Sarah Sekki, Gymnastics Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9695 | Email: ssekki@wilpark.org


The Wilmette Park District has a 10,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art gymnasium--one of the finest gymnastics facilities in Illinois. In addition to the standard Olympic events for men and women, the gymnastics program features an enlarged pit area and two in-ground trampolines that allow beginning through advanced students to train in the safest possible manner.

The gym also features a padded and carpeted area for preschool children ages 1 to 5 years. Located near the pit and trampolines, this area is filled with colorful octagons and pie-shaped mats for play. The gym has a glass-enclosed viewing and changing area so parents and friends can easily see the children during class.

What's in a gymnastics class? In addition to training on various pieces of equipment, all classes include:

  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • A tumbling segment
  • A trampoline segment
  • Pit training
  • Conditioning exercises

All children are encouraged to try each activity and to progress at their own individual pace.


Lessons

For Children from Walking through Kindergarten

Moms/Dads/Tots Gymnastics

Moms and/or dads, with the help of instructors, assist children in the development of physical skills including flexibility, body awareness and strength. Tots must have reached the walking stage before enrollment.

Age 1-2, 3 and 4-6, including Kindergarten

The Wilmette Park District's gymnastics staff emphasizes self-confidence rather than competition. Tots are encouraged to develop new physical skills while gaining strength, flexibility and muscular coordination. Students should wear shorts or warm-ups to class. All children will be grouped according to age and ability. Child must be indicated age by the first day of class.

Recreational Gymnastics

The Gymnastics staff teaches fundamental gymnastics for all Olympic events. Students progress at their own pace and are grouped according to grade and ability:

Girls Grade 1-2, Grade 3-4 & Grade 5-8

Boys Grade 1-2 and Grade 3-8

Advanced Girls' Gymnastics

Permission required from gymnastics staff before registration

These classes are for serious students who want to compete on a gymnastics squad. Workouts are run in the same manner as practice sessions for the Wilmette Park District's gymnastics team.

Team Gymnastics

The Wilmette Park District boasts one of the finest gymnastics team programs in the state, having produced many state and national-level gymnasts over the years. The Wilmette Gymnastics Team competes in USA Gymnastics competitions across Illinois. Please call 847/256-9695 for more information.

A Message to Parents About Age Requirements and Siblings:

For all programs, age requirements will be as of the date of the first class, unless otherwise specified. Please do not request to have your child put in a class he/she does not belong in. All age requirements are set to benefit the children and make instruction more consistent. In some instances, the requirements have been set for your child's safety. Also, due to insurance regulations, siblings may not be on the floor during class.


Birthday Parties

Due to COVID-19, the Wilmette Park District is not offering Birthday Parties at this time. Please check back in the future for updated information.


staff

Girls' Team Coaches: Sara Gonzalez, Kathy Nitch and Ashley Sklavos

Gymnastics Instructors: Laura Krohm, Larene O'Connell, Karen Ott, and Kelly Purdy

Gymnastics Registration Coordinator: Judy Tedeschi

Gymnastics Supervisor: Sarah Sekki