North Shore Rhythmics was proud to host regionals over Mother's Day Weekend -- and to qualify many gymnasts for the Junior Olympic championships in Orlando June 6-9. At the ESPN venue in Florida, several of our girls also qualified for the national championships in San Jose June 26-27. The top 25 juniors and the top 20 seniors (girls who will be 16 or older this calendar year) go to nationals each year. For final results, click here. After the competition, North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts spent time together around the pool and at tourist attractions such as SeaWorld and DisneyWorld.
“I love that rhythmic gymnastics is a place where sport meets art” – Irina Korosteleva
On June 18 North Shore Rhythmics is adding a coach, Irina Korosteleva. She is a former member of the U.S. senior national team who trained at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics. Since 2007 she has owned Kortel Academy of Gymnastics in Seattle, where she coached elite gymnasts such as Amanda Tran (a former junior national team member) and Megan Frohlich (a member of the senior national group). While running her gym, she attended college full time and received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. Rhythmic gymnastics lets coaches and gymnasts be creative, she says. “I love that the sport helps gymnasts become elegant, and helps them build strong minds to achieve goals, and to develop stamina, endurance, discipline and willpower.” Irina will coach all levels at North Shore Rhythmics.