Gym Rules

In addition to Carmel & Co Gymnastics Codes of Behaviour, the following safety rules must be adhered to by all participants and parents/Guardians:

  • No jewelery to be worn by gymnasts while training. (this includes watches, earrings, necklaces, toe rings etc)
  • Hair must be tied back, away from the face and eyes, during class.
  • No loose or baggy clothing
  • Trampolinists must wear socks while training.
  • No shoes to be worn into the training area. (except Cheerleaders who have specialized, non marking shoes)
  • Children not participating in the class are not permitted on equipment at any time.
  • Gymnasts must always wait on the upstairs seating until class starts.
  • No food or drink is to be taken onto the equipment or matting at any time.
  • No chewing gum permitted in the Gym at any time.
  • Always follow the instructions of your coach.
  • Always walk around the apparatus areas while they are in use.
  • Do not jump or vault into the pit without permission from your coach or checking for other gymnasts first.
  • Parents/Guardians must turn mobile phones off, or put them on silent while inside the building.
  • Parents/Guardians must adhere to the designated viewing hours for the various gymsports:

Levels viewing hours: 

  After 6:30pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 

Cheerleading viewing hours:

  By invitation only 

Kindy Kids Club:

  Must Drop off and arrive to pick up children no earlier than 15 minutes before class ends 

In all other programs: 

  Parents/Guardians are permitted to watch the entire lesson  

  • Always notify administration of any changes to medical details or emergency contact details for your child/children.
  • Participants who are suspected of having a contagious condition such as chicken pox, measles, conjunctivitis, head lice etc will not be able to participate, and parents will be notified to collect them.
  • Parent/Guardians or other spectators must not yell out, or interfere with the classes being conducted. If you have any concerns, please see a staff member at reception, or the head coach at the end off the class.
  • No video or still photography. The flash may cause an injury and it is also against our member protection policy. During events, photography (of your child only) is permitted provided your flash is turned off.
  • No Nut products permitted in the Gym. Some children are highly allergic.
  • Children must not leave the building unless accompanied by a parent or Guardian.
  • Your children are your responsibility when they are not training – both before and after their class.