Williamsburg Gymnastics Coaches

Helping every child reach their individual potential is hard work - good thing we have the best coaches. They come to Williamsburg because they know there is a gymnast in every child that steps through our doors, as they once did, and are eager to share their passion for the sport.

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Coach Pete has over 30 years of competitive gymnastics and coaching experience. He began his career in gymnastics in Va. Beach and then received a scholarship to compete for the College of William & Mary for four years. He is one of four gymnasts at William and Mary that achieved the remarkable distinction of ranking in the all-time top 10 on every event during his college career. He also ranked first in William and Mary’s all-time parallel bar records, third on high bar, fourth in the all around, eighth on floor exercise, rings and vaulting and 10th on pommel horse.  In 1992, Pete was voted in as team captain and won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship All Around Competition.  Pete also helped his team earn the National Academic Team Championship for the Collegiate Gymnastics Association.  

     

Pete's Coaching career began in college in the recreational classes held at W&M.  Upon graduation from W&M with a Degree in Education, he was brought on as the Assistant Men's Gymnastics coach for the college.  Pete has been coaching at W&M for over 20 years.  During this time he has demonstrated his growth and development as a coach by being awarded the 2008 USAG Assistant Coach of the year, the 2008 and 2011 ECAC (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference), Assistant Coach of the Year, and the prestigious 2006, 2008, and the 2014 NCAA Eastern Region Coach of the Year Awards.  Pete has a tremendous amount of experience and education in working with all levels of athletes and loves working with anyone that wants to learn gymnastics.

Owner & Gym Director

Pete Walker

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We call Cindy the mother hen... she keeps a close watch on everything, such as meet registration, gym operations and each child who walks through the gym doors. Cindy, from Va. Beach, received her Degree of Music Therapy and a Degree of Music Education from Radford University.  She worked as a Music Therapist in the Va. Beach City Public Schools for 9 years before coming to Williamsburg.  She has earned her Masters of Education from Regent University and is ABD (All but Dissertation) for her Doctorate in Education/Staff Development.  Cindy received the 2013 Richard M. Aronson Special Service Award from the NCAA for her work with the W&M Men's Gymnastics team.

     

Cindy and Pete have been married for 16 years and have 4 beautiful children ages 15, 13, 11, and 7 who all share the love of gymnastics and family.

Cindy Walker

Owner & Administrator

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Gymnastics Katy is a former  JO Level 9 gymnast from Northern Virginia.  She was the Level 7 All Around State Champion & National Team Member.  She was a Level 8 Regional Team Member and Floor Champion.  She also had multiple All District and county high school titles.  

 

Education Katy attended the University of West Virginia and earned a Degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology.

 

Coaching After leaving West Virginia, Katy began coaching at G-Force Gymnastics with recreational and Xcel athletes.  all Katy moved down to Williamsburg to be closer to her grandmother. She has been coaching at Williamsburg Gymnastics for 6 years.  Katy is the proud mama of Bill, her rescued Pit bull. 

Favorite Event Balance Beam

Favorite Quotes "If at first you don't succeed, try doing what your coach said to do the first time." "Sore today, stronger tomorrow." "It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be."

Fun Fact Katy loves traveling, fuzzy socks, big dogs, and iced coffee.

Director of the

Women's Program

Katy Dixon

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Gymnastics Brett is originally from Pennsylvania and started gymnastics at the age of 7.  

 

Education Brett has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kansas.

 

Coaching Brett has more than 25 years of coaching experience. He has coached athletes of all levels including Special Olympics, USAG Future Stars, and athletes on the Junior National Team. He has been active in the Virginia Men's Gymnastics community as a clinician and a member of the State Board. He served as Vice President for 6 years and is now serving as the new President!

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Director of the

Men's  Program

Brett Lydon

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Gymnastics Coach Nikki started with ballet at the age of 6.  She transitioned to gymnastics and competed through high school up to JO Level 9 and into college.

Education Nikki has an Associate's Degree in health sciences from Cortland State and a Bachelor's Degree in nursing from Russel Sage College.

Coaching Nikki has been coaching gymnastics for 30 years.  She has experience with JO Levels 3-5 and Xcel.

 

Favorite Event Vault & Floor "I love the power involved with tumbling." 

Favorite Quote "The pain you fell today will be the strength you feel tomorrow." "A positive attitude will lead to positive outcomes."

Fun Fact Coach Nikki needs condiments on all of her food....mayo, mustard, honey, dressing, ketchup, or butter!!!!

Girls Xcel Team Coach

Nikki Lord

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Natalie, a native of Ohio, is a former competitive gymnast herself.  She was the Ohio State Bars Champion during her competitive career.  Natalie attended Slippery Rock University and earned her Degree in Physical Therapy.  She is an area Manager for Pivot Physical Therapy and provides client care.  She started the pre-team with Williamsburg Gymnastics and continues to develop young athletes.   She’s also an awesome mentor to all of us in the gym and wonderful with our young and aspiring gymnasts.  Natalie is married and has 3 children.

Natalie Conway

Girls Pre-Team Coach