Famed Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes is setting up to open her own gymnastics school in the state of Maryland according to We Buy Black.
The 43-year-old mother of four children, a three-time gold-winning gymnast at the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes is opening a new gymnastics academy in Clarksburg, Maryland, less than 30 miles from where she grew up in Silver Spring. The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy will open its doors in the Spring of 2020.
Dawes announced the news on Instagram, “Welcome to Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy! Join me on this exciting journey. Watch the transformation unfold. Opening Spring 2020. Clarksburg, MD. Submit your email at www.dominiquedawesgymnasticsacademy.com to receive DDGA newsletter and be the first to know about memberships, class schedules, summer camps, raffles and more! #dawesgymacademy“
A description of her academy is listed on the website: “Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy is a safe, supportive and empowering gymnastics and ninja gym for all! We aspire to inspire today’s generation of gymnasts and more. In a safe, caring, and uplifting environment, our athletes will develop the characteristics and self-confidence to reach their fullest potential in and out of the gym. Our desire is to plant seeds of empowerment, all while teaching quality gymnastics, fostering friendships and building memories that will last a lifetime.”
Dawes is thrilled to be embarking on this exciting journey. “All four of my kids are my motivation! They will be active in the gymnastics and ninja programs and I couldn’t be more proud to build a community to empower and positively encourage today’s generation of gymnasts and beyond. Words leave a lasting impact on the self-esteem of a young child, which is why it’s beyond gold medals here at Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy. Every child that walks through our doors will know that they are valued. My amazing staff will understand that the most important kid is the one standing right in front of them.”
The Olympian plans on opening more locations across Montgomery County in the coming years. “This is me leaving a lasting legacy in the sport of gymnastics. I know I was able to do it as an athlete. This is my way of doing it by creating a healthy, positive encouraging gymnastics community in this area, in the state of Maryland, that has been so supportive of me throughout my whole career,” Dawes tells Montgomery Community Media.