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Destira & S&S Gym Camps: College Showcase Leotard Designs


Yes, those are Destira designed leotards on those are amazing gymnasts! We’re proud to announce our partnership with S&S Gym Camps and their college recruitment program this summer. This is a chance for Destira to support a wonderful organization while sharing our designs and enthusiasm with the community.

Out of a mutual passion for gymnastics, Ryan Snider, Assistant Coach at University of Pittsburgh, and Heather Schnelzer, the owner of Aerial Athletics, joined forces to create S&S Gym Camps. The company’s mission is to host camps for all levels, throughout the U.S., that allow athletes to come train in a fun, safe and encouraging environment with the best clinicians in the country. This year marks their 10th year of hosting camps.

S&S Gym Camp’s College Bound Showcase is a premier college recruiting event for gymnasts in grades 8 to 12. College coaches are invited to spend the day at the gym while athletes train in small groups. This one day event gives gymnasts an opportunity to be seen by college coaches from most divisions and conferences across the country. Last year, more than a dozen scholarships were offered to recruitable gymnasts during the College Bound Showcase!

Thanks to Instagram, we were introduced to S&S Gym Camp’s amazing programs. Our philosophies and business goals aligned, and a synergistic partnership was born. Destira was asked to design leotards for the 2018 College Bound events in San Antonio, Texas and Sarasota, Florida. Being highly experienced with custom leotard design, this assignment was right in our wheelhouse.

At these events, the participating gymnasts were placed into groups according to their high school graduation year. Being able to quickly, visually discern an athlete’s grade level was critical for the college coaches. Destira embraced this challenge by creating their design concept in 5 color variations, which were distinct yet harmonious. Additionally, the graduation year was incorporated into the back design as a bold, cool graphic. As you can see, our design team was passionate about this project!

Destira would like to thank S&S Gym Camp for this outstanding experience. We also extend a huge, “Congratulations!” to the 290 exceptional gymnasts who participated in the 2018 College Bound events. Custom apparel is inspiring to us, as it brings people together, makes events more special, and creates memories. Having the opportunity to do this for an athlete in a culminating moment, such as a college showcase, is both exciting and inspiring for everyone on Team Destira.