New For You At Mission Valley YMCA

Facility News & Updates • Events & Special ActivitiesHealth and WellnessFamily & KidsY Active Adults (55+) • Community Support Services

New for You


It's time to lock in a summer of fun at the Y! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.



Annual Campaign


Thank YOU For Helping Us Ensure Access for All

Thanks to your generous donation to our annual fundraising campaign, Mission Valley YMCA will be able to provide programming and scholarships to kids and families regardless of their ability to pay. Your generous donation helps us fulfill our mission to serve all people and make a difference in the lives of more than 25,573 local community members. This need could not have been met without you! Together, we are opening doors and changing lives. Thank you!


Annual Campaign Donations

Facility News and Updates

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.


Please note that all San Diego YMCA branches will be closed on Sunday, April 9, 2023.


Outdoor fitness space is closed: After careful consideration, we are closing the outdoor fitness space on February 23, 2023, and returning the strength equipment inside. We understand that this may come as a disappointment to some who have enjoyed using this space, but with weather damage to equipment, closures due to inclement weather, and staff visibility, this temporary solution in response to COVID-19 is no longer in the best interest of our members and our Y. However, we are happy to share that we will be repurposing the outdoor space for exciting new programming, coming soon!


The new YMCA app makes it easy to stay connected to the Y. Use it to scan in at the Y, check schedules for group fitness classes, pools and facilities, add activities to your calendar and more. Learn more.


Lifeguard Academy is now FREE for all applicants who pass tryouts. Get certified to save lives and start getting paid within two weeks! Learn more.


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


Family members can add a Child Watch option to their accounts, which includes unlimited use of the service for $20 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 12 years old. 

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Health and Wellness


Thinking about personal training? Our certified personal trainers have got you covered! From April 1-30 you can get 5 sessions for $249 or 10 for $479! Check out our personal training program here. Please note that personal training is available to members only. One must log in, choose their branch and then navigate to the Punch Pass section for personal training packages.


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


Join our Hiking Club! Personal trainer and group exercise class instructor, Tracy, will lead a small group on hikes around San Diego County. Hikes vary in location and difficulty. Required: Bring your own water, snacks, sunblock. Recommended: Hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses. In case of an emergency, our Y staff carries a cell phone, small first-aid kit and is CPR/First Aid certified. We will meet at the designated location, hike, have a snack and take photos at the summit before heading back down. We look forward to seeing you on the trail! Registration required for all hikes, so stop by the Welcome Center and sign up. (Schedule is subject to change and weather permitting.)

  • SEVEN PEAK CHALLENGE! Next hike will be on April 8 at Cowles Mountain (moderate level) starting at 5:00pm. 
    • Upcoming hikes: On April 22, we will hike Mother Miguel (moderate level) starting at 5:00pm.


Led by certified aquatic personal trainers, this class is designed for those who are planning to or have undergone knee or hip replacements. Prepare your body or continue to improve strength and mobility following discharge from a clinical physical therapy setting. Monthly sessions. Register today!


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week physical activity program designed to get cancer survivors back on their feet through an approach that focuses on the whole person - mind and body. Participants are given a complimentary family membership to the Y for the duration of the program. Interested? Contact Josh Beall at [email protected].


Check the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!


The GRAVITY Training System has a rolling glide board, various resistance levels and a dynamic cable pulley system that allow you to use your own body weight against the pull of gravity. With more than 250 exercise options, a GRAVITY workout is never boring and is always efficient. Engage all major muscle groups for strength and endurance training, stretching, Pilates, and core training. We offer a variety of class types, including Pilates, Core, Healthy Joint, Total-Body Workout (TBW) and more. Register for upcoming classes.



We're playing pickleball six days a week on three indoor courts in the gymnasium. Please be mindful of the schedule as we are subject to monthly changes. Get the schedule and read more information on our pickleball page

For more information, please contact Barb Madsen at [email protected] .


Clinics are back to get you into the swing of the game! Beginner clinics highlight court setup and equipment needs, basic stroke skills, basic rules and scoring. Intermediate clinics cover tips for a more consistent serve and return, point strategy, and dink shots. Equipment will be provided.

