New For You At Dan McKinney Family YMCA

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Check here for news about special happenings and updates that may affect your visit to the Y! Scroll down to see more specific information for different programming areas.


Secure your spot in our popular day camps! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.



Dan McKinney Family YMCA has expanded our hours of operation on weekends. See below for new hours!

  • Saturday: 7:00am-6:30pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-5:30pm


All YMCA branches will be open from 7:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, July 4, with the exception of the Border View Family YMCA, which will close at 12:00pm. Join us for a morning of fitness and fun before you head off to enjoy your holiday celebrations! Happy Independence Day from your YMCA family!

Note: Group classes and activities may vary by branch. Please check with your local YMCA for specific schedules.


Y Community Plus members with family memberships have unlimited access to Child Watch services at 12 YMCA branch locations across San Diego County. With easy reservations through the YMCA app, you can focus on your fitness or unwind at the Y while your children play under the supervision of highly trained YMCA staff. Not yet a Y Community Plus member? Current Y members can upgrade to the Y Community Plus membership plan by stopping by any location. If you currently have Child Watch services as an add-on to your family membership, you may continue to use Child Watch services on a drop-in basis. Learn more here.

  • Child Watch hours: Mondays - Sundays, 8:30am – 1:00pm | Mondays - Thursdays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm | Fridays, 8:30am – 1:00pm.


You belong at the Y! Make an impact that goes beyond your work day. Be the reason someone discovers their potential, courage and joy while building and creating memories that will last a lifetime! 


Join our team and make a difference! We are now hiring for assistant lifeguards, lifeguards and swim instructors for ages 16 and up! Not certified? We will pay for your training! Interested? Fill out this interest form today!


Find out more about our aquatics facility at Dan McKinney Family YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page.

  • Intermittent spa closure: In order to prioritize member safety, the spa at Dan McKinney Family YMCA will continue to have intermittent closures throughout the baseball season. Please see below for days/times of closures. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Saturdays: 8:00am–6:00pm
    • Sundays: 10:00am–5:00pm
    • Mon-Fri: 4:45pm–6:00pm

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We're here to help you find what moves you at the Y!


The Men's Perspective Group will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month. This group is for men who are seeking mental, physical and spiritual wellness, aiming to balance life situations, family and employment responsibilities. Grow in self-mastery and sound character as you become the person others want to be around!


Refresh and revitalize with massage! Make rest and recovery part of your wellness routine. Schedule your appointment at the Welcome Center today! 

Single Session Pricing: 

  • 30-minutes | $60
  • 60-minutes | $100
  • 90-minutes | $130 


(5x) Package Pricing: 

  • 30-minutes | $280
  • 60-minutes | $480
  • 90-minutes | $625


After a hard workout, enjoy a free, thirty-minute relaxing massage with our new equipment rental! Ask a Wellness Coach for more information. ID is required to check out massage equipment.


Upgrade your relationship with food! These educational classes will teach the basics of food and its important role as fuel for the body. Learn healthy and inspiring recipe ideas, while observing the preparation of a delicious meal. End each class equipped with instructions, ideas, and a better overall knowledge of nutrition with applicable ways to make it work for you. You may even get to sample the dishes before you leave to try them at home! Classes continue the second and third Wednesdays of the month.

  • Check back for upcoming classes!

Fee: $25 (Members can save up to 25% off) | Register today!


A health coach can help you be accountable, get perspective on your strengths and identify areas for opportunity. They empower you to create or further develop your vision for healthy living. Check out our health coaching page for more information!

Your health is more than just what you eat or how often you exercise. Experience a new whole well-being approach is that is individualized, sustainable and transformational. Sessions are conducted in-person or virtually and have been designed to: 

  • Produce meaningful and long-term behavior change 
  • Identify motivators and resources for achieving your highest potential 
  • Uncover your success that lies within you through guided support 
  • Create and implement a plan for achieving your goals 
  • Develop lasting and restorative self-care practices 

Personal Health Coaching Fee: $70/members | $90/participants.

For more information or to register, visit our front desk or contact Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected].



One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support while participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure. Free to participate. Learn more about the program.

Participants will: 

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month. 
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month. 
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars. 

Who Qualifies? 

