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Coach Bethaney brings a lifetime of gymnastics to CCG.  Her parents owned a gym and she literally “grew up” in the sport.  Bethaney had her own gymnastics career and competed through Level 8 and then turned to coaching.  She has coached for the past 16 years.  She has coached at Carroll Gymnastics in Maryland, Ocean Tumblers in Virginia, and First City Gymnastics in Pensacola, FL.

Coach Bethaney attended West Virginia University where she competed on both the Rowing and Diving Teams.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Education. She has taught in both Frederick, Maryland and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Coach Bethaney moved to Morehead City in the summer of 2016 with her husband, Andrew and her black lab, Kolsch.  Bethaney’s favorite part about coaching is seeing a student’s joy upon getting a new skill for the first time. She loves the sport for how it helps children grow both as people and as athletes.

Bethaney is the Program Director for Recreational Gymnastics at Crystal Coast Gymnastics.   She brings tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the program and we are thrilled to have her as a part of our team!

Meet Other Trainers

Miss Raquel Pearson hails from Dayton, Texas.  She developed an interest in gymnastics coaching while living in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  She coached there at Three Rivers Gymnastics for four years, teaching all levels from parent-tot and preschool to the high school gymnastics team.  Miss Raquel has a good technical eye and excels at teaching developmental level gymnasts sound gymnastics.  Her calm demeanor makes her an ideal instructor for parent-tot and preschool students as well as older students.  Miss Raquel is a favorite among birthday party attendees, receiving rave reviews from parents and kids.  Miss Raquel is a USAG Instructor Member and is a USAG certified instructor.

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