New For You At Dan McKinney Family YMCA


New & NotableEvents and Special ActivitiesHealth and WellnessFamily & KidsY's Active Adults (50+) 


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Facility News and Updates

We continue to reopen our facilities and programming! View the YMCA of San Diego County's safe operating policies and guidelines here!

Memorial Day Hours

We’re open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, with modified hours! We will be open from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

SPA IS OPEN

Repairs are complete, and our spa is open. Check our branch page for the schedule, which is modified during youth baseball season.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN MAY

Mental health is no less important than our physical health. We invite young people, ages 13 to 24, to experience the Y FREE and find new activities and that support positive mental health. Find resources and learn more about teen free access eligibility.

MAY IS NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION MONTH

Did you know that the Y has been the nation’s leader in swim instruction and water exercise for more than 100 years? Swim lessons are a key component for drowning prevention — reducing the likelihood of drowning by 88%! This May, join the Y – “America’s Swim Instructor” – in taking steps to increase safety around water. Read more about National Drowning Prevention Month.

Learn to Swim at the Y!

Y's across San Diego County offer group and private swim lesson for ALL ages! Join the national campaign to prevent drowning. Sign up for swim lessons today!

BECOME A LIFEGUARD AT THE Y

Lifeguard Academy is now FREE for all applicants who pass tryouts. Get certified to save lives and start getting paid within two weeks! Learn more.

UPCOMING CLOSURES

  • May 11-13: The splash pad will be closed for maintenance.
  • May 14: Due to a YMCA Swim Meet, the Competition Pool will be closed from 10:45am to 4:30pm. The Recreation Field will be closed from 10:15am to 4:30pm.

Pool Closure on June 12

On Sunday, June 12, we will be closing all pools in our association for an all-day event dedicated to training our aquatics team to prevent, recognize and respond to all aquatic situations. All aquatics positions will be required to participate in this ongoing effort to maximize safety in our pools.

Y FAMILY NIGHT AT SAN DIEGO LOYAL SC GAME

Join us on June 11 for Y Family Night as San Diego Loyal take on Hartford Athletic! The club is donating $6 of every ticket purchased to support YMCA youth soccer scholarships. Buy your tickets today!

The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with San Diego Loyal SC, our hometown professional soccer team, and Rady Children’s Hospital to strengthen our youth soccer leagues by providing guidance in skill development and coaching, health best practices to help players develop self-confidence, positive relationships and resilience. Learn more about this exciting partnership here.

BASKETBALL GYMNASIUM CLOSED

Due to critical maintenance and repairs, the basketball gymnasium is closed until further notice. At this stage, we do not have an estimated repair timeline but will continue to share updates in the coming months. As a reminder, members have full access to other YMCAs across San Diego County, the closest with gymnasiums being Ryan Family YMCA and Mission Valley YMCA.

CHILD WATCH MEMBERSHIP OPTION

New hours: 

  • Morning session: 
    • Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Afternoon session:
    • Monday and Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:30pm
    • Tuesdays: 2:30 - 6:00pm

Family members can opt to add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $20 monthly. Use your Child Watch benefit at any YMCA that offers the service. While you exercise or relax at the Y, children can play under the supervision of trained YMCA staff. Child Watch is open to children ages 6 weeks to 9 years old!


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Health and Wellness

SAVE ON PERSONAL TRAINING IN APRIL

Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive fitness plan or the accountability of a professional, our certified personal trainers have you covered! In April, members can purchase five sessions for $199 or 10 sessions for $399 — save 20% per session. Purchase your package online or at the Y. Valid April 1-30, 2022. Limit one package per person.

REIKI

Now available: Reiki therapy sessions with Lanie Chapman, certified Reiki master with more than 30 years of experience. Reiki is an ancient, safe, natural and proven healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation, mental clarity, reduction of pain, improved sleep, increase of confidence and self­-esteem.Purchase sessions here and we'll contact you to set up a time.

LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person — mind and body. Through this program participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance and functional ability, build muscle mass and strength, and increase flexibility. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of survivors and their families. This creates a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. Get more information online here.

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Get a detailed breakdown of your lean tissue, water and fat mass in just 45 seconds. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body! Free with a purchase of a PT package or $20 for members, $30 for non-members. See a coach or trainer to get signed up or contact Jeremy Sobotka, [email protected].

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION

Meet with a wellness coach to get acquainted with equipment and classes, ask questions and chart a path to reach your goals. Schedule your 30-minute orientation at the Welcome Center! Learn more.


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Activities for Kids and Families

CHARACTER BUILDERS

Open registration for Dan McKinney Family YMCA Character Builders before and/or after school child care is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. View all Character Builder site locations and register today.

Preschool Open House
Saturday, June 4, from 10am - 12pm

Join us for a preschool open house and learn why YMCA Preschools are a great place for your child to learn, play and grow! During the open house, families will get a tour of the facility, learn about our unique curriculum and meet our directors. Learn more about Dan McKinney Family YMCA Preschool.

SUMMER CAMP

Camp is calling! Registration is open now for summer day camps at 14 YMCAs and three overnight camps at YMCA Camp Marston, YMCA Raintree Ranch and YMCA Camp Surf. Sign up early to save your spot — many camps are already full.

SWIM TEAM

Our La Jolla Lightning swim team is practicing regularly! If your child would like to get involved, swimmers should be proficient in 100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 100-200 IM based on ability, 25-50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Learn more about swim teams at the Y.

GYMNASTICS

Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident and find balance in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Learn more.

NEW: We are now enrolling for preschool open gym! Learn more.

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM

Registration is open for Preschool Open Gym! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00-11:00am, preschool gymnasts can jump, tumble, explore and practice their training outside of class in an unstructured, but supervised setting. Note: Registration opens the day of. Register online.

ADVENTURE GUIDES

Adventure Guides offers a unique experience for parents and their children to enjoy a mix of group activities and outdoor adventures while creating close and enduring relationships. Learn more.


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Y's Active Adults

BOOK CLUB

Do you enjoy reading and like to share your thoughts with others? Join us for our YAA Book Club! Learn, read new books, meet new people and exercise your brain. Meets 12:30-2:00pm every second Thursday of the month. Read these books and come prepared to discuss:

  • April 14: The Paris Library by Janet Skesline Charles
  • May 12: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

CRAFT CLUB

Learn to crochet, knit and craft! Work on personal projects or join in for group projects. Our first group project will be making beanies for premature newborns in the NICU at the local hospital. No experience necessary, all levels are welcome. Open to members and guests. Meets every other Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm in Community Room 2 beginning Febraury 22.

GAME DAY

Our new Community Game Day is held every Wednesday. Bring a friend and enjoy playing games like bridge, mahjong, Scrabble and more.

  • Game Days are from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesdays, in the member lounge.
  • The meetings are free for everyone; registration not required. Nonmembers should bring a photo ID and will need to complete a waiver (Ages 18+)
  • We'll provide games, coffee and water.

Special Events and Activities

KICKOFF TO SUMMER BARBECUE

Let's celebrate all things summer! Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun at the Y, 4:00 - 6:00pm, June 16, on the patio and recreation field. This event is free for members.

BLOOD DRIVE

Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County is hosting blood drives across the county this year. Dan McKinney Family YMCA will host a blood drive on the following days:

  • Monday, July 11 | 10:00am-4:30pm

Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! View dates.


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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (858) 453-3483 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!