coaches Aimee Walker Pond & Kevin Perkins

What sets this gym apart from the others? The two head coaches were both born completely deaf, and one of them is also blind in the right eye. …

Aimee is a former internationally recognized elite gymnast who competed in the 2000 Olympic Trials and was on the UCLA gymnastic team that won the NCAA National Championship in 2004. …

… Coaching at the very same gym is one-time national gymnastic champion Kevin Perkins, who was also born deaf.

“I didn’t really care what people said about me if they said negative things about me if they said the deaf couldn’t do it I would just have to prove them wrong,” Perkins said.

Up Close: Deaf Coaches Teach Gymnastics At Lehi Gym

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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