Handstands, dance, horses, road trips, more handstands. These activities, and more, are all part of the Warm Beach vaulting club in Stanwood, WA. Vaulting is a great way to have fun, build lifelong relationships with all ages, and a way to reach out to the community in a unique way!
The Warm Beach Vaulters began their 2014-15 season with changes and new opportunities. After eight years, the team’s much-loved founding coach, Patti Skipton, moved to southern California. The team is now blessed to have Kim Bell, the new vaulting manager and coach. Kim started full time in mid-August and jumped right into the new season well. She has a huge passion for the sport of vaulting and is looking forward to the upcoming competition year. “We have some very talented vaulters and up and coming horses and I’m very proud of how all the coaching staff are doing!”
Also new to the Warm Beach vaulting staff is Ruthann Goodrich. Ruthann arrived at Warm Beach Camp this summer after graduating from Asbury University and completing an internship at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. Ruthann shares, “I am thankful for the gift of joining the coaching staff and pursuing my own vaulting career!”
There are vaulters of all levels on the Warm Beach Vaulting club. Some come for weekly recreational lessons. Others are competitive vaulters that range from beginning trot all the way to internationally focused gold and silver vaulters. In 2015, the Netherlands will host the first ever Junior World Vaulting Championships and some Warm Beach Vaulters are pursuing selection trials for a place on Team USA.
This fall, the Warm Beach Vaulters have enjoyed vaulting competitions, high performance training clinics and a demonstration at Rhoads River Ranch, the premium team sponsor. The excitement is building for the new training season and upcoming competition year… AND there is always room for new vaulters, so come and join the fun!
Information about the Warm Beach Vaulters and classes offered can be found at WarmBeachVaulters.com. Keep up with the team news on Facebook at Facebook.com/WarmBeachVaulters.