The Dan McKinney Family YMCA (formerly La Jolla YMCA) has been proudly serving La Jolla families since 1964. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.

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8355 Cliffridge Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-3483
(858) 452-3761
Facility Hours 
8:00 am-5:30 pm
Mon - Thu
6:00 am-9:00 pm
6:00 am-8:00 pm
7:00 am-6:30 pm

Dan McKinney Family YMCAFull Amenities

All Access Membership

Membership at the YMCA includes plenty of opportunities to learn, play and get healthy. That’s because when you join one Y, you join them all! When you enroll at a YMCA near you, your membership will include all the benefits at your home branch with access to the offerings at all open locations across San Diego County.

Amenities at Dan McKinney YMCA

You are experiencing one of the most complete YMCAs in the United States. Our goal is to provide our members and community with access to quality programming, attentive service, and state-of-the-art facilities — all at an affordable price. 

  • Two outdoor pools
  • Splash Pad Water Park
  • Spa
  • Wellness Center
  • Member lounge and patio
  • Free WiFi
  • Café with beverage and deli offerings
  • Locker rooms, including family locker room and mother's privacy room
  • Studios for group exercise classes
  • Sports gymnasium 
  • Gymnastics center
  • Adventure Center
  • Outdoor sports courts
  • Recreation field
  • Sauna
  • Massage and reiki room
  • Child Watch
  • Kitchen for cooking demonstrations and classes

The Wellness Center: Where Health is Wealth

Dan McKinney Family YMCA offers a state-of-the-art wellness center complete with cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and group exercise studios.

  • Personal Training: Learn more about the different types of personal training we offer, the benefits of personal training, and costs.
  • Orientations: Learn your way around the fitness center and group fitness classes. See orientations.
  • Group fitness classes: Members have unlimited access to group fitness classes. See the schedule.

Sports at the Y: Do More, Be More

Find a new activity or pursue one you've always loved. Here at the Dan McKinney Family YMCA, we have a brand new indoor court as well as outdoor fields. We offer basketball, volleyball, and pickleball! View the sports and fitness section to learn more!


Welcome to Dan McKinney Family YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program. We offer classes from parent/child through competitive team! Learn more.

Swim Lessons at the Y

Swim at the Y: Learn Together, Play Together

Our location has a two outdoor pools for swim lessons for all ages, family swim, water fitness and more. View the pool schedule linked on our home page, and use our Program Finder to find swim lessons at Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Child Care at the Y: Call on Us

The YMCA is the nation's leading provider of child care. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children at the Y.

  • Child Watch: Parents can pursue fitness goals or enjoy various programs at the Y while their kids, ages 6 weeks – 12 years, are supervised by Y staff.  Learn more.
  • Character Builders: Ages 5-12 are provided academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences before and after school in collaboration with teachers. Learn more.
  • Preschool: Dan McKinney Family YMCA offers a preschool that is licensed by the State of California. Preschool programs nurture children's growth, instilling core values with licensed, safety-focused initiatives and trained staff. Learn more.

Camp with the Y: Our Doors Are Open

The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to offer several amazing camps where every child can build confidence and make new friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Members get up to 25% off camp registration and we offer scholarships to families who qualify. Learn more about day camp.

Socialize at the Y: Strengthening Our Community

The Y is a place where you can challenge yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, foster connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bring your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

Y Active Adults: View our Y Active Adults section on our New for You page to view programming and activities!

View more family activities here!

Membership and Program Assistance

The YMCA offers financial scholarships to reduce membership and program fees to those that qualify, helping ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Our scholarship program is based on a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each family's financial situation, and is available thanks to our generous Annual Campaign donors.

Apply online for a scholarship here and find out if you are qualified for a membership and/or program assistance through express or traditional verification methods.

Better Together: Be a Part of Our Mission

The YMCA is a charitable, cause driven nonprofit. We are able to have the impact in our communities and on the lives of people because of those who dedicate themselves to making a difference. 

  • Join the Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids to learn, grow and thrive
  • Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving your neighbor's health and well-being, and giving back and supporting the community
  • Volunteer with the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood by volunteering
  • Advocate with the Y: Address the nation's most pressing social issues, with a nonprofit that has the long-standing track record and on-the-ground presence to not just promise, but deliver, lasting personal and social change

Did You Know?

622 homeless young adults and teens were served by the YMCA of San Diego County’s Youth & Family Services.

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Get Involved

Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

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Our Partners

It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our partners for their continued dedication and support of the Y's mission.

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