Vaughan Gymnastics Club
The Largest Gymnastics Club in Vaughan
Meet the Coaches
We hire only the best of the best to be our coaches
All of our coaches are seasoned gymnasts selected for their skill and patience to teach your little ones.
All of our recreational and competitive coaches are certified under the N.C.C.P. (National Coaching Certification Program) for artistic gymnastics and trampoline. All coaches are qualified to instruct and spot all gymnastics skills using safe and progressive techniques.
Bob Carisse - Technical Consutant
Bob is a former member of Canada’s National Gymnastics Team and National Team Coach at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. With over 35 years of coaching experience and an academic background including Hons. BA in Physical Education and B. Ed, Bob leads our program as Technical Director.
Jesse Carisse - Head Coach of All Competitive Programs
Jesse has been coaching for 17 years. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology, and is currently teaching at York University in the Kinesiology department. He is the former National Novice champion in Trampoline, has competed at several International trampoline events, and has occupied a spot on the Senior National team for many years.
Semion Feldman - Men’s Competitive Coach
Semion is a former Elite Athlete from Russia, and later, Uzbekistan. He completed his coaching studies in Uzbekistan before moving to Israel and finally Canada to further his coaching career. He comes to us with 15 years of coaching experience.
Cheri Carisse - Program Director
Cheri comes from a background as a former Elite Athlete. She has over 35 years of coaching experience at both the developmental and competitive levels.
Emily Heathcote - Camp Director
Emily is a former provincial athlete in trampoline and has been a lifelong member at the gym, coaching for over 6 years. She runs our successful summer camp and will be returning for her third year as our Camp Director.
Samonique Hylton - Women's Competitive Coach
Samonique was born and raised in Jamaica. She describes herself as confident, reliable, responsible, hardworking and determined. She is a certified Competitive gymnastics coach who has coached competitive gymnastics both in Jamaica and in the USA. Samonique has come with great experiences which her background of coaching in both Jamaica and the USA it has given her a diverse perspective on training methods and a keen ability to adapt to various coaching styles. Her commitment to continuous learning and growth ensures that she remains at the forefront of gymnastics coaching techniques.
Justin Swift - Administrator
Justin has a background in customer service and leadership positions, with a master's degree in management. He takes care of the day-to-day running of the gym.
Are you interested in becoming a coach or CIT?
Most of our coaches are former or current athletes in our recreational or competitive programs. The C.I.T. (Coach in Training) program starts at age 13 on a volunteer basis. If you are interested in becoming a coach or C.I.T. with Vaughan Gymnastics please contact our office.