New For You At McGrath Family YMCAmcgrath New for you


QUICK LINKS

FEATURED | HEALTH & WELL-BEING | KIDS | Y ACTIVE ADULTS (55+) | SPECIAL EVENTS | COMMUNITY NEWS


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.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY — APRIL 20

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20 — where fun and play become lifelong memories! This free event is open to the public and part of the Y's national initiative to promote active minds and healthy bodies. We stand with families in their efforts to teach healthy habits and keep kids active and learning, preparing them for a brighter future. At YMCAs across the county, enjoy a variety of fun activities for families and kids, including bounce houses, sports activities and more! View all Healthy Kids Day events here.

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.

SUMMER 2024

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

CAMPS AT MCGRATH

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.

  • Child Watch Hours (6 weeks - 9 years old):
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm and 4:30pm-7:00pm
    • Friday/Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm

AQUATICS OVERVIEW

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


woman eating healthy meal
women in exercise class
trainer with member
women in exercise class laughing

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL

APRIL 1 - 30

If you've been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, April is a great month to get started! Through the month of April, you can get 5 one-on-one sessions for $249 or 10 for $479! That's up to $71 in savings!

Our personal trainers use their extensive knowledge of current exercise research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. YMCA trainers are accredited through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or have a degree in exercise science (or a related field). Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to help you achieve your goals.

Find your package online here! Filter for McGrath Family YMCA and look for "Personal Training Special" or visit us at the branch! After purchasing, a wellness leader will then contact you to discuss your goals and connect you with a trainer.

NEW! Les Mills GRIT

Want to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time? Try our 30-minute high intensity Les Mills GRIT class on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm.

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

  • The next LIVESTRONG at the YMCA session will begin at the end of August. Email Karen Williams at [email protected] for more info.

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!

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.


slip and slide boy
sports
kids in after-school program with Y staff
boy

FAMILY & KIDS

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

    GYMNASTICS

    Jump into fun with gymnastics! Toddlers and teens can grow strong, get confident, and find balance in a safe, fun, encouraging environment. - Register today!

    SPRING GYMNASTICS SHOW | SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024

    Come Cheer On Your Gymnasts! Rather than scores, children will receive achievement certificates to recognize the completion of each routine. In addition, at the end of each session, all participants will receive a medal and a chance to stand on the winner’s podium! Meet participants will perform short routines using skills they are currently working on in their level. These routines will be taught to all children in classes as part of their normal class instruction.

    SHOW SCHEDULE:

    • Please sign up for a session of your choice, all levels can participate.
      • Session 1: 12:30pm
      • Session 2: 2:00pm

    GYM SHOW PRICING:

    (Includes certificate & medal) Nonmembers: $35 | Up to 25% off with select Y memberships

    For additional information please contact: Mikah Olsen | [email protected] | 619-449-9622

    YOUTH SPORTS

    Come out and play at the Y with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons. Spring season begins in April! - Register today!

    • Youth leagues: Registration for spring leagues are now open! Registration remains open until teams are full. Soccer leagues are available for ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-13. Games and practices take place on Saturdays. 
    • Youth clinics: Youth (ages 6-12)  clinics for soccer and baseball continue monthly through June. 
    • Peewee lessons: New peewee (ages 4-5) are happening monthly! Sign up today at the membership services desk or register today online
    • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for youth sports coaching! The Y will provide training and guidance to our soccer league volunteer coaches. If you can help, contact Tyler Rutter at [email protected]. 

    SWIM WITH US


    woman with child in park
    women in pool
    people at welcome center laughing
    woman exercising on machine

    Y’s Active Adults (55+)

    SPRING INTO HEALTHY LIVING

    Free Senior Health Fair | Wednesday, April 17

    Join us from 9am—12pm and learn about the latest in health and wellness information for seniors. This event will include:

    • Continental breakfast.
    • Presentations.
    • Opportunity drawings.
    • Health screenings.
    • Prescription drug take back (9am—11am).
    • Vials of Life community.
    • Health and lifestyle resources.

    Registration is required. Register online today or by calling 619-462-9622.

    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

    PARENTS NIGHT OUT

    Drop your kids off at the Y for our fun-filled event and enjoy a night out on Fridays, 5:00pm - 8:00pm. View. We’ll provide dinner and beverages. We will have play time, creative crafts and activities and enjoy watching a fun movie! Event is for ages 3-12 years old. Children must be potty trained to attend. Cost for participants: $40 (Y members receive up to 25% off!) - Reserve your spot today!

    Upcoming dates and movies:

    • April 19 | Movie: Ratatouille 

    SAFARI SOIREE: A NIGHT IN THE WILD

    Don't miss out! Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2024, at 5:30pm at Steele Canyon Golf Course for an unforgettable evening in Africa, all in support of our East County YMCAs. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting annual fundraiser!


    woman teaching class
    group of people at the Y
    people volunteering at an event at the Y
    family consulting at Y

    Y in the COMMUNITY

    CONNECTING YOU TO CARE

    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!

    HELP PAYING FOR CHILD CARE

    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.


    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

    Our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 462-9622 during regular business hours or send an email to: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!