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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.

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.

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.

SAN DIEGO LOYAL PARTNERSHIP

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. San Diego Loyal SC will offer guidance in skill development and coaching while Rady Children’s Hospital will provide health best practices to help youth soccer players develop self-confidence, positive relationships and resilience. Play begins in April at YMCAs across the county. Register online. Learn more about this exciting partnership here

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

We are thrilled to share that the East County YMCAs (Cameron, Davis, McGrath) have raised a total of $240,820 — 117% of our branch's goal! There are countless YMCA children and families who will benefit directly from these crucial funds. We extend our sincere gratitude to the donors, volunteers and staff who opened their hearts, allowing us to continue to open doors, changing lives for the better and bringing people closer while applying a racial equity lens to serve all people.

9th ANNUAL SPRINT TRIATHLON

Join us on May 1 for a refreshing 1/2-mile lap pool swim, a 12-mile stationary bike ride and a flat 5K outdoor run course, at the 9th Annual Sprint Triathlon at the McGrath Family YMCA! Sign up as an individual athlete or part of a 3-person relay team. Register here. Contact Karen Williams at [email protected] for more information.

CHILD WATCH MEMBERSHIP OPTION

Family members can opt to add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $10 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!

OUTDOOR POOL CLOSURE

The outdoor pool will be closed May 7 to June 19 for maintenance and upgrades. We anticipate the pool reopening on June 20. The indoor pool will remain open during normal pool hours with limited lap lane space.

SWIM TEAM

Our youth swim team is back in the water! Schedule a tryout or learn more about Y swim teams.


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New in 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.

LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person - mind and body. 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 Learn more about the program

Group Fitness Classes

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

CLASS RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Karen W., our health and wellness director, has a great recommendation for you: "We have a walking class that meets Thursdays at 8:00am. Warm up in the soccer arena, walk the trail and end with balance and stretch. Join Lisa right after at 9:00am for Gentle Yoga. Combine these two classes for a well-rounded workout!"
  • If you're 50+ and looking for a class to try, Karen recommends Exercise Lite with Linda at 8:00am on Mondays and Wednesdays.

TEAM TRAINING

Team training offers the camaraderie of a group — you'll sweat together, laugh together, and reach milestones together — all while getting expert instruction. View all team training classes.

  • TRX Team Training: TRX suspension training uses bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body!

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+)

healthy living event for seniorsHEALTHY LIVING EVENT 

Thanks to all who joined us for our Spring into Healthy Living event! 

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:

  • Exercise Lite
  • Walking Club
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hydro Healing

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Activities for Kids and Families

YOUTH SPORTS

Come out and play at the Y 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.

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 all levels: girls gymnastics, boys gymnastics, preschool gymnastics and little ninjas! Learn more.

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.


KEEP IN TOUCH

CONNECT ON SOCIAL

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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) 462-9622 during regular business hours or send an email: mgf[email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!