Since opening in 1980, LaFleur’s has created programs that benefit kids of all ages. Our love of kids is the fuel that drives us toward wanting to have the highest quality programs available anywhere.
In 1996 LaFleur’s built the state of the art gymnastics facility on Anderson Rd with in-ground trampolines, wall-to-wall padding, multiple foam pits, and “Tot World” (a learning area specifically designed for our 1-5 year olds). Jeff is a nationally certified ASEP (American Sport Education Program) instructor, KAT (Kinder Accreditation for Teacher) and MELPD (Movement Education Lesson Plan Development) instructor for USA Gymnastics, and he speaks at many State, Regional, and National seminars about the benefits of gymnastics and its positive effect on early childhood development.
LaFleur’s has had countless State, Regional, and National champion competitors; and Tampa’s only International level competitors including six time Jr. Pan Am gold medalist, Michelle Karac, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu, and Jr. National Team Members, Leila Pallardy and Emily Spychala. Many of LaFleur’s gymnasts have gone to college on scholarships and many have come back to teach at our club.
In 1998 LaFleur’s added a “learn-to swim” pool to provide a safe and healthy environment for kids to learn how to swim. In 2001, they enclosed the pool to allow kids to have a year-round swim program. And in 2010 they made the transition from chlorine to salt water (which is better for the kids’ skin and eyes). In the summer of 2010, Jeff was invited by Dr. Ludmilla Rosengren (author of Baby Swim, and the world’s leading expert on Infant / Toddler Swimming) to be the Key Note speaker at an International Swim School Conference in Sweden. In 2012 LaFleur’s expanded their gymnastics facility by 5,100 sq. ft. They added in-ground pits for each event, and the country’s only porta-pit hydraulic lift (we have 2).
We want to thank you for taking an interest in our program(s). We know your child will reap the rewards of their participation for years to come.
As parents of two adult kids ourselves we know…