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old. 
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure. 
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event. 
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias. 
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema. 

For more information or to register, visit our front desk or contact Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected].

The YMCA offers financial aid through our ACCESS Scholarship to help individuals connect to the programs that are important.

Memory Screening

Monthly memory screening will be held the first Thursday of each month. Flyers with a registration QR code will be posted around the branch 4 weeks prior to the event.

For more information, contact Geraldine Cui at [email protected].


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


Be sure to check our group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!


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.

For any questions or concerns regarding Health and Wellness, please contact Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected].


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.

To schedule a reiki session, please visit the front desk or give us a call.
For more information or questions, please contact Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected].


Working with a personal trainer can help you reach your goals and maximize your fitness potential! Improve your training with our class packages. Learn more about personal training here


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].


Deepen your yoga practice with private yoga lessons. Be heard, be seen, transform and rise to your full potential! Contact Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected] for more information or schedule your private lesson.


Interested in learning pickleball or improving your game? Join us for our new, three week clinic on our indoor pickleball courts! Our knowledgeable instructors will teach you tips and tricks to take your game to the next level.

  • Three weeks on Thursdays
    • Intermediate clinic: 11:30am - 12:30pm
    • Beginners clinic: 12:30-1:30pm
    • Register today!

For more information, contact Jeremy at [email protected].


  • Private lessons -  Private lesson sessions with Eric are now available every day of the week to help you improve your game! Register online or at the front desk, then email Jeremy at [email protected] to schedule your appointment time. Register now!
  • Pickleball club - Come and play pickleball on Fridays, 9:00am - 10:30am, on the outdoor courts. Check in at the Welcome Center prior to play — we have limited spots, and play is first come, first served. Members may check out equipment at the Welcome Center, and are responsible for setting it up and taking it down. Learn more about pickleball here.
  • Private lessons now available with Eric! Register online or at the front desk, then email Health & Wellness Director Jeremy Sobotka at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

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Family-time is special at the Y. Spend time together and discover new activities for your child to explore.


Parents Night Out

Enjoy an evening out while we entertain the kids at the Shepherd Firehouse with games and crafts while making new friends! This event is for children ages 3-12, children must be potty trained. Register exclusively at the Front Desk! Limited spots are available and registration closes the day before the event, so act fast!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, July 13 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Olympics
  • Saturday, August 17 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Glow in the Dark
  • Saturday, September 14 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Happy Fall
  • Saturday, October 19 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Spooky Slime Party
  • Saturday, November 16 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Cozy Crafts
  • Saturday, December 14 | 5:00 - 8:00pm | Theme: Holiday Drop Off & Gifting Workshop

Registration cost for participants is $66, members can save up to 25%. Members also receive the family fee of $40 per child if more than one child is enrolled. 

Contact Tina Dinh, Child Watch and Family Programs Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information.


    Wednesdays | 2:00 - 4:00pm | — Love to draw, paint or both? Join us to create a masterpiece using different art techniques. We encourage members to bring their own supplies, as we have limited supplies available. Easel will be provided. For more information, please visit our Welcome Center.


      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 Adult Open Gym | Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm 


      Schedule coming soon!


      Sign up for group or private swim lessons! Register today.


      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.


      Join in as we expand our parent and child enrichment classes for parents and kids! We will have new art and music classes and rookie sports for those ages 2 to 5 years!


      Sports are back at Dan McKinney Family YMCA! Join our 6-Week youth basketball league. Games will take place on Saturdays with practices during the week. Specific game times will be determined after teams are formed.

      Peewee Basketball
      Lessons | Monthly sessions

      • Ages 4-5 | Tuesdays, 4:30pm or Saturdays, 9:00am

      Youth Volleyball
      Beginner Clinics | Monthly sessions

      • Ages 8-10 | Wednesdays, 3:30pm or Saturdays, 11:00am
      • Ages 11-13 | Wednesdays, 4:45pm or Saturdays, 12:00pm

        Youth Basketball
        Clinics | Monthly sessions

        • Ages 6-11 | Beginner clinic | Tuesdays, 4:30pm or Saturdays, 10:00am
        • Ages 7-12 | Intermediate clinic | Thursdays, 3:30pm
        • Ages 10-13 | Advanced clinic | Thursdays, 4:30pm

        Register today online or at the Welcome Center!

