It doesn’t matter where you go in the World, kids love learning and performing Acro! On a visit to Antigua the beginning of July, island athletes got an opportunity to learn basic acrobatic gymnastics! Alayna Davis and Nancy Davis of Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics in San Jose, Calif., spent time teaching athletes from Antigua Gymnastics Club basic partner skills that were fun, exciting and easy to supplement their tumbling program.
The program, run by Brigitte Murphy, is the only gymnastics program offered on the island of 60,000 in the southeastern Caribbean. The 2 day clinic played host to about two dozen athletes ranging from age five to teens. Athletes learned pair and group skills with some time left over to work on upper level tumbling such as aerial cartwheels and back handsprings.
This was the third trip to the island for the San Jose folks who always enjoy being hosted by Brigitte and her family. During their stay, they were also treated to boating, beaching and a special trip visiting Sting Ray City where they got to pet, feed and admire beautiful sting rays. The gentle sea creatures are located on a sand bar out in the Atlantic Ocean! The pair look forward to visiting again in the future, and will naturally want to continue fostering and mentoring the local gymnastics school in the sport we all love, Acro!!