Upcoming Clinics

  • Beginner | Thursday, March 23 | 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Intermediate | Friday, March 31 | 9:15 - 10:45am | Prerequisite: Beginner
  • Beginner | Thursday, April 6 | 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Beginner | Wednesday, April 12 | 3:00 - 4:30pm
  • NEW! Beginner 2.0* | Wednesday, April 19 | 3:00 - 4:15pm | Prerequisite: Beginner
  • Intermediate | Monday, April 24 | 3:00 - 4:30pm | Prerequisite: Beginner

NEW! Beginner 2.0*: Come learn some new skills at the beginner level! The 2.0 beginner clinic will cover placement on serves and returns, basic volley technique/net coverage at the kitchen and how to properly hit the third shot drop. This clinic will not cover general rules and scoring. Wear comfortable clothes, tennis court shoes, and bring water. Perquisite: Beginner clinic.

Upcoming Tournaments: Next tournament is the Spring Fling on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am. Sign up today to compete!

Register today! Contact Cara Beltran for questions [email protected].



Calling all men interested in strengthening themselves in mind, body and spirit! Join us in the community room from 7:00pm - 8:00pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month for Men’s Perspective Group – a new well-being initiative designed to bring men together every week for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. Meetings begin March 1. Must be Y member to participate. Interested? For more information, contact Barb Madsen at [email protected].



Join us in a 300-calorie burn, low-impact, lots-of-fun belly dance class! Monthly sessions for beginner and advanced dancers, as well as drop-in classes. Contact Cara Beltran for questions [email protected]. Spots are limited so be sure to register now online or at the Welcome Center.


Sign up now for new men's leagues! Games are on Sundays. Contact Mike Valle at [email protected] for more information.

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Y Active Adults (ages 55+)


  • Coffee Talk: Mondays, 9:30am to 12pm in the Activity Room
  • Mahjong open play: Tuesdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:00-3:30pm in the Activity Room
  • Movie Club: Every third Thursday at 1:00pm in the Activity Room
  • Book Club: Every third Friday at 10:00am
  • Haiku: Every second and fourth Friday at 12:30-1:30pm
  • Mexican Trains: First and Third Thursday of the month at 11:00am-12:00pm in the Activity Room.
  • Double Deck Pinochle: Every Wednesday at 1:00-3:00pm
  • Birthday Celebrations, second Monday of each month at 11:00am - We love birthdays at the Y. If yours is this month, join other members to celebrate with coffee and cake on the second Monday. If it's not your birthday, come and sing "Happy Birthday" to your friends! We’ll meet in the Activity Room.
  • Volunteer to share your talents! Volunteer to teach a craft or share your hobby at the Y! For more information, please contact Barb Madsen at [email protected] .

Grab a copy of our schedule from the YAA bulletin board by Shiraz Café or in the Activity Room. Register for our monthly activities today.

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.


  • Website/App Support — Fridays | 9:00 – 10:30am | Lobby: Do you need to set up your My Y account? Do you want to learn how to register for programs and classes? Let us help! We can guide you through the process, step by step. From creating a username and password, entering your personal information and registering for activities, we will make sure your well-equipped to achieve your wellness goals.
  • March Movie Club — Thursday, March 16 | 1:00pm | Activity Room: Grab your popcorn and gather your Y friends for movie! This month we’re watching “Dog Gone". Rated: PG
  • March Book Club — Friday, March 17 | 10:00am: This month we’re reading “Lucy by the Sea" by Elizabeth Strout.
  • April Movie Club — Thursday, April 20 | 1:00pm | Activity Room: Grab your popcorn and gather your Y friends for movie! This month we’re watching “ Operation Mincemeat". Rated: PG-13
  • Basic Fitness Equipment Workshop — Friday, April 21 and 28 | 2:00 – 3:30pm | Activity Room: Are you unfamiliar with the stretch room equipment or cardio equipment? If you're 50 years or older and looking to improve your strength, mobility, cardiovascular health or balance, then this workshop is perfect for you! Barb Madsen will guide small groups through warm-up routines, stretching exercises and proper usage and setup of the equipment to help you get started with your workout routine. Additionally, you'll receive a free Body Scan. Register online today!

Questions? Contact Barb Madsen at [email protected] .


