Gymnastics Australia, our associated State/Territory Organisations and affiliated clubs aim to provide inclusive environments for people with intellectual disabilities and the opportunity to participate in gymnastics. We are proud to provide opportunities for athletes to participate and compete in Special Olympics Gymnastics, including Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
The Special Olympics gymnastics program gives people with intellectual disabilities – of all ages and abilities – the opportunity to develop physical fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, confidence and friendships. Gymnastics is a fantastic community based activity for everybody to enjoy.
Is Special Olympics for you?
To find out if Special Olympics is an option for you or someone you know, please visit the Special Olympics Australia website. Alternatively, please call the Gymnastics Australia office on (03) 8698 9700 or email email@example.com your query. We look forward to supporting you on your pathway in Gymnastics.
It is a requirement that all gymnasts with Down Syndrome are cleared that it is safe for them to participate in gymnastics by a doctor.
Young Athletes Program
The partnership between Gymnastics Australia and Special Olympics Australia has established a Young Athletes Program for gymnastics. The inclusive multi-sport program develops fundamental movement skills among children aged between 2 and 7 years of age. Gymnastics Australia is committed to growing the Young Athletes Program and providing this as a recreational gymnastics pathway for children with an intellectual disability.
To find a gymnastics club near you that runs a Young Athletes Program, please contact Gymnastics Australia on (03) 8698 9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Olympics Competition Information
Please click here to watch videos of Special Olympics gymnasts performing the Level 1 and Level 2 routines for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. These videos explain and show the requirements for competitors.
If you’re a coach or judge and would like more information on the rules that govern Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics, please visit the Special Olympics website and click on the “Rules Artistic Gymnastics” PDF under Coaching.
Please click here to watch videos of Special Olympic Gymnasts performing the Level 1 and Level 2 routines for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. These videos explain and show the requirements for competitors.
If you’re a coach or judge and would like more information on the rules that govern Special Olympics Artistic Gymnastics, please visit the Special Olympics website and click on the “Rules Artistic Gymnastics PDF under Coaching.
Click here to view websites where you can download music for your routines.
Videos of routines for Rhythmic Gymnastics are available through Special Olympics International.
Please click here to use the videos for your routines. This page also provides resources for coaches and judges for Rhythmic Gymnastics Special Olympics programs.
To find out more about Special Olympics Gymnastics in your State or Territory, please click here .