Welcome to the Ocean Community YMCA Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch Gymnastics’ Team. The Gymnastics’ team was formed in the fall of 2012. The girls have competed in several meets in the past several months with more coming up. The team strives on YMCA character and team unity. This team encourages participants to try their best, and continue practicing to enhance their program experience and overall well-being.
TEAM UPDATE: The Ocean Community YMCA, Westerly-Pawcatuck Gymnastics Team had 15 girls from all of Rhode Island compete in Greater Toledo Ohio at the YMCA Nationals on June 27th 2018. The YMCA National Gymnastics Championships began in 1938 and welcome more than 2,000 Y gymnasts from across the country annually. Each summer in a new location, gymnasts compete over a 3-day period. This is, by far, the largest meet of the season, and it is something these gymnasts prepare for year-round. Congratulations to all of the girls who qualified for Nationals this is a major accomplishment and good luck next year. Nationals will be held at Dells, Wisconsin in 2019.
Top Left to Right:Cameron Getchis, Alyssa Lombardi, Riley Gabriele, Alaina Lombardi, Ava Lombardi
Bottom Left to Right: Coach Leslie Gomes, Fiona Fulton, Chiara McCall, Kailyn Winn, Sydney Comstock, Katya Torruella, Kelsy Gabriele, Grace Jessop, Lotus Vianney, Meghan Prucha
Missing: Grace Abbott
GENERAL TEAM INFORMATION:
Practice runs from end of August through mid-June. Team practices, two-three times a week. Monday-Friday evenings. More practices are added in preparation for meets.
HOW LONG IS THE GYMNASTIC SEASON?
GYMNASTIC TEAM begins in August, with meets starting around the end of October. Most meets take place during the winter months and the program officially ends at Nationals time (If qualified). Our programs run during the summer for any members of the team looking to advance their skills. This is highly encouraged by our gymnastics leadership team.
WHEN ARE THE PRACTICES?
Team participants need to register for the Team Level practices under the “Westerly-Pawcatuck Sports Tab”. Please find the gymnastics level your child is in and choose that program. Gymnasts must be a member of the Ocean Community YMCA in order to register.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PRACTICE IS RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?
Coaches can help you decide which practice is right for your child.
WHAT CAN I AS A PARENT DO TO HELP THE TEAM?
The Gymnastics’ team holds fundraisers in order to raise funds for new equipment, meets and banquet as well as team unity. As a parent, one can join the Boosters Committee and help plan such events.
HOW MANY EVENTS CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IN?
In general, each gymnast can compete in as many meets as possible; the more meets the more chance to qualify for Nationals and Regionals. Each meet has an additional charge to the existing team fee. Meets can be paid for and signed up for at the Welcome Center.
WHERE CAN I GET GYMNASTICS TEAM APPAREAL AND ACCESSORIES?
Team orders them together as these have to be the same style. Please see head coach for more information.
Important Team Notes:
- If you have any newsworthy notes, events or comments please contact Nick Austin
- For any gymnast new to the team, we offer an one time no-charge trial practice. Please contact our Head coach Leslie Gomes for more information on this program.
- The Gymnasts’ practice routines and advance their skills at the Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA located at 95 High Street, Westerly RI. The team also competes in YMCA sanctioned meets all over New England, with hopes to qualify for regionals, and nationals. Google Map