Rythmic gymnastics has changed my life. I started when I was 6 years old. My team have become very close friends over the past 5 years. Being part of a team makes me realize that it’s not always about myself. My coach is kind and caring, she has made up lots of great dances and taught us many cool tricks. I have learned that it’s not only about winning, it’s about having fun too but I know you have to work hard to improve. I realize that the harder I work, the better I become. My favourite part about rythmic gymnastics is that there are many choices like ball, hoop, ribbon or free routines. It may be hard at the beginning, but I keep trying.

Laura Di Luch, age 11