What's New This Month At T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

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Discover the Experience of a Lifetime

Get ready for the Best Summer EVER! When school is out, your family can count on Ryan Family YMCA to ensure your child is having fun in a nurturing environment that is friendly and safe. Our single-day and extended-care options provide the flexibility you need.

We take pride in hiring the best people to fill our camp staff. Each camp leader was hand selected through an extensive hiring process to ensure the safest environment for everyone.

Check out the digital edition of our summer day camp guide available online now! View camp descriptions and use the Catalog Tag finder to quickly find and register for camps online.

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Popular Family Activities

Spring Egg Hunt

Family Fun • April 11

Join us for an egg-cellent time at the Ryan Family YMCA! Celebrate spring time with family and friends with an egg hunt, arts and crafts, stickers and snacks. Registration is required.

  • Ages 1-5: 10:45am
  • Ages 6-12: 11:15am

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Parents Night Out

Fun For All • 5:30-8:30 pm • March 13 & 27

Parents, we're here for you! Enjoy Friday night out while your child has a blast at the YMCA! Children will enjoy three hours filled with games, crafts, and engaging activities! All children must be potty trained.

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Birthday Parties at the Y

Celebrate With Us • Weekends

Have a splashing good time with your friends, plan your next party at the Y. Package includes semi-shaded patio, BBQ, 3 large tables, 2 small tables & chairs, open grass area and access to family swim area. Maximum of 50 swimmers, 1 lifeguard per 25 swimmers. Liaison is scheduled to help set up and tear down of party. Book your party today by contacting Aquatics Coordinator Hannah Vargas at [email protected].



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Activities for Children

School Break Camps

Best Camp Ever! • March 30 - April 3

When school is out, the fun is happening at the Y! Join us during school breaks for our safe and fun-filled day camp. Our day camps includes activities like field trips, arts and crafts, character development, group and cooperative games, sports and more! 

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Youth Dance Classes

Get in the Groove • March 31 - May 23

Join us for Spring Youth Dance at the Ryan Family YMCA! Classes offered inlclude Jazz and Hip Hop.

Youth Water Polo

Learn Fundamentals • March 14 - May 2

This program offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a supportive environment that emphasizes skill development, teamwork and physical fitness.Our coaches will teach the necessary skills required to begin playing competitive high school water polo, including passing, dribbling, shooting, treading water, head-up swimming, basic rules and conditioning.

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Safety Around Water

Strong Swimmers, Confident Kids • March

Join us for our Safety Around Water campaign — a program dedicated to teaching your child critical drown-prevention skills. Swim safety is vitally important to fulfilling the Y’s mission and cause. Because we are devoted to the well-being of every person involved in Y programs, ensuring water safety is an important part of what we do every day. Equip your children with the tools they need to be confident in and around water. This program is free for members and participants.

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Peninsula Porpoise Swim Team Tryouts

Get Ready to Dive In • March 13, May 15, July 17, September 11, Novemeber 13

Our competitive swim teams are for youth swimmers with a range of ability levels. Our coaches maintain a positive and challenging environment where swimmers can learn and train together as a team, pushing each other to succeed with individual discipline, encouragement, and pride. Emphasis is placed on developing the four competitive strokes, technique; racing skills, and endurance, while focusing on teamwork, healthy competition, and fun. There are three swim team levels for ages 5-17, based on age and ability. The training schedule is dependent on level and available options. Swim meets are optional and held on weekends at various San Diego YMCA locations. Prior to trying out for swim team, swimmers should be proficient in front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke and be able to tread water for 1 minute. Try-outs will be held at 3:30pm for each tryout. For more information please email or call: Sarah Skillings at [email protected] or call 619.226.8888 ext. 13511.

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Swim Lessons

Swim with Confidence • Multiple times and dates available

Knowing how to swim is a life-saving skill that opens up a vast array of opportunities to stay fit, develop self-confidence, build relationships and safely enjoy outdoor aquatic activities like snorkeling, surfing, river rafting and more - and it's never too late to learn! Find a class today.

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Youth Sports Leagues

Kids playing sportsGet in the Game! • Leagues & Sports Classes • Spring Leagues begin March 28

No matter your child's age of interest, we have a fun and engaging program for it that focuses on teamwork, friendly competition, athletics and encouragement.

From preschool sports to recreational basketball and soccer leagues, we have a program that can help your kids get in the game, break a sweat and learn something new! Mandatory Skills Assessments take place on March 28.

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Preschool Sports Classes

Our multi-sport programs promote fitness by providing an introduction to a wide variety of sports, games and a variety of enrichment activities while emphasizing character values and sportsmanship. 

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Ongoing Activities for Your Children

Sports • Bring your game to the Y this season! Browse Sports Activities

Dance • Dancing is a fun and creative workout experience that's fun for all ages! Browse Dance Activities

Pool • We offer lap swim, recreational swim, and aquatics activities. View Pool Schedule

Swim • Swim lessons provide a lifetime of safety and fun in the water. Browse Swim Lessons



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Adult Health and Fitness Activities

Personal Training

Challenge Yourself • Multiple dates and times available

Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles, and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to fit your goals. No matter your fitness level, nothing can replace the support, challenge, and accountability that come with a trainer onboard your workout.

Begin Your Fitness Journey Today




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Y's Active Adults (50+)

Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities

Tai Chi Chuan 
9:00 am, Wednesdays & Fridays

Hatha Yoga
10:00 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Forever Fit
9:00 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Exercise Lite
11:30 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Aqua Fit Deep- Water Ex
7:30 am, Monday-Wednesday
11:00 am, Wednesdays & Fridays and 7:00 am Fridays

Aqua Fit - Water Ex
11:00 am, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday



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Special Events and Activities

St. Patrick's Day Potluck

Let's Celebrate • March 13 • 12:30-2:30 pm

Come join us for food and festivities on March 13! There may not be any leprechauns or a pot of gold, but there will be plenty of celebration! Wear your green and bring your appetite!

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What's happening at a Y near you?

Look at the New for You pages of the YMCA branches near you to see what exciting events you can attend at the Y! Take advantage of your all-access membership and our 18-branch network!


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Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, our membership team is here to help! Call us at (619) 226-8888 during regular business hours or email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!