COVID-19 Update

This branch is currently open. Look for a variety of exercise options to help you stay healthy and active — inside, outside and online through Virtual YMCA. For up-to-date information, please visit our information page.


Mission Valley YMCA has been proudly serving Mission Valley families since 1981. 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. 

Staying connected matters. As we navigate these incredibly challenging times, we're still committed to help everyone in our community stay active and engaged. We are happy to announce we are currently offering:

We hope to see you at the Y soon. Stay safe and stay with us!

5505 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 298-3576
(619) 298-9262
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Facility Hours 
8:00 am-3:00 pm
Mon - Fri
6:00 am-8:00 pm
7:00 am-3:00 pm

Mission Valley 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 18 locations across San Diego County.

Amenities at Mission Valley YMCA

You are experiencing one of the most complete YMCA’s 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. 

  • Heated covered pool and outdoor pool
  • Spas
  • Fitness Center with Internet-connected cardio equipment
  • Weight room
  • Locker rooms, including a family locker room
  • Four studios for group exercise classes
  • Sports gymnasium
  • Café with beverage and deli offerings
  • Free WiFi
  • Child Watch & Kids Club
  • Cymer Digital Studio 
  • Community room for social events, learning opportunities, and member mingling
  • Off-site Skate & Bike Park at 3401 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117
  • Off-site indoor soccer arena at Clairemont High School

The Wellness Center: Where Health is Wealth

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

  • Personal Training
  • KickStart
    • KickStart is a personalized wellness program consisting of three one-on-one sessions over thirty days, free for all members of the YMCA!
  • Group Exercise Class
    • The Y offers a wide variety of group exercise classes, for all types of people and all types of goals
    • See our live Group Exercise schedule to find out what classes are happening this week at Mission Valley
  • Body Composition Assessments
    • Our fitness professionals will lead you through a body composition analysis that include 20 measurements like weight, body water, body fat percentage, and muscle mass
    • Schedule an appointment by visiting or calling our Welcome Center at (619) 298-3576

Sports at the Y: Do More, Be More

Look at our sports and special-interest programs and try a new activity or pursue one you've always loved.

  • Youth and Adult Team Sports
    • Learn more about sports at YMCA of San Diego, including our featured programs and their benefits
    • Use our Program Finder to learn more about the open opportunities for sports at Mission Valley YMCA, including lessons, open play, and league opportunites 
    • Look at our Sports Gymnasium schedule to see when there are open play, league, or pick up game opportunities 
  • Dance
  • PLAY (Physical Learning Activities for Youth)
    • PLAY is a program that the YMCA sponsors at public, charter, and private schools. Its curriculum and daily activities center around physical fitness, health education, and character development
    • For more information, message our PLAY Director, Aldo Chavez, at [email protected]

Swim at the Y: Learn Together, Play Together

Our location has a covered pool and an outdoor pool which offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, water aerobics, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs. 

  • Youth and Adult Swim is offered at many locations across YMCA of San Diego as a learning and strengthening experience
  • Please see our Pool Schedule to know when swim lessons, open lap swim, and public swim occurs
  • Use our Program Finder to find swim lessons and competitive swim team opportunities at Mission Valley 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 and Kids Club
    • Child Watch and Kids Club is a program where the YMCA provides up to two hours of free supervised playtime in a safe, enriching environment for those with family memberships while they utilize the Y's facilities
    • The hours for Child Watch, for children 6 weeks to 12 years old are
      • Sunday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
      • Monday through Friday 7:45 am-2:00 pm and 3:00 pm-8:00 pm.
      • Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
    • The hours for Kids Club, for children 6-12 years old, are
      • Sunday 9:00 am-12:30 pm
      • Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm-7:30 pm
      • Saturdays 8:30 am-12:30 pm.
  • Character Builders
    • Character Builders is an on site before and after school program. For more information, contact our Character Builders Director Pana Hap at [email protected]

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.

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. 

  • Many of our branches across San Diego offer several fun-filled Birthday Party options.
    • Birthday Parties with Mission Valley YMCA take place at our off site Skate Park!
    • Browse our Skate Park birthday opportunities on the Program Finder
  • YMCA of San Diego offers many opportunities for Social Groups & Outings from book club to Mahjong
  • Y Active Adults: Age 50+ group
    • In addition to offering health and wellness activites geared toward the active older adults, Mission Valley YMCA also offers events for the Y Active Adults to socialize and go on outings

Learn, Grow, Thrive

The YMCA offers trainings, workshops, certification programs, and academic enrichment opportunities for people of all ages.

  • Youth and Government is a model government program for teens
    • To learn more and see how to get involved, message the Program Director Ray Wilson at [email protected] 
  • PRYDE (Prevention, Recreation, Youth, Diversity, and Education) is a program that aims to encourage children to resist drugs, alcohol and gang involvement by developing their pride in self, family, community and future.
  • CYMER Digital Studio is a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools and professional-quality digital equipment
    • You can utilize the studio by attending a class or program there, such as Youth Robotics or Adult Photoshop, or by attending open studio hours
  • The YMCA offers classes to get AHA, OSHA and EMSA certifications in first aid, CPR and AED

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
  • Partnerships with the Mission Valley Y: Girls on the Run

Did You Know?

Over 22,000 children are taught lifesaving swim lessons at the Y each year.

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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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