Competition Cycle: Summer
Season: September – March
Description: Special Olympics Gymnastics helps gymnasts develop strength, flexibility and artistry. Competitions are offered for women in rhythmic events. Gymnasts may compete in all events offered (All Around) or may be specialists, competing in one, two, or more (but not all) events. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level and age.
Coach’s Comments: We use four sets of equipment: ribbon, rope, ball and hoop. Routines are set to music. We work on balance, body extensions and dance. The athletes are expected to learn the routines to perform on their own.
Number of competitors: 14
Number of competitions: 2
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Level I and up for females only):
Rhythmic Floor Exercise
Group Routines (Female only, may be done in addition to individual routines)
Floor Exercise (Level 1 only)
The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:
Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Compulsory routines, performed while sitting (mixed gender):
North Shore Contact:
Kelly Klein LocalCoordinator@sobcnorthshore.ca