About the Owner

Kathy Dwyer

Business Background

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Kathy Dwyer, Owner of U. S Gold Gymnastics

1992 started a gymnastics program at the Destin Community Center grew to 375 children

1997 built 1stS. Gold Gymnastics Academy in Destin, FL

1996-2003 served on the USAG Florida State Board

2000 opened 2nd location in Fort Walton (which later moved to Crestview in 2011)

2000 awarded SEC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

2013 opened 3rd U.S. Gold Gymnastics Academy in Miramar Beach, FL. (team training gym)

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Georgia

Accommodates over 1,000 families a week

Personal background

Started doing gymnastics in elementary school

Virginia State Vault Champion as a Class 1 gymnast during high school, multiple years

1989 NCAA National Championship Team for University of Georgia

All SEC on Vault

1990 SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

1992 BS in Psychology

Daughter Harly Grace, age 11, is a Level 9 gymnast and currently trains at the U.S. Gold Team Gym in Miramar Beach.

Coaching background

1993-2013 won 16 USAG Jr. Olympic State Team titles

Won 12 USAG Jr. Olympic Regional, Eastern National, and National Individual all-around titles

Head Coach of Savannah Evans, University of Florida, class of 2007, who scored a perfect 10.0 on the vault her freshman year and went on to be a 4 time 1st team All-American

Head Coach of Alie Glover, University of Iowa, class of 2016, who was awarded Big Ten Freshman of the Week Feb 8, 2013 and 2014 Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch List.

Head Coach of Alina Swafford, University of Brockport, Class of 2016.

Head Coach of McKinzie Jones, Southeast Missouri University, Class of 2019