Beth Morphis

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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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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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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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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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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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