September Newsletter

Dear Liberty Community,

We hope you are all enjoying the cool weather, more breathable air and bluer sky!

Liberty Gymnastics continues to adapt to Contra Costa County's evolving guidelines for how we can operate under COVID-19 and what types of programs we can offer.

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We are presently offering the following programs:

  • Virtual Preschool with Coach Marc (ages 4-5)

  • Preschool Camp (ages 4-5)

  • Boys & Girls Rec Camp (ages 6-14)

Preschool and Rec Camp are in-person programs held at the gym, with multiple scheduling options available, including new Saturday morning Preschool & Girls Rec sessions! Our camps give your child a great opportunity to exercise, socialize, learn, and have fun in a safe, supervised environment.

Please click the buttons below for more details.

Virtual Preschool

We are also offering Team Camps, by invitation only.

We look forward to offering more programs as county restrictions ease.


Please be assured that the safety of our athletes, their family members, and our staff will always be our top priority. We will only offer new programs when we are confident it is safe to do so.

Welcome New Coaches!

We are delighted to welcome 6 additions to Liberty's amazing coaching staff. 


We have brought Brandon, Dom, and Nick aboard to meet the growing demand for our Boy's Rec Camp, which meets in our beautiful Building B facility. 


Click here for more information on our Boys 1 Rec Program.

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Boys Recreational Coach

Brandon Kim calls Liberty Gymnastics his “second home,” as he has been practicing with us for 8 years! Coach Brandon strives to “inspire my students to love gymnastics, and to achieve progress through hard work while having fun.” A resident of Montclair, Brandon enjoys fishing and relaxing by the water.

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Boys Recreational Coach

Dom Gianatiempo started gymnastics at the tender young age of 18 months! He has been competing at Liberty for 12 years and has been coaching for one year. Dom recognizes that each child progresses in gymnastics at different rates, and sets individual goals for his students accordingly. He lives in Martinez and enjoys cooking, the outdoors and discussing politics.



Boys Recreational Coach

Nick Johns started gymnastics at age 4 as an outlet for his nonstop climbing and jumping, and he hasn’t looked back! Nick has extensive experience working as a “buddy” with younger children. As a coach, he emphasizes accountability and effort, and rewards students who do their best with fun activities. In his free time, Nick enjoys computer programming, drawing, video games and working out. He lives in Concord.



Preschool Coach

Gabe Marquez took up gymnastics at age 7, started competing at Liberty in 2007 and finished as a Level 10. Gabe relates strongly to Liberty’s “Achieving Together” philosophy, as he views gymnastics as a collaborative activity in which parents, coaches and staff members all play a part. He enjoys playing piano and ukulele and listing to Taylor Swift. Gabe lives in Antioch.

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Preschool Coach

Gigi Medina has coached preschool gymnastics for 10 years. She has been a dancer since age five and took up musical theater in college. She enjoys singing karaoke, and her vocal chops led to an opportunity to sing the national anthem at a Sacramento Kings game! Gigi says her teaching style is “very interactive, using imagination and repetition to teach gymnastics skills.” She lives in Antioch.

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Preschool Coach

Hallie Silveria has worked with pre-schoolers since 2016 as a childcare worker and babysitter, and looks forward to stepping up to coaching. She likes being both a friend and teacher to the kids she works with, and, most of all, keeping it fun! Hallie lives in Vallejo and enjoys watching shows or movies with family and hanging out with friends. 

Stable Grouping

One of the gym's key requirements while operating under COVID-19 is to maintain "stable grouping." Since we receive many questions on this subject, we thought it would be helpful to clarify what stable grouping means and why we have implemented a stable grouping protocol.


The state of California has limited to 14 the number of children who can meet in a supervised camp environment. We have opted to limit the group size to 12, as an additional safety measure.

In addition:

  • 1-2 adults may supervise the children. The group must stay together for all activities, including meals and recreation, and must avoid contact while at camp with people outside the group.

  • Each group must meet for a minimum of three consecutive weeks.

  • Each group must be “stable:” the same group of children must remain with the same adults for the duration of the camp session.

The 12 children can be divided into sub-groups supervised by the same adult staff. For example, Liberty can operate 2 mini-camps with 3 children each, and a third mini-camp with 6 children, under the direction of the same 1-2 coaches. Those coaches cannot work with any other children.


The two main reasons for stable grouping are to:

  1. Minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission by limiting the number of people to which each child and coach are exposed, and

  2. Facilitate contact tracing in the event that a group member tests positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

We have made extensive upgrades and operational changes to make Liberty Gymnastics a clean and safe space for you and your child.

Here are two resources that detail the comprehensive steps we have taken to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  1. COVID-19 Safety Overview

  2. COVID-19 Mitigation Manual

Please understand that complying with the stable grouping mandate severely restricts our operational capacity. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and support during this difficult time.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Best Regards,

Alethea & Joe

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