All Full time staff are first aid and CPR trained, certified to teach gymnastics by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and screened annually to ensure the leadership that is provided to our BGA membership is nothing but the Best!
Adriana Forde – Head Coach
Born and raised in Canada, Adriana comes to Bermuda with over 16 years of coaching experience. Forde has always been passionate about gymnastics and expanding her knowledge within the sport by training and coaching in each of the very exciting disciplines gymnastics has to offer. Forde attained Brock University where she earned her honours degree in Kinesiology, which she complimented with graduate studies in Exercise Science for Health and Performance. Forde has multiple sport specific certifications and recognitions in the sport of gymnastics that has lead her to gain opportunities such as taking athletes to Provincial/ Eastern/ Canadian Championships, Junior and Senior Pan Am trials, the Commonwealth Games and Youth Olympics. “I strive to improve the quality of life in others through the power of knowledge and goal setting. My goal is to embrace the Bermudian culture while enhancing the BGA athletic performance both on island and overseas”.
Kim McHardy – Senior Coach
Kim first started coaching as a volunteer in 2006 for my local club, Ynys Môn Gymnastics Club in Anglesey, North Wales, UK. She is a qualified UKCC Women's Artistic Level 3 Coach and UKCC Pre-School Level 1 Coach through British Gymnastics and has been coaching full time since 2011 becoming Director and Facility Manager of YMGC. Kim helped take the Club from a sports centre ran charity catering to 100 children to a social enterprise catering to 500 children in it's own dedicated facility. She has been coaching in Bermuda since September 2017 after previous experience with the Club through the Natwest Island Games. She is also an FIG qualified Women's Artistic Judge and has judged regionally in the UK, at previous Celtic Cup Championships and Island Games.
Pilar Sanchez - Recreational Coach
"Practicing dance, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Artistic Gymnastics for more than 15 years was the most important experience in my life!" Pilar decided to make this my lifestyle. After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Physical Education, Pilar specialized in Rhythmic Gymnastics taking several courses in her home country of Columbia and in Spain. She is a member of the Academia FIG of which she is a Level III Rhythmic Gymnastics coach.
Before joining the Bermuda Gymnastics Association as a Recreative Coordinator in 2016, She worked for more than 20 years as a Physical Education teacher and Rhythmic Gymnast coach in Colombia.
As a Rhythmic Gymnast coach since 1993, she was in charge of the regional team whose gymnasts were part of the national team on numerous occasions representing Colombia in important events such as South American Championships, Panamerican Games and Central American Games.
She worked as a physical education teacher with elementary school students in public and private schools and it was there where she started the training of many gymnasts in a recreational and competitive way in addition to acquiring the experience to coordinate sports and recreational activities.
Marissa James – Administrative Office Manager
Marissa comes to Bermuda Gymnastics with the skills to manage and organize the administrative duties in our office day to day activities. She has 10 years of IT experience and has recently obtained her certificate with the Bermuda College in AMA General Management. She continues to progress in her studies as she works towards a certificate in Supply Chain Management, which will lead to her success in the overall workings of our charity as a business.
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