New For You At Mission Valley YMCA

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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.


Secure your spot in our popular day camps for Fall 2023! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.

  • November 20–22, 2023



Please note that we will have modified hours throughout the upcoming holiday season. Our upcoming closures and modified branch hours are located below. We wish everyone a happy holiday!

  • Sunday, December 24: Closed
  • Monday, December 25: Closed
  • Monday, January 1: 7:00am–2:00pm

Additional Program Closures and Hours:

  • Pool Hours: 7:30am–1:30pm


We're stepping up our game with the addition of cutting-edge equipment in the weight room! Your fitness goals are about to reach new heights as you make the most of these state-of-the-art additions.

New equipment additions include:

  • Cybex Hack Squat 
  • Two (2) Deadlift Suppression platforms 


YMCAs all throughout San Diego County are hosting fun, fall-themed events for all ages, including games, pumpkin plunges and decorating, trick-or-treating and more! Dress in costume and bring your friends! View all events.


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


Make a splash with the team that makes an impact. Now hiring for lifeguards at Mission Valley YMCA! Apply online today.


We still have openings in this month's swim lessons! Or register early for next month! Registration opens the 15 of the month for Y members and 17 of the month for nonmembers. Sign up for swim lessons today

  • More group lessons are coming this month!


Y Community Plus members 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? 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.

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


A health coach can help you be accountable, get perspective on your strengths and identify areas for opportunity. They empower you to create or further develop your vision for healthy living. Check out our health coaching page for more information!

Ready to get started with a health coach? Contact us via phone at (619) 298-3576.


  • Deep-Water Running: Give your feet a break from pounding the pavement by taking your cardio training to the pool. The water is the perfect place for cross-training; you can get your miles in with no impact to your joints! Experience a total body workout in the water using water resistance techniques in deep water. Register today!


Sound healing is the use of therapeutic frequencies to balance the body and mind by lowering brainwaves to the deeply restorative alpha and theta states. When the frequency of the sound synchronizes with the brainwaves, it provides feelings of relaxation and tranquility. Sound vibrations travel through the body promoting energy flow at a cellular level, bringing us into a more harmonious state of being. 

  • WHEN: Saturday, December 16 | 11:00am–12:00pm
  • FEE: $25 | Y members can save up to 25% off
  • Ages 13+ 
  • Register today!


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


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! Contact Fitness Coordinator Josh Beall if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]


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 & TOURNAMENTS — Updated for December 2023

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. View all pickleball activities at Mission Valley YMCA.

  • Beginner Clinics: (Ages 18+) Thursday, December 7, 10:00am | Friday, December 15, 9:30am 
  • Intermediate Clinics: (Ages 18+) Thursday, December 14, 3:00pm
  • Upcoming Tournaments: 
    • Ladies Holiday Shootout: (Ages 18+) December 8, Friday, 8:00am - Register today!

LESSONS — Updated for  December 2023

Mission Valley YMCA is offering pickleball lesson packages! Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to racquetball) that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. Regarding registrations for lessons and clinics, please contact Cara Beltran at (619) 298-3536 or [email protected].

  • Upcoming Private Lessons: January 1-31 | Monday – Friday | Various packages available — Register today!



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. Must be Y member to participate. Interested? For more information, contact Barb Madsen at [email protected].


Keep in the game! Enjoy playing the sport you love while making new social connections in an encouraging environment where you belong!

  • Leagues:
    • Soccer | Men ages 47+ on Tuesdays, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)
    • Soccer | Men ages 35+ on Wednesdays, 6:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)
    • Soccer | All ages U35+ on Thursdays, 6:00pm (Play takes place at Clairemont High - Get Directions)

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


  • Fall Season is in full swing! Get in the game with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons.
    • Youth sports leagues
      • Registration is open now for winter basketball leagues. Play begins January 10. - Register today!
        • Coed age divisions available for ages 6-7, 8-9 and 13-15. Practice takes place on Wednesdays with games on Saturdays. 
    • Youth sports clinics 
      • Get ready to in the game in one of our beginner basketball and volleyball youth sports clinics for ages 6-12. Registration is open now for winter clinics. - Register today!
    • Monthly peewee sports lessons 
      • December lessons are now open for registration! Early December through mid-December. Enjoy learning soccer, basketball, T-ball or a little of everything with multisport lessons. - Register today!
    • Learn more about sports available at the YMCA.
  • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for our youth sports teams! If you can help, contact our sports department at [email protected]. Or sign up to volunteer here.


The Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate and Bike Park has a street course, BMX course, concrete bowl, vert ramp and the nation's only skatercross 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: Individual instruction will help your skateboarder, BMX-er, roller skater or scooter-ist achieve specific goals and get to the next level. Lessons are 30 minutes, one day a week. Various packages available! Register today!
  • New monthly group lessons! We are offering four, 1 hour group lessons for kids 6-12 years of age. We will have a max of 6 spots available. Register today
  • 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.
  • Group lessons now available in fall! We have new group lesson skate sessions available to help improve your skill! - Register today!


Looking for the perfect venue to throw an unforgettable birthday bash? Whether you are an avid gamer, a skateboarding enthusiast, or simply love the charm of a traditional celebration – the YMCA you covered! Mission Valley YMCA is a great place to host a birthday party for children and teens alike. The Y handles the small details so families can focus on celebrating and having fun. Make your reservations early for our popular party options! Learn more and book your party today!


Esports are video game competitions for individuals and teams of children ages 7–17. 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 play takes place online. View all session times and prices.


Looking for a fun and inviting social environment to spend your free time? The Mission Valley YMCA's newly renovated digital studio offers access to 20 PC or gaming stations with high-speed internet. As a member, you will also receive discounts on our programs, gaming tournaments, leagues, birthday parties, and more.

NEW! Play Pass Membership

This membership will allow participants to use the computers freely during our open hours. Open hours are Monday–Friday from 2:00pm–7:00pm.
Some perks of the membership are:

  • Member exclusive classes
  • Free events (keynotes, demos from field experts and Teen Night)
  • Member rates on Digital Studio programs
  • Open space for gaming, socializing and school/work
  • More to come in the future!

Visit our Digital Studio page for more information! For more information, contact Christian Chamberlain at [email protected].


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. 
  • Water sports: Make a splash with splash ball! Learn the basics of water polo through this unique, exciting game. For more information contact our aquatics department. - Register today!

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)

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Upcoming Events

  • Sexual Health For Seniors: Wednesday, November 8 | 2:00pm — Dr. Corinne Ashley Yarbrough will be giving a presentation on "Sexual Health for Seniors." Dr. Yarbrough is a board certified, internal medicine physician at Sharp Rees-Stealy who has a special interest in sexual health. She has given multiple lectures on the subject and has treated many patients for sexual dysfunction, especially associated with menopause. Space is limited. Register at the Welcome Center.
  • Watercolor Paint Class: Thursday, November 9 | 12:30 – 2:30pm — Learn basic watercolor techniques from a volunteer team of artists from the San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS). SDWS will host a special watercolor demonstration/lesson. Meet in the Dick Webster Community Room at the Mission Valley YMCA. Space is limited. Register at the Welcome Center or by November 2.
  • Friendsgiving Potluck/Bingo: Friday, November 17 |11:45am – 2:00pm — Join us for a Friendsgiving Potluck and Bingo hosted by the Mission Valley YMCA! Bring your favorite dish, side dish or dessert to share. Meet in the Dick Webster Community Room at Mission Valley YMCA Register at the Welcome Center or online by Wednesday, November 15.

For questions or more information contact Barb Madsen via email, [email protected] or by phone, (619) 298-3536.


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

Please register at the Welcome Center or online today! For questions or more information contact Barb Madsen via email, [email protected] or by phone, (619) 298-3536.

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

Events and Special Activities


Calling all book lovers! This book fair fundraiser provides scholarships for children and families who could not otherwise participate in programs here at the YMCA! How can you help? Donate books from October 23 - December 30 in the donation boxes inside the lobby (please no magazines), volunteer your time and help us make a positive impact! Book fair will take place on January 8-31. If you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact Barb at [email protected].


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! Check with the Welcome Center for future donation dates.

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Medi-Cal Services at no cost!

Our partners at Neighborhood Networks will pair you with your own care manager, who can help you set health goals, connect with needed services, and improve your overall health. Download the flyer for more information. Download PDF.

Lights on Afterschool

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. See how YMCA Expanded Learning Programs kept the "lights on" and shared messages of the importance of how afterschool shapes the future of youth. Learn more.

Reducing Stress this Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching fast, and as they are festive, they can also be stressful. Some of us may have families to celebrate with, while others may not have the same support. Mental health can be impacted during the holidays. This is why the Y provides Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) at no cost to recognize the signs and symptoms. For more information, connect with Alyssa Ortega at [email protected]. Also, our team of mental health professionals has compiled five ways to help your family navigate the stress of the holidays in a positive and impactful way. Learn more.



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