2019 Gymnast Choice Award

The newly established Gymnast’s Choice Award aims to celebrate and acknowledge contributions of our athletes to their chosen sports as voted by their peers. In its inaugural year, the Gymnast’s Choice Award received 29 nominations across the six competitive GymSports. Finalists from each GymSport were then voted on by the Athletes Commission to determine an overall winner.

Congratulations to our inaugural winner, Ty Swadling.

Ty has represented Australia for over 10 years in Trampoline Gymnastics and during this time has shown tremendous and positive sportsmanship. He is the most humble, motivating, down to earth athlete, friend, Dad, husband, coach and teacher. Ty is a natural leader within the national team and freely gives support to all team members regardless of the personal pressures that come with being the elder statesman. In recent years his personal interest and qualifications as a strength trainer has seen him take on the responsibilities of programming for the entire NSW Trampoline High Performance squad as well as any national squad members who express a desire to advance their preparations. Ty's presence in the team is always positive, his wit and humour helping to break the tension or lighten the mood when needed. Ty is not only an athlete, but a keen coach, judge, and presenter always willing to extend his knowledge to others. Ty is hard working and the effort he outs into all aspects of life is extremely admirable.