Gymnastics at Eastlake YMCA
Build Strength, Skills and Confidence with Your Friends at the Y
Welcome to Eastlake YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens (and adults, too!) can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program.
Location and Contacts
Eastlake YMCA Gymnastics
2311 Boswell Road, Suite 7
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Registering for Classes
Class registration is available up to three months in advance. Classes are often full; we suggest registering 3-4 weeks in advance to ensure your child gets the class day/time you want.
Preschool Gymnastics — Walking to Age 6
The preschool gymnastics program offers age-appropriate instruction to help children gain coordination, balance, listening, social and motor skills — all in a fun gymnastics environment.
- Parent/Child — Ages 18 mos. - 2 yrs.
- Gymventures 3 — Age 3
- Gymventures 4 — Age 4
- Gymventures 5 — Age 5
- Super Stars — Ages 4-6
- Mini Bolts — Ages 4-6
Girls Progressive Gymnastics
Girls enrolled in progressive classes will gain experience on each of the four women’s gymnastics apparatus: vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Level 1 — Ages 6+
- Level 1 — Ages 8+
- Level 2 — Ages 6+
- Level 3 — Ages 6+
- Pre-Team — Ages 6-7
Girls Competitive Team
Students must audition with the gymnastics director to be eligible for enrollment. The gymnastics team competes through the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic and Xcel programs, and the YMCA National Program. Our gymnastics team completes locally, statewide and nationally.
For information, contact Kristin Alexy, [email protected]
Boys Progressive Gymnastics — Ages 5-12
Boys in progressive classes will have the opportunity to use all of the men’s gymnastics apparatus: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Beginner — Ages 6-12
- Intermediate — Ages 5-14
- Basic Tumbling — Ages 8-16
- Basic Tumbling — Ages 13-17
- Tumbling 2 — Ages 8-17
- Tumbling 3 — Ages 8-17
- Cheer Basics and Tumbling — Ages 8-17
- Gymnastics Bar Clinic — Ages 6-17
- Gymnastics Trampoline and Pit Clinic — Ages 6-17
- Ninja Basics — Ages 5-11
- Teen Gymnastics Clinic — Ages 12-17
- Gymnastics birthday parties
- Gymnastics camps
See the day camp section for week-long camps in winter, spring and summer.
- Open Gym
Gymnastics classes are not in session during the following dates:
- March 8-9, 2019
- May 27, 2019
- July 1-7, 2019
- September 2, 2019
- October 31, 2019
- November 27-30, 2019
Note: Sessions with fewer than four classes will have an adjusted price.
Private lessons are available by appointment for ages 4 and older. Private lessons can provide extra time to work on specific skills or routines, especially before try-outs or skill evaluations.
General Information for the program
Selecting a Class
If you are new to our gymnastics program, here is a quick reference list to help you choose your first class:
- Ages 18 months to 2 years: Parent/Child classes
- Ages 3 to 4: GymVentures 3
- Ages 4 to 5: GymVentures 4
- Ages 5 to 6: GymVentures 5
- Boys Ages 6+: Boys Gymnastics
- Girls Ages 6+: Girls Level 1 Gymnastics
If you child has prior gymnastics experience, our coaches provide assessments for class placement at 5pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Classes have an average of 6-8 children.
Multiple Children in Class
We do not offer a discount for multiple children in the program.
Attire for Classes
All children should wear clothing without zippers, large buttons or anything else that could get in their way. Leotards are preferred for girls. Athletic shorts and T-shirts are allowed. Please, no shoes or socks/stockings with feet or jewelry (except for earring studs). All long hair should be pulled back.
Checking in for Classes
All registered students should wait in the lobby for your child’s teacher to call students for the class.
Missed Classes/Make-Up Policy
New participants may begin at any time, however, we do not prorate sessions. Make-up classes can be scheduled on a space-available basis, and must be done in the same session. Contact the Welcome Center to check availability: 619-421-9622.
If your child was sick and you have a note from the doctor, we will issue a credit for the class he/she missed.
You may switch classes after a session begins if the class you wish to transfer to is not full. No fee is charged for this change unless a price difference exists between the two classes.
Progressing to the Next Level
When your child is ready to move up to the next level, your coach will give him/her a promotion certificate. Bring the certificate when you register for the next session. If you have any questions about your child's status in progressing, please feel free to ask his/her coach.
We have a viewing area with a window into the gym where parents are able to watch classes. Additional viewing can be done from our strength equipment in the cross training center. There is no viewing area inside of the gym.
If you are a YMCA member, you can use the facility during class, but you must be present to pick up your child after class.
Scheduling Private Lessons
Private lessons are available for any child age five and older. You can purchase a private lesson at the registration desk. You will then submit your availability to our Gymnastics Coordinator and you will be paired with a coach.
We usually have leotards available for purchase! Please ask at the Welcome Center to see our latest supply.
Scheduling a Gymnastics Birthday Party
Birthday party reservations must be made in person at the Eastlake YMCA, during regular registration hours. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance with our Gymnastics Coordinator. Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. The rate is $200 per party for 10 children. A fee of $12 is charged for each additional child. There is a $50 cancellation fee.
If you have questions about the gymnastics program or classes at Eastlake YMCA, see individuals listed at the top of this page or call (619) 421-9622.