What's New This Month At John A. Davis Family YMCA


New & Notable  • Events and Special Activities • Health and WellnessFamily & KidsY 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 – 1:00pm.

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.

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!

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.

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Health and Wellness

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FITNESS

We're happy to announce that we're welcoming youth ages 7 and older at our fitness centers and in some group fitness classes (see class schedules for availability). Note: Youth ages 7 to 12 must complete a family fitness orientation.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

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

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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Y’s Active Adults (50+)

Free Balance Assessments

Sign up at the Welcome Center for a 5-minute balance assessment with the Family Health Centers on Tuesday, May 31 from 9:00am to 11:00am and Wednesday, June 1 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A physical therapist will be on hand to explain your results and share recommendations for exercise or referrals to specialized care. Balance is important to your well-being! Here's why:

  • Balance is key to maintaining or improving your independence with activities, allowing you to rely less on others to complete your daily tasks.
  • Balance improves your ability to move with confidence.
  • Improving balance can decrease your risk of falling and injury.
  • Good balance brings confidence to exercise more, which can decrease your overall stress and improve your overall mood!

FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY

Thanks to our versatile, excellent instructors, most moves in our group fitness classes can be modified to suit any fitness level. If you're new to our group fitness classes, start here:

  • Forever Fit
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Exercise Lite

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Activities For Kids And Families

CHARACTER BUILDERS

Open registration for John A. Davis 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.

FAMILY SWIM

Swim time is a great way to keep your family active while having fun and practicing swimming skills at the same time. Come by on Saturdays anytime between 8:00am-12:00pm for family swim time in the competition pool.

YOUTH SPORTS

Come out and play at nearby McGrath Family YMCA this spring!  

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.


Events and Special Activities

BLOOD DRIVES

Did you know you could help save up to three lives by giving blood? The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the county this year. Help address a critical need for blood donations in our community! View locations and dates.


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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 464-9622 during regular business hours or send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!