Tumbling is a truly breath taking type of gymnastics and is characterised by the complex, swift and rhythmical succession of a crisp string of eight tumbling elements acrobatic, bounding from hands to feet, feet to hands or even feet directly back onto feet. A tumbling pass may be over in a matter of seconds and is performed on a tumbling track that is 25 meters in length. The tumbling strip is preceded by an 20-meter runway, which gymnasts sprint down to gather momentum before hurling themselves into their tumbling sequences. 

A gymnast performs a tumbling pass, which sees them gain speed and power by running along a track and performing a series of elements. A typical tumbling competition will include the gymnast completing either two or three tumbling passes. Depending of the level of competition these passes can be up to eight elements long and contain a combination of flics, whips and somersaults, straight or twisting. World-class tumblers perform no less than two double somersaults in one run, the best of them three, finishing with a triple or even a quadruple somersault.

Great Britain is one of the most respected nations of the world in Tumbling and has achieved success at World and European level with medals in all categories.  SALTO has a proud history, stretching back over 30 years, of producing national champions and three members of the current junior and senior national squads, including Elliott Browne current Individual Bronze Medalist and Team Gold Medalist at 2017 World Championships. Elliott Browne now trains at Wakefield GC with the National Senior Squad.