Gymnastics school chosen club of the year

The Nanaimo Gymnastics School is head over heels after learning it has been selected as Gymnastics B.C.’s Club of the Year for 2014.

Cosette Teghtmeyer of the Nanaimo Gymnastics School practises on the trampoline Friday morning at the club’s facility.

Cosette Teghtmeyer of the Nanaimo Gymnastics School practises on the trampoline Friday morning at the club’s facility.

The Nanaimo Gymnastics School is head over heels after learning it has been selected as Gymnastics B.C.’s Club of the Year for 2014.

Megan Conway, the club’s coach, doesn’t know what criteria were used in the decision making, but said medals were probably a factor. The school’s nine athletes at provincials combined for 18 medals.

“That’s a pretty good average…” she said. “They did really well at the B.C. championships last year and all the other competitions, as well.”

Nanaimo Gymnastics School’s trampoline and tumbling program has only been around a few years, but has garnered the kind of results that raise a club’s profile.

Cosette Teghtmeyer, who does both artistic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling, said the club of the year honour is exciting, and adds team spirit to what is sometimes an individual sport.

“In artistic, you don’t really get to do team events and then with your team in T and T, you actually get to compete together,” she said.

She and some of her teammates spend up to 28 hours a week at the gym, training in the mornings before school, then coming back in the afternoon to put in more practice.

“They’re a lot of fun; they work hard…” Conway said. “They have had to learn how to get along and other life skills, goal setting and planning and keeping everything on track.”

Teghtmeyer said the team shows good dedication.

“It’s a lot of time, it’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it in the end,” she said.

After a 2013-14 that brought championships and now a club of the year distinction, the gymnasts are already looking ahead. Teghtmeyer predicts 2014-15 will go well.

“I think we’re all prepared and positive and ready,” she said.

For more information about club programs, including recreational trampoline and tumbling, please visit or phone 250-740-0330.

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