New For You At South Bay Family YMCA

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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.

Session 1: September 25–29 | McMillin Elementary | South Bay YMCA

Session 2: October 2–6 | McMillin Elementary | South Bay YMCA

Session 3: November 20–22 | McMillin Elementary | South Bay YMCA

Aquatics camps will be held out of the South Bay YMCA Teen Center


Facility News and Updates

Check here 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.


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


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 months to 12 years old.

Events and Special Activities

First Friday Breakfast

Friday, September 8 | 7:15am — Join us for our First Friday Breakfast where our panelists will discuss "Digital Equity and How the Affordable Connectivity Program Can Help Our Community and Businesses". Digital equity has a positive impact on our society from education and health to democracy and our local economy. Yet, 60% of San Diego County’s eligible households still have not enrolled in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Learn from a panel of education, business, community and government experts who address the issue of digital equity and how programs like the ACP can help our community and businesses thrive. Registration is required. Register today!

Women's Wellness Weekend

September 22-24, 2023 | $199 member / $225 non-member – Join us at Camp Martson for a relaxing weekend filled with camp activities, delicious meals and classes focused on mind and body wellness. Register today!

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Health and Wellness


Core strength and stability is a basic key element for good posture, body mobility and injury prevention. Through this 5-week core series workshop, you will learn to identify, engage and strengthen the key muscular components that make up your core. Using a variety of yoga poses and movement exercises, this comprehensive workshop will focus on specific regions of the core to help you feel stronger every day. Space is limited. Bring water and a yoga mat.

Led by: Rene De Los Santos, RYT 500/E-RYT 200. 

  • When: September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 | Fridays 6:00-7:30 PM Studio 3
  • Pricing: $99 members / $128 non-members
  • Register Today! 

Week 1: Comprehensive Core Strengthening
Week 2: Deep Dive Into Your Abs
Week 3: Strengthening the Backside of Your Core
Week 4: Strengthening Your Rotational Core
Week 5: Putting it into Your Yoga Practice and Daily Exercises

For more information, contact Michelle Manly, Program Coordinator at [email protected].


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

NEW THIS MONTH  updated September 1, 2023

  • Labor Day Schedule:  (All regular morning and evening classes will be canceled)
    Aqua-Fit/Shallow: 7:15am–8:00am AQUA-FIT/SHALLOW 
    HIIT: 8:00am–8:55am
    Zumba: 9:00am–9:55am
    Vinyasa Yoga: 9:30am–10:25am
    Exercise Lite: 10:00–10:55am

  • New Wednesday Group Exercise Classes Added to the Schedule: (Effective September 2023)
    Barre w/Paulina: 8:00am–8:55am
    Cycle w/ Mari: 4:30pm–5:15pm

  • New classes coming late September... (TBD)
    BodyPump w/ Viviana: Wednesdays | 6:00am–6:55am 
    Cycle w/ Catherine: Thursdays | 6:00am–6:45am


Whether you are preparing for a race or just running for exercise, connect with other runners through the South Bay Family YMCA Trail Runners Club. You must have some running experience and feel comfortable running 3-6 miles. All running levels are welcome. Please inquire at the member services desk for more information.


InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Get a detailed breakdown of your lean tissue, water and fat mass in just 30 minutes Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body! See a coach or trainer to get signed up.


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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YAA Country Line Dancing Class 

Join us for a special two-day dance workshop where you will learn four popular country line dances. Led by instructors: Jacquie & Michelle. Space is limited. Registration is required.

  • When: Tuesday, September 12 & Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 12:30pm–2:00PM 
  • Where: South Bay Family YMCA | Studio 1 
  • Fee: $15/members |$25/non-members
  • Register Today!

For more information, contact Michelle Manly, Program Coordinator at [email protected].

Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

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

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Activities for Kids and Families


Character Builders registration is now open! Learn more about Character Builders and see if you qualify for a scholarship


  • Swim lessons: Three new private swim lesson time slots have been added on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register today!
  • New group swim lessons on Saturdays!
  • Swim team: Our swim team is practicing regularly! If your child would like to get involved, swimmers should be proficient in 100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 100-200 IM based on ability, 25-50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Learn more about swim teams at the Y
  • Parent/Child Swim Lessons: Infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
  • Swim clinics: Join us on Fridays at 6:55pm for this hour-long class! These swim clinics are geared toward helping swimmers improve their stroke mechanics, stamina, prepare for swim team tryouts and practice what you learned in swim lessons. Clinics are monthly and the cost will be the same pricing as that month's school-aged swim lessons.
  • Family Swim: We will have family swim/open swim in the instructional pool Monday - Thursday from 3:00pm-7:30pm. The main pool will have two lap lanes available for family swim patrons, but the three other lanes and the rest of the pool will be reserved for aquatic programming. However, the main pool will be available all day on Fridays for family swim. 


Inclusion aids provide one-on-one attention to kids with diverse abilities so they can safely participate in a group swim lesson. Inclusion aids are available to swim lesson participants at no cost by request only, on a first-come, first-served basis, as supplies are limited. Take advantage of this great opportunity and find out more by emailing Aquatics Director Kristin Simmons at [email protected].


  • Youth sports: Come out and play at Border View Family YMCA! We have new basketball and volleyball clinics available on Saturdays! View all clinics available to you!
  • Peewee lessons: Get in the game! Peewee soccer lessons for ages 3-5 are on Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am. - Register today!


Kids don't have to stay home while parents work out! Join our youth fitness program for fun activities designed especially for ages 6-12. Kids will learn how to move, interact, and train to improve their strength, stamina and social skills. Our structured format will focus on basic fitness fundamentals to keep kids active and moving! We will continue to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm on the outside turf. Sign up today at the front desk!


Celebrate your day with a splash at the YMCA! We are now offering pool birthday parties! Reserve your two hour time slot for Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00pm, for an hour of birthday-party-people-only swim time in the instructional pool followed by an hour of party time and birthday singing on our pool deck. Birthday party participants will have access to the NEWLY working splash pad for the party's duration! Register online today!

  • Parties must have a $50 deposit fee to hold the date. Birthday parties cost $250 for members and $333 for nonmembers. Learn more here


New sessions begin monthly in our youth ballet program. Register today!

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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.



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