Janine Waters is a former international gymnast who hails from the United Kingdom. Shortly after migrating to the United States in the early 90's, Janine began her coaching career at Philadelphia Gymnastics, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Working under the stewardship of Jackie Byers, Janine taught Preschool, Intermediate, and Advanced children programs.
Relocating to Delaware with her husband, Ben, Janine's teaching career reached an all-time high. Janine joined the staff of Karen Myers and Co.,of Kennett Square, PA. Janine was able to expand her knowledge of the sport by working side by side with former Olympic Russian and Ukraine coaches and gymnasts. Janine increased her skills to include: child development, motor skills training, lesson planning, and sports psychology. Janine was one of the primary competitive team coaches at KMC.
At KMC, Janine achieved the following: USGF Professional Development Program: Levels 1,2,and 3, USA Gymnastic Safety Certification, Skill Evaluator, Talent Opportunity Program participant, National Training Camp Attendee and USA Gymnastics Summer Coaches Workshop Attendee, teaching USA JO level 2-10.
After the birth of her first child, Benjamin III, Janine took a short break from teaching and coaching. However, the desire to teach became too strong. An opportunity to teach the sport she loves in an academic setting became available. Janine soon joined the staff of the Evan Thomas Institute in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. Here, Janine was able to teach gymnastics and see the progress of her teaching evolve over a period of years. During this time, Janine worked specifically with children with brain injuries and autism. The achievements she has seen in the children she has worked with could be considered small miracles.
Janine and Ben, along with their 3 children, Benjamin, Hannah and Jonah, love to be at the gym. Her Tumblekids gymnastics center has now been open for several years and she is applying the international method with a focus on children under the age of 18.