        Youth Leagues
        This summer, coed basketball leagues begin in July 

        • More information coming soon!

        Volunteer Coaches are needed! We can't play this seson without the help of great volunteer coaches like you! The Y will provide training. Interested? Apply online here


        The splash pad is now available for birthday parties! Contact our aquatics department to reserve your two-hour party time on Saturdays or Sundays!


        Adventure Clubs at the YMCA nurture the relationships between parents and children through camping and other outdoor activities. Enjoy weekend campouts (tent and cabin camping) from the desert to the mountains and beaches. Parents and their children can look forward to making new friends and participating in activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, crafts, campfire skits and more! Learn more.


        This program provides a safe environment where children will engage in imaginative play and activities that stretch both mind and body, including physical education, creative arts, science, cooking, swimming and more! Learn more.


        Join us for our newly expanding parent and child enrichment classes!

        • Music & Art — Tuesdays | 10:00 - 11:00am
        • Rookie Sports — Saturdays | 10:00am - 11:00am

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        YAA EVENTS

        Events coming soon!

        YAA CLUBS

        • Mahjong Monday — Mondays | 11:00am–1:00pm | Show off your competitive side and see if you can be the champion of Mahjong Monday! Free for members and welcome to all levels. Learn as you go or just observe if you are a mahjong newbie.
        • Coffee Club — Mondays | 8:30–9:30am | Coffee Club is our Y Active Adults focus group. Share your ideas, give feedback and help us select the clubs, trips and activities offered here at Dan McKinney Family YMCA.
        • Walking Club — Tuesdays | 9:30–11:00am | Enjoy a walk with fellow Y members as we explore our surrounding neighborhood. Bring your walking shoes!
        • Crocheting and Knitting Club — Wednesdays | 11:00am–1:00pm | Knit, crochet, and socialize with other members! Work on projects together and share ideas. Bring your own supplies; the YMCA can also assist in providing knitting supplies to get you started!
        • Art Club — Wednesdays | 2:00 - 4:00pm | Love to draw, paint or both? Join us to create a masterpiece using different art techniques. We encourage members to bring their own supplies, as we have limited supplies available. Easel will be provided. For more information, please visit our Welcome Center.
        • Book Club — Second Thursday | 12:30–2:00pm | Join us for a discussion about the book of the month at our book club group! Please visit our Welcome Center for information on our monthly reading.
        • Bridge Club — Fridays | 9:00–11:30am | Join us for Bridge Club! Bridge is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck that is played with partners sitting opposite from each other at a table. A Bridge deal consists of two phases, which are bidding, and card play. Each partnership attempts to score points by making its bid, or by defeating the opposing partnership's bid and the side with the most points wins.

        *These events are free for members to attend. All clubs are subject to cancellation. Please check in at our Welcome Center.

        Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

        More to explore

        View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.

        Events and Special Activities


        Join us for a special YMCA family night with the San Diego Wave FC on Friday, June 28 at 7:00pm as they take on the Chicago Red Stars! Before the players even take the field, the Y wins — San Diego Wave FC will donate $5 of every ticket purchased for this event to support YMCA youth soccer scholarships! Cheer and support as our volunteer coaches are recognized on the field at halftime. Learn more and get tickets!


        Join our fitness challenge Bingo! Complete exciting challenges on our Bingo grid for a chance to win! Fill out your card to enter the drawing for a free month of membership or 3 free personal training sessions. Multiple winners will be selected soon, so start your fitness journey today! Visit the Welcome Center to grab your card and get started. Good luck, and let the challenges begin!

        BLOOD BANK

        Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the San Diego Blood Bank to host blood drives across the county this year. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! Donors will receive a Padre's Blood Donor T-shirt (while supplies last and sizes subject to availability).

        Dates coming soon!

        Make an appointment here or call (619) 400-8251.

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        We've streamlined the child care search process with our enhanced referral system to help parents make the best decision for their families. Learn more!


        Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care?

        The San Diego County Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) is one application that connects you to different agencies across San Diego to help pay for child care for families who qualify. Child care has become the second-largest expense for families – spending up to 50% of their household budget a year. See if you qualify for this service today.



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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!