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Family Y Gymnasts Shine at Holiday Shows

Y Gymnasts practicing for the holiday show held Monday, Dec. 17.

The Family Y’s acclaimed Gymnastic teams dazzled audiences throughout our community this holiday season. In addition to performing their annual holiday show at the Y on Dec. 17 to a packed house, our gymnasts made holiday visits to Westport’s Center for Senior Activities, the Fairfield Regional Center, Side by Side Charter School and the Danbury Mall.

These performances are by invitation and are booked up to a year in advance.

The holiday shows cap a busy year of fun and high-level competition for our gymnasts. This past summer, 18 Family Y Exhibition Team gymnasts ages 10-15 traveled to Walt Disney World Florida, where they competed against 22 exhibition gymnastic teams from all over the United States in the United States Gymnastic Federation “Gymnastics For All National Championship Challenge,” July 18-22.

With the team’s gold-medal- winning performance at Disney, it has now met the sanctioned requirements to participate in the 2015 World Gymnaestrada to be held in Helsinki, Finland. They will be members of the United States Delegation, which is a great honor. It is the largest gymnastic event in the world and an experience of a lifetime for these girls.

In May, Family Y Competition Gymnasts competed in the Regional YMCA Gymnastic Championships in Lake George, N.Y., where our Level 7 gymnasts took home the second-place team trophy. Level 4 won 10th place and the Level 5 team won 5th place team trophies!

And in March, our Level 7 Competition Gymnasts took first place at the YMCA  Gymnastic State Championships held at Wilton YMCA.

Congrats to all our talented young athletes, and their outstanding team of coaches and volunteers!

Enjoy these photos of the Gymnasts’ Holiday Show at the Y…