About Swallows

Swallows of Helston is a gymnastic club in Cornwall with approximately 350 members, ranging from around 3 years old to adults. A broad range of classes are run weekly, incorporating all ages, at recreational, display and competitive levels.


Club Apparatus Competition May 2014

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s club competition such a success and fun day.  A special thanks to all the coaches for their hard work (prior to the competition and on the day), judges, Kathy for announcing, the head coach for organising the event, parents who were able to help with refreshments, music, raffle etc and to the Deputy Mayor of Helston who was able to present medals in the morning’s competition.

The girls have to compete on the floor, vault, bars and beam, results as follows:-

Level 6 girls 8 & under, overall champions with the same score were Olivia Morris and Jasmine Forwood, closely followed by Morwenna Holbrook.  Well done to all the girls some of whom haven’t undertaken a four piece apparatus competition before.

Level 6 girls 9yrs, overall champion Holly Kemp, 2nd Jessica Caves and 3rd Sophie McCartney. All the girls did really well in a very tight contest, keep up the good work.

Level 6 girls 11 & under, overall champion Claudia Kitchen, 2nd Isadora Revell and 3rd Kerris Richards. All the girls did really well, overcoming routines they’ve struggled with and did themselves proud.

Level 5 girls 10 & under, overall champion was Yuki Cornish, 2nd Charlotte Fiddler and 3rd Ashleigh Shovel. All the girls in this category did extremely well, some of whom hadn’t competed on all four pieces of apparatus at this level before.

Level 5 girls 11+, overall champion was Dana Wheat, 2nd Cara Jackson, 3rd Shannon Standing, and 4th Katie McCartney. This was a very close competition between this group who showed their skills brilliantly.

Level 4, overall champion was Phoebe Jenkin, 2nd Autumn-star Mills, 3rd Zara Mitchell and 4th Dana Littlejohns. Another close competition but the girls did extremely well practising new skills in a competitive environment.

Level 3, overall champion was Heather Bolton and 2nd Megan Morris, both girls have worked very hard and tried out new skills.

Also competing were the boys who have 6 pieces – floor, vault, high bar, pommel, rings and p-bars, results as follows:-

Boys under 8 – Ashton Watson who had great consistent scores on all six pieces.

Boys under 10 – champion Cameron Jenkin, 2nd Aidan Hunkin and 3rd Leandros Papastavros.

Boys under 12 – champion Elliot Bullen, 2nd Matt Heaney and 3rd Matt Bolton.

Boys under 14 – champion Calum Walklett and 2nd Kai Cornish.

Boys under 16 – champion Jake Hubbard.

All the boys worked extremely hard learning and improving their skills and routines.

Keep up the hard work gymnasts, the club is proud of everyone of you and we look forward to seeing you at the next competition. x