Jake Smith grew up in Cathy-Lea training in Dance and Acrobatics from a young age. He also trained in men's gymnastics at Grips Gymnastics in Dandenong.
Jake coaches gymnastics at Cheltenham Youth Club and has completed coaching training to Advanced level. He continues to train in gymnastics and tumbling at CYC to maintain his agility and skills.
When not doing Acrobatics in the gym, Jake is often found performing acrobatics on the water. He is an avid wakeboarder and kneeboarder, and is Vice President of the Monash University water ski club. In this role he has trained many young people to waterski and wakeboard. He also coaches children with cancer at Challenge waterski weekends.
Jake has taught Acrobatics Cathy-Lea for three years is excited to be running the Acrobatics program again in 2021.