducted

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Hannah Fallanca YES! Weekly 2012

Hannah Fallanca & Local Gymnasts Rockin’ College Gymnastics

Cover Story Featured in YES! Weekly Triad Gymnasts Go Big Time Kristin Aloi was a standout student at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, finishing as class valedictorian in 2010. While in high school, she also acted in the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, but she had another passion besides the stage, one which ultimately became her main extracurricular activity. Aloi is

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Kaitlin Isaacs NC Level 10 All Around Champion 2012

Katlin Isaacs Wins NC Level 10 Championship

Article Featured in WXII 12 High School Playbook East Surry’s Katlin Isaacs Wins State Gymnast Title East Surry’s Katlin Isaacs won the state title in gymnastics’ highest level of competition this weekend. Isaacs, a senior who took up gymnastics at the age of 5, edged out Alyssa Tucker by just one-tenth of a point at the Salem Gymnastics Sports Center. In four events, Isaacs

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Haley Bodenhwemer 2012 EAGL Rookie of the Year

Haley Bodenheimer is Named 2012 EAGL Rookie of the Year

Article Featured at PITTSBURGH – Pitt freshman gymnast Haley Bodenheimer was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League’s Rookie of the Year Friday night at the conference’s championship banquet, held at the Pittsburgh Westin. “Haley is so deserving of this award and we felt she was a lock after the fantastic season she’s had,” said head coach Debbie Yohman. “We are so proud of

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