When our club got it's new gym, no parents except the tinies, could stay and watch. There is just no place for anyone to stand/sit. When we have an in house meet for just our club, we have to take away all the beams, put down the tramp and remove a set of bars!
So we all had to adjust at the same time. The difference is that, I only ever see where my girls are at by going to meets. Little DD brings home a binder each month that shows her progress, goals and achievments, that helps to keep me in the loop. Big DD talks about what she did, who drove her nuts and what is driving her bonkers. The drive home is 40 mins on a good day, so they get lots of time to share.
Like anything you'll get used to it, I feel for you, but life's like this. Just as you get comfortable in one phase, a new one comes along to challenge you. Those of you who have almost grown up and grown up kids know all about this one. My fifteen year old will leave home in Aug 2009 to go to college, I just cannot imagine him gone or looking after himself, but it's just another one of those changes!