New For You At South Bay Family YMCA
Facility News and Updates
We continue to reopen our facilities and programming! View the YMCA of San Diego County's safe operating policies and guidelines here!
Memorial Day Hours
We’re open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, with modified hours! We will be open from 7:00am – 1:00pm.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN MAY
Mental health is no less important than our physical health. We invite young people, ages 13 to 24, to experience the Y FREE and find new activities and that support positive mental health. Find resources and learn more about teen free access eligibility.
MAY IS NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENTION MONTH
Did you know that the Y has been the nation’s leader in swim instruction and water exercise for more than 100 years? Swim lessons are a key component for drowning prevention — reducing the likelihood of drowning by 88%! This May, join the Y – “America’s Swim Instructor” – in taking steps to increase safety around water. Read more about National Drowning Prevention Month.
Learn to Swim at the Y!
Y's across San Diego County offer group and private swim lesson for ALL ages! Join the national campaign to prevent drowning. Sign up for swim lessons today!
BECOME A LIFEGUARD AT THE Y
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.
Pool Closure on June 12
On Sunday, June 12, we will be closing all pools in our association for an all-day event dedicated to training our aquatics team to prevent, recognize and respond to all aquatic situations. All aquatics positions will be required to participate in this ongoing effort to maximize safety in our pools.
CHILD WATCH MEMBERSHIP OPTION
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 9 years old. Our current Child Watch hours are Monday-Thursday, 3:45 - 6:45pm. Starting on May 7, Saturdays from 8:00-10:30am will be added to our Child Watch hours.
Y FAMILY NIGHT AT SAN DIEGO LOYAL SC GAME
Join us on June 11 for Y Family Night as San Diego Loyal take on Hartford Athletic! The club is donating $6 of every ticket purchased to support YMCA youth soccer scholarships. Buy your tickets today!
The YMCA of San Diego County has partnered with San Diego Loyal SC, our hometown professional soccer team, and Rady Children’s Hospital to strengthen our youth soccer leagues by providing guidance in skill development and coaching, health best practices to help players develop self-confidence, positive relationships and resilience. Learn more about this exciting partnership here.
Health and Wellness
TEAM CHALLENGE IS BACK
Interested in small group training? Team Challenge is back and kicks off on May 14! Over six weeks, you'll be challenged to move more and eat more healthfully. Managing weight is just one part of the picture; we want to focus more broadly to help you be your best. Each week, you can earn points for yourself and your team by working out and practicing healthy living. Register by May 16.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Be sure to check our group fitness class schedule for all of our new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!
SBY welcomes back Group Exercise instructor Viridiana “Viri” Armenta who will be teaching Tuesdays Les Mills BODYPUMP at 5:30 PM. We are excited to have her rejoin our team after 2 years. When asked what she is looking forward to when returning, “I look forward to reconnecting with members and meeting new ones! I miss my YMCA family and I’m so happy to back on the team! ”
TRAIL RUNNERS CLUB
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. This group is not meant for hikers or walkers. Download the Trail Runners flyer. (PDF).
InBody body-composition assessments are available by appointment. Get a detailed breakdown of your lean tissue, water and fat mass in just 45 seconds. Now you can leave the guessing behind and know exactly what is inside your body! See a coach or trainer to get signed up.
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.
Y’s Active Adults (50+)
HEALTH & WELLNESS ASSESSMENT
You’re invited to participate in three YAA (YMCA Active Adults) health and wellness assessments. The assessments are free to members and will measure a variety of metrics related to body composition, strength, flexibility, as well as and connectivity to the Y and our Y and fellow members. YMCA team members (certified instructors and trainers) will provide guidance, support and advice about activities to help improve your physical and social well-being. Sign up today for the initial assessment. Limited spots available. The second and third appointments will be in June and September.
Activities for Kids and Families
Open registration for South Bay Family YMCA Character Builders before and/or after school child care opens May 16 for the 2022-2023 school year. View all Character Builder site locations and learn more.
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. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact [email protected]. Learn more about swim teams at the Y.
Camp is calling! Registration is open now for summer day camps at 14 YMCAs and three overnight camps at YMCA Camp Marston, YMCA Raintree Ranch and YMCA Camp Surf. Sign up early to save your spot — many camps are already full.
Youth Ballet classes will begin May 14 for children ages 2-5 and will occur every Saturday in May. Register today.
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