Amy Nyman has appealed the suspension and an arbitrator is scheduled to hear her appeal over three days beginning June 29.
Nyman, the New Heights owner and head coach, ordered gymnasts to do so many repeat rope climbs that the insides of their legs bled and their arms were too sore to continue training, according to the documents.
When a New Heights gymnast said she was afraid to attempt a balance beam skill during a 2016 camp the team was attending in Pennsylvania, Nyman ridiculed the girl in front of her teammates, then made her do a series of sprints up a hill and 1,000 push-ups, according the SafeSport documents. …
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For two years, Sara Allan, a former gymnast who grew up in New York City, had wanted to file a complaint.
In 2018, she wrote a letter saying that her former gymnastics coach at Chelsea Piers, Chris McClain, had engaged in a litany of emotional abuse, including insulting and berating gymnasts about their weight, eating habits and mental abilities. …
In less than a month, Allan had compiled a 13-page document filled with specific complaints against McClain that spanned 15 years — from 33 gymnasts, nine of their family members and five coaches. They demanded that McClain be suspended and, to their surprise, their pleas were quickly heeded.
Chelsea Piers suspended McClain last Saturday, the day after Allan sent the complaint. Then, on Wednesday, U.S.A. Gymnastics also suspended McClain, pending an investigation. …
He believes his Province, Alberta, has made a mistake in deciding when to allow children back indoors into sport and fitness clubs.
Right now indoor sports are relegated to phase 3 along with nightclubs.
Phase 3 could be October.
Will Gymnastics clubs survive?
Other Canadian Provinces are opening sooner. Kyle says some athletes are considering moving so they can resume training.
Outdoor sports will resume soon in some municipalities. Soccer, for example. But an indoor soccer centre in Calgary has already had to shut the doors.
I believe that sport, recreation and fitness activities have been misclassified to Phase 3 in the Alberta relaunch strategy. Getting Albertans back to their active and healthy lifestyles should be made a higher priority. Please share if you agree. @nenshi@CMOH_Alberta@jkenneyhttps://t.co/7fxDlT09mP