“Exciting things just keep on happening for our TOPs athletes,” said Golden City Gymnastics GCG Compulsory Coach, Shauna Swartz, while highlighting the recent achievements of several of her young talented and Olympics-bound athletes.
Swartz explained that GCG gymnasts Rayna Light, 10, Nhi Nguyen, 10, along with Emerson Fisk, 8, traveled to the Olympic Training center to compete in the USA Gymnastics 2015 National Talented Opportunity Program (TOP) Testing event in Huntsville, Texas and as expected, did not come home empty handed.
All three of the girls did well. Light and Nguyen both placed in the top 50 in the 8-10 age group and were subsequently invited to be a part of the National TOPs A Team, earning a chance to attend a special camp this month where they work closely with the National Staff or the group of coaches who work with the National and Olympic Team.
Attending the camp also meant that the girls were to meet and work with Valeri Liukin, father and coach of Olympic All-Around gold winner Nastia Liukin.
“This is a very prestigious and exciting honor,” Swartz said. “We are beyond proud of what these outstanding athletes have accomplished and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for them.”
TOP helps the girls train and achieve higher level of flexibility, strength, and ultimately possessing these skills allows them to achieve and perform higher level skills in gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics is the sole national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States.
Golden City Gymnastics is located at 930 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon and is a training facility dedicated to training the whole athlete, mind, body, and spirit as it is offering a variety of classes for boys and girls from 18 months old to 18 years old.
Additionally the facility is currently looking for team and recreational coaches who love gymnastics and working with kids. GCG also need office staff who have experience with data entry.