Sandy >Recreation Facilities > Olympus Gymnastics
9683 Sandy Pkwy, Sandy, UT | Directions 8407040.585345 -111.905253
The owner of the gym, Mary Wright, has ONE concern on her mind.....MONEY!!! Unfortunately, her concern about money is in the nature of how deep she can make her own pockets. At a recent meet, the Crystal Cup, which was scheduled to be held in an arena with stadium seating, not only did she refrain from posting the spectator fees on any of the meet information, but she charged more than any other meet, including regionals up to nationals!!! The most appalling part of the whole situation was: she charged "per session" (regardless if they were on the same day)....or $45.00 for a "day pass"....AND....it wasn't in the arena, rather it was in a small room that was transformed into a makeshift gym!!! Spectators were expected to sit on metal chairs that were positioned on one side of the room which allowed for, at maximum, a 20% UNOBSTRUCTED view of the events. Two beams were set up right in front of the chair's at best, that is what spectators paid to see. It was reported that due to unforeseen conflicts, Mary was notified 4 days prior to the meet that the arena was being utilized as the result of a school championship game. Conflicts are understandable, however, sending an email out to the gyms to notify them of the significant change in venue would have been at minimum what a professional would have done. Additionally, it was reported that the fee she was charged to utilize the alternate room was 25% the cost of the arena. Back to where I started...it's all about money for Mary Wright. To charge the amount she was charging, in combination with the "per session", worst viewing and seating accommodations ever experienced at a meet, AND the fact that she received a 75% reduction in venue rental confirms my initial comment.......MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!!!! I'm certain she's still counting it 24 hours later. She should be ashamed of herself and remove the welcome page she included in her $5 program (that didn't even include the name of the gym each gymnast belonged to). Her welcome page couldn't more contradictory than the manner in which she ran her meet. The concern is so great amongst multitudes of spectators, some from her own gym, that a sanction is currently being drawn up and will be submitted to the USAG board for review. Perhaps she can pay the fine she will hopefully be charged with the revenue she reaped from her entry fees due to her shear greediness.
Olympus is awsome – We are new to Olympus gymnastics, but we have been very satisfied with the quality of coaching, the number of levels and classes offered, and the location of the gym. The coaches also take the time to pay individual attention to the kids. My kids may never reach level 10, but we will stay with Olympus as long as they want to continue doing gymnastics.
Olympus Gymnastics offers free classes to autistic children – Olympus Gymnastics offers free classes to children with special needs. The children get one on one attention and our special needs children get to play and do gymnastics activities in a "normal" environment. Thanks to everyone at Olympus for offering this incredible service for our special needs kids.
I DO NOT recommend this gym – I would not recommend this gym. The owner allows the parents to run this gym, and talk freely about other parents and their gymnasts. Coaches are ok, but do not have enough coaching staff to keep your child moving along.
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