A Women's Artistic gymnast at EVGC trains between 2 and 5 days a week to develop their skills in much greater detail, always aiming for perfection.
They compete on four pieces of apparatus, each requiring its own specific combination of strength, flexibility, co-ordination and power:
Uneven Bars: A low bar at 1.7m off the floor and a high bar at 2.5m off the floor with a distance between the bars of 180cm and gymnasts are required to perform a routine with swings and turns both above and below the bars working between the low and high bar and finish with a dismount.
Beam: Performing routines on a 10cm wide, 5m long beam that stands 1.25m off the floor takes amazing balance, strength and incredible bravery.
Floor: A 12m x 12m sprung floor where a gymnast performs impressive tumbles, leaps, spins and dance moves within a choreographed routine to music.
Vault: Blink and you’ll miss it! The vaulting horse stands at a maximum height of 1.35m. Gymnasts must run from a maximum distance of 25 metres, jump on to a springboard and propel themselves off the vaulting table with their hands, performing a variety of somersaults and twists in the air before landing on their feet in a designated zone.
In our current squad we have gymnasts in the 5 to 13 age group competing at Regional and National levels.
In the year a gymnast turns 8, they enter competitions called Grades and Levels. These are spread throughout the year and are the two main annual competitions our WAG Squad will compete in.
There are multiple grades pathways including regional, national and elite grades with national and elite grades leading to national finals, where the best gymnasts compete region against region for the national title.
If you would like to trial for the EVGC Women’s Artistic Squad please contact the club.