Jon Schwaiger – CAN tumbling record

A STAR in the non-Olympic disciplines of double-mini trampoline and tumbling.

Click PLAY or watch a Gymnastics Canada interview on YouTube.

At the recent Canada Cup Jon set a new Canadian Difficulty Record for tumbling. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Jon started as an Artistic gymnast at University of Calgary. At age-16 he walked into the Altadore/Pegasus T&T club with female Artistic gymnast friends. The rest is history.

Flip-A-Day Challenge

Pat Graves:

On January 1, 2014, I decided to embark on a journey that consisted of doing a flip of some sort every single day of the year. …

Click PLAY or watch 2014 highlights on YouTube.

Pat Graves is the head tumbling coach at Mpact Sports in Brentwood, TN near Nashville.

On finishing his goal in 2014 he continued into 2015 and has yet to miss a day.

You can see EVERY flip day so far on Vine.


My aim with this challenge was to inspire as many people as possible to do something they love every day, along with generating interest in gymnastics. I believe that It’s more than a sport–it’s an art form. Flipping and twisting is my happiness …

To Be a Trampoline Gymnast

An inspiring promotion for the SCALABIS CUP 2015 International Trampoline Sports competition July 2-4, 2015 in Portugal.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Gymnasts: Gonçalo Faro, Maria Neto, Maria do Rosário Taborda, Mariana Cunha, Mariana Montez, Marta Cunha, Matilde Brilhante, Patrícia Antunes, Rita Batista

The voice: Rita Arrais

If you like that, click PLAY or watch a 2014 promo video on YouTube.

An early version of the official website is live at


Learn all about TWG 2017 Wroclaw

World Games are the Olympics for non-Olympic sports.

2021 Games are scheduled for Birmingham, Alabama

Conquering Fear (1996) by Scott Moore

Scott Moore, who was one of the first African-Americans to compete in gymnastics at University of Michigan in the 1980s, wrote a book about conquering fear.

… the boys program director and girls option vault coach at GTC Gymnastics in Rochester Hills, Mich. …

“When I won my two Big Ten titles I was the only African American in the Big Ten competing [in] gymnastics at that time,” said Moore.

When Moore represented Team USA at the 1987 World Cup in sports acrobatics, he was the only African-American tumbler competing. …

Moore inspires others to conquer fear

The only way to buy the book is directly from Scott – stmoore357 (a)

Birmingham World Games 2021 promo

The south-eastern United States city was this week selected to stage the Games – ahead of Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia – by the International World Games Association (IWGA) Executive Board following presentations at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne. …

Interviewed face-to-face in a Lausanne hotel before the climactic final day of the contest, David Benck, one of the bid team’s co-chairs, said: “We are 100 per cent built today”.

4,500 athletes and 1,000 media representatives for the event which features a selection of around 25 sports …

Any surplus revenues from hosting are said to have been earmarked for local and Alabama state charities.

Birmingham “100 per cent built” for World Games, says bid leader

Click PLAY or watch a cool Games promo on Vimeo. :-)

Gymnastics events include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.

related – Emily Smith and Jon Schwaiger, two Canadian Trampoline sports competitors from the Cali Games, are in Mexico. Getting married. Congratulations. :-)

Jon Emily

(via FIG)

2021 World Games Birmingham (USA)

Birmingham bested bids from Lima (PER) and Ufa (RUS) to win the right to host the 2021 World Games, a huge multisport event known somewhat colloquially as the “Olympic Games for non-Olympic disciplines.”

Gymnastics events contested at the World Games include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.

The 10th edition of the World Games will be held in Wroclaw (POL) in August, 2017.

FIG – 2021 World Games awarded to Birmingham (USA)