New For You At Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

new for you at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA


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FEATURED

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.

FACILITY ACCESS TO FIRST RESPONDERS

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, all first responders will receive one week access to our Y May 12-19, 2024 by showing their badge along with a photo ID at the Welcome Center! 

MEMORIAL DAY | MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

Please note that our branch will be open from 7:00am–2:00pm on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

2024 DAY CAMP

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.

CAMPS AT JACKIE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The YMCA needs volunteers to support our external and internal programming efforts. This season, we have a particular need for youth sports coaches. Our season cannot happen without the support of volunteer coaches. Y staff is invested in training, teaching and supporting you as you help make the season a success for our young athletes. Help us in making a difference! Get involved today!

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

At the Y, we understand that mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being, and we believe that everyone should have access to support they need to thrive. Learn how you can:

  • Access the Y's Mental Health Services and Community Resources

  • Sign Up for Parenting Connection Groups

  • Download mental health activities to help with managing emotions

  • Read a series of articles written by the Y's very own mental health professionals.

Get started on your well-being journey today.

WE'RE HIRING NOW!

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! 

CHILD WATCH

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.

POOL SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: All YMCA pools and aquatic facilities will be closed on Sunday, June 9 for our annual, all-day training event. We thank you for your understanding.

Pool Hours:

  • Monday-Friday:
    • 6:30am - 11:00am | Lap Swim
    • 11:00am - 3:00pm | Lap and Family Swim
    • 4:00-7:30pm | Lap and Family Swim
  • Saturday
    • 8:00am - 12:00pm | Lap Swim
    • 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Lap and Family Swim
  • Sunday | Closed

— updated for Spring 2024


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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

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

TEAM TRAINING

Ready to take your training to the next level? Team Training is a group of 4-8, led by a trainer who develops a curriculum based on the participants in the group. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle, improve lifting technique or all the above, we have a program for you. Join a team today!

BOXING

MARTIAL ARTS - Kickboxing/Muay Thai

  • Ages 7-12 | Thursday, 5:00–5:50pm
  • Ages 13-17 | Thursday, 6:00–6:55 pm
  • Ages 18+ | Thursday, 7:00–7:55 pm | Friday, 11:00–11:55am
  • Register

BEST-EVER WORKOUT SERIES (Ages 14+)

  • Monday | 6:00–6:45pm 
  • Wednesday 6:30–7:15pm 
  • Friday 10:00–10:45am 
  • Register

Questions? Contact Alex Herrada, [email protected]

OPEN PLAY IN THE GYMNASIUM

Check out the schedule

The gymnasium is available for open play basketball! Bring your own ball. Available to members ages 10+ (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). You can find the gymnasium schedule linked on our branch home page.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ORIENTATION

Free to members

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.

We are looking to add group fitness classes and team training options! Let us know what classes you want to attend at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA by writing to [email protected]. View all of the health and wellness options at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA on the community portal here.

FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

Meet with a fitness professional to talk about your goals and best ways to achieve them.

  • Get a body composition test to see where you are at currently
    • Body fat percentage, muscle mass, bio age and resting metabolic rate.
  • Workout program curated specifically for you and tailored to your goals and fitness level.

To schedule an appointment please contact Alex Maraya-Herrada via email at [email protected].

WHAT MOVES YOU?

We are looking to add even more group fitness classes and Team Training options! Let us know what classes you want to attend at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA by writing to [email protected]. View all of the health and wellness options at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA on the community portal here.


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FAMILY & KIDS

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

YOUTH SPORTS

Come out and play! Spring sports season has started and continues through June. Leagues, clinics and peewee lessons are availble for young athletes looking for fun, friendly competition. Check with our sports department for more information. — Register today!