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 and looking for a good place to start, Cara B., recommends:

  • Balance
  • Water exercise classes in the indoor pool
  • Forever Fit with Jill D. or Jill G.
  • Exercise Lite
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Stretch
  • Pilates
  • Zumba Gold

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Activities for Kids and Families


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  • Spring Sports start April 15! Sign up today. View all and sign up for youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons.
  • Register for soccer and enjoy the benefit of our great partnership with San Diego Loyal SC. Special soccer jerseys will be provided to those who sign up! Games take place Toby Wells YMCA (Get Directions) & basketball is at Mission Valley YMCA.
  • Clinics: Get in the game in one of our beginner youth sports clinics for ages 8-12:
    • Flag Football - Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Clairemont High School.
    • Basketball - Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 4:45pm at Mission Valley YMCA.
    • Volleyball - Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Mission Valley YMCA.
  • More about our lacrosse clinics: We are offering YMCA Jr. Seals lacrosse clinics at the Mission Valley YMCA in partnership with the San Diego Seals. Get in the game and sign up to learn this exciting sport! Our coaches have been trained by the Seals professional lacrosse team and are ready to teach the fun and fundamentals of the exciting game of lacrosse. Registration is open.
  • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for our youth sports teams! If you can help, contact Mike Valle at [email protected].


Celebrate your big day at the Y! Choose from parties at our skate park or at the branch — new options include LEGO Robotics and Pajama Jam themed parties! Private parties can enjoy two hours of fun. Register here. 

Coming Soon: We’re adding more options for Birthday Parties at the skatepark – late morning and afternoon options have been added!


The Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate and Bike Park has a remodeled street course and is open with daily skate/bike sessions. The park is an all-wheel (non-motorized) facility, so bring your bikes, blades, skateboards and/or scooters for a great time! Learn more.

Private lessons are now available on Fridays and Saturdays! Individual instruction will help your skater achieve specific goals and get to the next level. Lessons are 30 minutes, one day a week. Register here. 

Sponsor the skate park! The Krause Family Skatepark is proud to be San Diego's only supervised park that promotes a safe, friendly and encouraging environment for all. Without the critical support from individuals, companies and foundations, our skate park would not exist and many of our participants would not have a resource that they have grown to love and appreciate. Learn more about this great opportunity here.


Esports are video game competitions for individuals and teams of children ages 8-12 and ages 12-17. YMCA esports encourage healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on involvement and healthy competition, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and mutual respect for others. All leagues begin April 3 - June 8. All play takes place online.  

  • Youth leagues will compete in Smash Bros. Ultimate on Wednesdays at 6:00pm and Pokemon Scarlet/Violet on Mondays at 6:00pm.
  • Teen leagues can compete in Smash Bros. Ultimate on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Overwatch 2 on Thursdays at 6:00pm.

View all session times and prices. For more information on esports, contact Christian Chamberlain at [email protected].


Splash Ball

Learn the basics of water polo in an engaging, unique way with Splash Ball clinics! Splash Ball harnesses the fun and dynamic aspects of water polo in a recreational format. New clinics for ages 8-13 on Sundays, 12:00pm-1:00pm and Fridays, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards and tread water for one minute. Register today.

Swim Teams And Lessons

  • Swim teams: Learn more about swim teams. YMCA swim teams offer a fun and challenging environment for youth swimmers who can already demonstrate the basic skills and are ready to take those skills to the next level!
  • Masters swim: Learn more about Masters swim.The YMCA Masters Swim program is a structured lap swim workout designed to help avid swimmers of various skill levels improve their stroke form, ability, endurance and stamina.
  • Swim lessons: Sign up for swim lessons! Enhance your swimming skills and techniques through group or private lessons. Swim lessons are offered for adults, children and parents with preschool-aged children. 

Events & Special Activities


A summer job at the Y gives you opportunities to explore future career pathways with an organization that’s invested in helping you reach your potential – all while making a positive impact in your community! Apply today at



  • PAID training & professional development
  • FREE YMCA membership across San Diego County
  • Opportunities for year-round employment
  • Discounts on YMCA programs


  • Camp Program Leader
  • Inclusion Leader
  • Unit Leader


Guaranteed on-site interviews with a potential signing bonus of $150 if offer letter is signed by May 1 for selected camp positions.


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 dates.

Community Support Services

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!


Get a head start on your taxes this year! For qualifying San Diegans, filing this year is easier than ever and could put money back in your pocket. We’re hosting free in-person tax filing appointments with multilingual volunteer income tax assistance professionals at three of our branch locations throughout the county:

Call 2-1-1 to check your eligibility, find a nearby location, and book an appointment to file your taxes. For more information, visit

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.



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