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History 2017-10-16T09:18:31+00:00

History

Panthers Gymnastics Club was formed in 1966 as a parent-run organization operating out of gymnasiums and community clubs in the St. Boniface community. In 1990 we moved to our current permanent facility and have undergone two expansions over the years to be able to continue to grow and offer state of the art equipment to our members. We continue to provide high quality gymnastics programs to children from all over Winnipeg and the surrounding rural regions.

Panthers Gymnastics Club has been proud of the coaching skills provided by the husband and wife team of head coaches, Robert Persechino and Hélène Desmarais. Robert and Hélène both hold the NCCP Level 4 coaching designation, which is the highest coaching certification achievable in gymnastics.

Over the years Panthers has had members on the Canadian Olympic Team, World Team, Commonwealth Team and representing Canada at a variety of International Events. We have regularly produced high performance athletes and had multiple members on Team Manitoba going to Westerns and Nationals yearly. Many alumni went on to receive full scholarships to NCAA Universities in the USA and have gone on to compete at high levels in other sports after retiring from gymnastics.