New For You At T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA
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.
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 $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 9 years old!
Health and Wellness
THE PRACTICE: MINDFUL MEDITATION
Join us on Tuesdays at 9:30am for The Practice, 30-minute mindful meditation sessions facilitated by our Executive Director, Jonathon Collopy, Ph.D. Experience the resource of stillness, from which we can be aware of the present, bring calm into our lives and find the clarity to view and choose how we will be. Sessions are held in the MPR room. Please register at the Welcome Center to reserve your spot.
PERSONAL TRAINING | YOGA
Experience the benefits of personalized attention and guidance with our private yoga sessions.
- Fee: 5 sessions for $350
- Visit the Welcome Center for registration information
For more information or questions, please contact Jeff Bence at [email protected].
SWIM AS ONE: SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CLUB
Swim as one in our synchronized swimming club! Perform coordinated or identical movements in time to music with other Y members in this unique, fun way to work out on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This club is great for all levels of swimmers — beginner levels are welcome too! Open to all Y members 18+ of all abilities. No registration required.
- Improve your technique with our beginner clinics and practice!
- Practices are on Mondays, 10:00am - 11:00am.
- Beginner clinics are on the second Monday of the month from 10:30am - 11:00am.
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Be sure to check our group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!
Dance to the beat and achieve your goal fitness feat with Cardio Dance on Mondays at 10:30am - 11:20am. Check in at the front desk when you show up for this fun, dynamic workout!
Keep playing! Adult sports are a great way to stay in shape and have fun with friends. View all adult sports options.
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! For more information about our health and wellness programs or offerings, contact Health and Wellness Coordinator, Jeff Bence at [email protected]. Learn more about orientations.
Activities for Kids and Families
Parents' Night Out
Fridays | 4:30pm - 7:30pm | Ages 3-12 | $25 members, $35 nonmembers— Enjoy an evening out while we entertain the kids with a movie, games, crafts and dinner! Childen must be potty trained. Registration is required at the Welcome Center or online. Register today!
- Friday, September 29
- Friday, October 27
- Friday, November 17
- Friday, December 15
Kids Ballet/tap for ages 3-7 and Hip Hop for ages 6-12 coming to T. Claude and Gladys B. Family YMCA!
Programming begins in September | Registration begins mid-August.
YOUTH SPORTS & PEEWEE LESSONS
Get in the game this season with youth sports leagues, clinics and peewee lessons at the Ryan Family Y! - Sign up today!
- Youth sports leagues and clinics for basketball and soccer.
- Leagues: Join our youth soccer leagues and enjoy the benefits of our partnership with San Diego Loyal SC. Or get your head in the game and improve your skills on the basketball court in one of our youth basketball leagues. Practice fo rall leagues begins the week of September 18.
- Clinics: All clinics are drill-oriented and work on ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, offensive and defensive techniques, spacing skills and footwork.
- We need volunteers! Volunteer to coach a youth sports league and support us in developing youth in our community. Contact Isaiah Bacon at [email protected].
- Peewee lessons! Lessons available on Saturdays, 8:00am - 9:00am. Get ready to get in the game! - Registration coming soon!
Adventure Clubs at the YMCA nurture the relationships between parents and children through camping and other outdoor activities. Enjoy weekend campouts (tent and cabin camping) from the desert to the mountains and beaches. Parents and their children can look forward to making new friends and participating in activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, crafts, campfire skits and more! Learn more.
SWIMMING WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES
Private, adaptive swim lessons are available in partnership with the San Diego Regional Center at no cost to the participant for regional center clients. Ask our aquatics department for more information. Email Andi Hunziker at [email protected].
Sign up for group or private swim lessons this fall! Register today.
JR LIFEGUARD CLINICS
Our YMCA is beginning our JR Lifeguard prep clinics to help you pass the city swim test for the JR Lifeguard program! These clinics will focus on freestyle endurance and speed, open water awareness and treading water.
- Sign up at the Welcome Center now for these once-a-week, hour-long clinics and prepare to ace the swim test! Cost: $66 members | $88 nonmembers
WATER POLO CLINICS
Practice your skills with fun drills in our water polo clinics! Swimmers learn drills and swim conditioning, water polo game play and rules while practicing practice ball handling, passing and shooting. Swimmers should be intermediate or advanced, stage 4 or above. Practices are every Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm.
- Pay by the month or drop-in! Monthly cost: $132 members | $176 nonmembers. Drop-in rates: $30 members | $37.50 nonmembers
Y’s Active Adults (55+)
Registration is required for these events in the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Jeff Bence at [email protected],
INTERESTED IN A SOCIAL HOUR?
If you're interested in joining us for board games and socializing, we would love to know! We're considering offering a fun YAA game hour with bridge, chess, checkers and card games. Reach out to Membership Director Campbell Wear at [email protected] if you're interested!
FITNESS CLASSES TO TRY
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 start here:
- Forever Fit: 10:00am, Mondays/Fridays at the Ryan Family YMCA and 10:00am, Wednesdays at the Point Loma Presbyterian Church
- Aqua Fit: 10:15am, Tuesdays/Thursdays and 10:45am, Fridays
- Aqua Strength/Balance: 10:15am, Wednesdays
- ZUMBA: 5:30pm, Thursdays
Y Active Adult Activities Around the County
View our Y Active Adults page to view programming and activities around the county.
Events and Special Activities
FLICK N' FLOAT
We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 9 from 6:00pm–9:00pm for a Flick n' Float, featuring the new film, Elemental! Families will be provided the option of registering with dinner which will be provided by a local pizzeria named Timmy's Place, who train and employ homeless youth. It's tasty pizza and supports a great organization! Doors open at 6:00pm and the film will begin at 7:15pm. Cost: Food included: $5 | Food not included: FREE! For more information, contact: Campbell Wear at [email protected] or call 619-226-8888.
COMMUNITY CPR CLASSES
Learn lifesaving skills for adults, children and infants from emergency scene assessment, to choking and CPR. Visit the Welcome Center to register today!
Fee: $64/member | $75/participant
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!
GET FIT AND THRIVE CHALLENGE
Children between the ages of 6 and 14 are invited to participate in the Get Fit and Thrive Challenge. Participants can fill out their Get Fit and Thrive Challenge cards by engaging in healthy activities at the Y. Playing sports, swimming, taking a gymnastics class, and exercising at the fitness center are all activities that qualify for the challenge.
Challenge includes monthly prize drawings as well as a grand-prize drawing for a weekend retreat at the Hotel Del Coronado! The contest is scheduled to run until August 2023. Click here more information.
FEEDING SAN DIEGO
The Ryan Family YMCA hosts a produce pantry in partnership with Feeding San Diego every first and third Friday of the month from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Mark your calendars and learn more!
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 locations and dates.
Y in the Community
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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