Our History

The National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics was founded in 1973 by Dick Mulvihill and Linda Metheny-Mulvihill.

Linda represented the United States as an Olympian in Tokyo in 1964, in Mexico City in 1968, and in Munich in 1972. Dick was a U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics assistant coach in Mexico City in 1968, in Munich in 1972, and in Montreal in 1976. Since opening the Academy in Eugene, they have trained 17 Olympians, and over 50 National Champions. Linda was named USGF Choreographer of the Year in 1989. She is currently one of the highest ranked Gymnastics Judges in the USA and judged the competition in the two most recent Olympiads.

Linda’s USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Page

Dick’s USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Page

“Dick Mulvihill Lifetime Achievement in Gymnastics Award.” 

Mission

The National Academy’s mission is to present to our children a recreational and competitive program which will help prepare them to be confident and productive adults by instilling within them the traits of hard work ethics, perseverance, courage, and respect for and appreciation of the efforts of others.
Gymnastics has so much to offer growing boys and girls… not only with nero-muscular development and motor skills, but also in the area of personal character, discipline and self-motivation. Building children, rather than having to mend young adults, is a community goal that we feel honored to be a part of.
It is what gymnastics can do for our youngsters, not what our youngsters can do for gymnastics,
with which we are concerned.

-Dick Mulvihill, Founder