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Competitive Power Tumbling

Rideau Gymnastics Competitive Power Tumbling

Tumbling is a truly breathtaking type of gymnastics. It’s all about somersaults, flips, and twists, and linking them together, one right after the other. If you’ve already got prior gymnastics, dance, and or any athletic experience, it’s easy to get started with tumbling (not to mention a whole lot of fun).

If you already love doing somersaults or cartwheels, you’ll find tumbling really easy to get into – whatever age you are. You’ll start by learning how it feels to perform simple tricks and a sprung runway. As your technique and confidence grow, you’ll learn to perform amazing sequences of flips and twists. Does this sound like something that interests you? Rideau Gymnastics is now offering competitive power tumbling program with a world-class tumbling athlete, member of the Canadian National Team Michael Chaves. Michael has a phenomenal background in gymnastics; his education in the sport compliments the knowledge he has gained while competing for Team Canada during the last 6 years. If you like what you hear, come book a tryout with Michael himself and potentially you might become the next tumbling star!

Follow the link to see Mike competing at the 2014 Daytona world championship.

Boys & Girls Pre-Competitive/Interclub

6-8 hours/week, ages 6-9, 9+

The pre-competitive tumbling program is an entry level program emphasizing the basics of the tumbling components. At this level, athletes as young as six years of age are selected to participate in the program based on spatial awareness, attentiveness and ability to make corrections. The pre-competitive program also provides an introduction to competition and performance. The goal of this program is to prepare the athlete for entrance into the Provincial Tumbling program.


Boys & Girls Competitive Provincial & National Level

8-12 hours/week, ages 9+

The provincial and national program is for the dedicated athletes, where skill acquisition and routine building are the main focus. Entry into this program is not for everyone. Specific coordination, strength, and dedication are required. Our goal is to develop each athlete to his or her fullest potential. Advanced skills are learned for current and future routine development.

The different types of competitions that are available to the athletes in this program are:

Provincial Qualifiers
Provincial Championships & Invitationals
Eastern Canadian Championships
National Championships
International Events


Rideau Gymnastics Update

Dear Rideau Families,

Following the request made by all levels of government, all recreational and competitive training has been suspended until further notice.

We hope everyone is coping with the new, but hopefully short-lived, lifestyle norms.

To those that were registered to our March Break camp, please note that a credit will be applied to your account.

Furthermore, recreational athletes will be offered make-up training for sessions missed due to our temporary closure, once we reopen.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support during these times.

We will continue to provide updates, as soon as new information is available.

Staying connected in these times is even more important than before, so we encourage everyone to keep in touch through the various online communication means that we are fortunate to have at our disposal.

Your Rideau Team