Unlike most coaches, Andrew Fenton wasn’t interested in medals, proper form or high scores. What he did like was the strength he acquired while training as a gymnast. Being strong gave him confidence, pride and a sense of identity. Even today Andrew can recall his reputation at school being contingent on whether he won the latest arm wrestling match. “I just remember that being important to me,” he said.
Dads aren’t just ordinary men; they are storytellers, jokesters, role models, caregivers and our personal heroes. Throughout our lives, they continue to teach and support us. Whether it be recording our first steps or hiding tears as they wave us off to college, we will never stop learning from our fathers. So we asked our coaches, what the most important thing they have learned from their dads and here’s what they had to say:
Summer is finally here and school is out! Along with the excitement of lazy days by the pool comes the busiest vacation time of the year. While many vacations are typically jam-packed with activities, athletes typically do not have time or equipment to practice their sport. But have no fear because there are many ways to stay fit and physically active while on vacation. Whether you’re in a hotel, a
When Emily Reid was a gymnast, she loved to win. She liked to travel to meets, spray her hair with glitter, pull on her shiny leotard and compete to the best of her ability. She enjoyed the thrill of watching her scores improve every meet, knowing that all of her hard work and sacrifices were paying off. Flash forward to today, and Emily