  • Youth leagues and clinics for ages 5-17
    • Soccer - Leagues and clinics are available! Leagues begin now! Registration remains open until teams are full. Monthly clinics are available for boys and girls of beginner levels. We are proud to partner with San Diego Wave FC for our youth soccer leagues! 
    • Basketball - Leagues and clinics are available. Leagues begin now! Registration remains open until teams are full. Monthly clinics are available for boys and girls of advanced and beginner levels.
    • Baseball - Clinics are available for boys and girls of advanced and beginner levels.
    • YMCA Jr. Seals lacrosse clinics - We are excited to offer new YMCA Jr. Seals Lacrosse Clinics for FREE on Wednesdays at 5:30pm, thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team! Get an introduction to this exciting game. - Register today!
  • Peewee lessons for ages 3-5
    • Multisport - Learn to love a new sport at the YMCA with multisport lessons
    • Soccer - Come out and play the exciting game of soccer through peewee lessons that continue in monthly sessions. 
  • For more information, please contact Sports Director Ferrari Funches at [email protected].

¡ÚNETE HOY! GRATIS CURSO PARA PADRES

23 de abril - 13 de junio | Martes y Jueves | 5:00pm–6:30pm

Entendiendo el sistema educativo de California para estudiantes con habilidades excepcionales (iep, 504). Regístrate gratis.

NEW! SWIM TEAM

Swim team is now available at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA! Make a competitive splash and take your skills to the next level! For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Swim Coach Kevin Horsch at [email protected]

  • Swim requirements: Swimmers should be proficient in 50-100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
  • Swim team levels: Novice, Bronze

SWIM LESSONS

Make a splash and sign up for swim lessons! Registration is open on the 15th for members and 17th for nonmembers. - Register today!

ZUMBA

Fun for families

Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00pm for a family-friendly (ages 7+) class that combines unique Latin moves and rhythms to create an exciting dynamic workout that is great for those new and experienced at exercise!

TEEN & FAMILY DROP-IN CENTER

Stop by and hang out!

The Teen & Family Drop-In Center at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA provides a special place for families to get connected to resources and to connect with each other. Located next to the Welcome Center, you'll find snacks, computers to use, activities like dance, chess, job prep workshops and more.

TEEN BUSINESS COURSE

8 Week Session | April 8 - June 3 | Mondays | 4:00 - 7:00pm

Location: Teen Center

This course with UC San Diego offers high school students a fantastic opportunity to develop crucial leadership skills in a supportive and dynamic environment. Through hands-on practice in business management techniques within small-group settings, participants will tackle real-world challenges, explore innovative solutions, and receive personalized feedback. Engaging case studies provide a fun and interactive way for students to integrate their learning and enhance their understanding of both technical and interpersonal management concepts. Join us and unlock your leadership potential!

Register today


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Y’s Active Adults (55+)

FOREVER FIT

Chair-based fitness class

Join us for this chair-based fitness class using seated and standing exercises, now offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:15am-10:00am.

PICKLEBALL

Open play Monday through Friday!

Pickleball is in full swing in the gymnasium. View our pickleball section for more information.

CHAIR YOGA

Try this class!

Join us for chair-based yoga classes every Friday from 9:15am-10:15am.

BRIDGE CLUB!

Interested?

We are looking to start a Bridge Club on Wednesdays at 12:00pm. If anyone is interested, please email Jasmine Monterroso at [email protected].

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

PARENT & CAREGIVER CONNECTION GROUPS

Join us this month for conversation and connection groups related to the journey of parenting and caring for children and teens. This is a welcoming space where parents, caregivers, staff, and community members can gather to share their experiences, build social connections, and strengthen their overall well-being and resilience. 

For Parents and Caregivers of Children Ages 0-5

  • Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Located at Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (151 YMCA Way, San Diego, CA 92102)
  • Free dinner and child care will be provided.
  • REGISTER TODAY 

 


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EMPOWERMENT & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS

Second and Fourth Tuesdays

Looking for a way to stay motivated and make some positive changes in your life? We offer support groups specifically designed to help empower youth in their personal development. If you or someone you know is interested, download the flyer.

HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE

Find subsidized assistance.

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 families pay for child care. Child care has become the second-largest expense for families – up to 50% of their annual household budget. See if you qualify for this service today.


KEEP IN TOUCH

CONNECT ON SOCIAL

Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram.

COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

Visit our subscription center to opt in for text-message alerts to ensure you receive updates that may affect your visit to the Y.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 264-0144 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soo