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THANK YOU FOR HELPING US ENSURE ACCESS FOR ALL

As a leading nonprofit, our Y is making a difference in the lives of 12,800 community members annually through our programs and services, such as swim lessons, camp and more! Thanks to generous donations from YOU to our 2024 annual fundraising campaign, we can open doors and change lives. When you invest in the Y, your dollars directly benefit kids and families in our community and provide scholarships to fulfill our mission to serve all people, regardless of their ability to pay. Thank YOU for giving to T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA. The more we raise, the more people we can help. 

TOGETHER WE RAISED: $368,784

VIEW OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN*

*All donations received after April 1 will be allocated toward our 2025 Annual Campaign.


FEATURED

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.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY — APRIL 20

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20 — where fun and play become lifelong memories! This free event is open to the public and part of the Y's national initiative to promote active minds and healthy bodies. We stand with families in their efforts to teach healthy habits and keep kids active and learning, preparing them for a brighter future. At YMCAs across the county, enjoy a variety of fun activities for families and kids, including bounce houses, sports activities, preschool open houses (with special registration offers!) and more! View all Healthy Kids Day events here.

TRY THE Y - APRIL 20-29!try the y

We're celebrating healthy kids and families all week! If you're not yet a member, you can get a pass to try the Y for free from April 20 to 29! When you become a member by April 29, we'll waive your join fee!

GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

2024 DAY CAMP

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

SUMMER 2024

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

CAMPS AT RYAN

WE'RE OPEN ON SUNDAYS!

T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA is proud to announce that Sundays are back! We will be re-opening our doors on Sundays from 8:00am–1:00pm.

WE'RE HIRING NOW!

You belong at the Y! Make an impact that goes beyond your work day. Be the reason someone discovers their potential, courage and joy while building and creating memories that will last a lifetime! 

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: APRIL 20

Learn about preschool at T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA during our preschool open house on April 20, 10:00am-12:00pm. Open houses offer parents and caregivers an opportunity to explore the facilities, meet the team and learn about our curriculum and activities offered. At this event, gain insight into the learning environment, ask questions and make informed decisions about your child's early education journey. 

Healthy Kids Day Exclusive: Sign up for preschool and get 50% off your registration fee and your waitlist fee waived! (Children must be enrolled by September 1 to receive this offer).

CHILD WATCH

Y Community Plus members with family memberships 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? Current 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.

  • You asked & we listened! We are excited to announce expanded Child Watch hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm | Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm-7:00pm

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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL

APRIL 1 - 30

If you've been thinking about hiring a personal trainer, April is a great month to get started! Through the month of April, you can get 5 one-on-one sessions for $249 or 10 for $479! That's up to $71 in savings!

Our personal trainers use their extensive knowledge of current exercise research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. YMCA trainers are accredited through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or have a degree in exercise science (or a related field). Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to help you achieve your goals.

Members can purchase packages online — Click here to find packages by logging into your My Y account, select your branch and click "Personal Training Punch Pass" from the options. Please note that discounts will apply at checkout. You may also purchase in-person by visiting us at the branch! Once you've purchased a package, a branch fitness coach will contact you to discuss your goals and connect you with a trainer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us for our upcoming health and wellness events designed to invigorate both mind and body, promising to inspire holistic well-being and vitality.

April event information is coming soon!

Enhance®Fitness | MODIFIED MOVES MAXIMUM BENEFIT

Discover Enhance®Fitness — the acclaimed exercise program by Sound Generations, Inc. Endorsed by national health authorities like the CDC, it's proven effective for managing arthritis and revitalizing well-being in older adults. Join Enhance®Fitness today and redefine your fitness journey! Learn more about Enhance®Fitness.

Here's what to expect:

  • 16-week group classes, meeting three times per week for 60-minutes.
  • Free YMCA membership throughout the duration of the program.
  • Socially engaging environment.
  • Exercise assessment performed at the beginning and end of the 16 weeks to track progress.

Experience the benefits:

  • Ease arthritis symptoms.
  • Improve cognitive function and mental health.
  • Build muscle mass.

Contact Jeff Bence at (619) 226-8888 ext. 1953 or email [email protected].

Please note that this program will execute at T. Claude & Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA — get directions.

THE PRACTICE: MINDFUL MEDITATION

Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am for The Practice, 30-minute mindful meditation sessions facilitated by our Executive Director, Jonathon Collopy, Ph.D. on Tuesdays, and by our instructor Michelle on Thursdays. 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].

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

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

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.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIM CLUB

Swim as one with other Y swimmers in our spectacular synchronized swim club! Practice takes place on Mondays and Fridays, 11:15am-12:15pm. All Y members, ages 18 and up, are invited to join! All you need is a love for the water, swimming and moving to music — no previous synchronized swimming experience neccessary! Please contact swim coach Jean Murphy at [email protected] for more information.

INBODY ASSESSMENTS

Learn more about this great tool to measure body composition quickly and accurately or contact Jeff Bence at [email protected].

ADULT SPORTS

Keep playing! Adult sports are a great way to stay in shape and have fun with friends. View all adult sports options

ADULT DANCE

Dance to the beat and achieve your goal fitness feat with Cardio Dance on Mondays at 10:30–11:20am. Check in at the front desk when you show up for this fun, dynamic workout!


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FAMILY & KIDS

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

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Fridays | 4:30–7:30pm | Ages 3-12 | $25 members, $35 nonmembers— Enjoy an evening out while we entertain the kids with a movie, games, crafts and dinner! Children must be potty trained. Registration is required at the Welcome Center or online. - Register today!

Mark your calendars! Upcoming dates:

  • Friday, April 26
  • Friday, May 31
  • Friday, June 28

    KIDS DANCE

    Registration is now open for kids Ballet/tap for ages 3-7 and Hip Hop for ages 6-12. Register in our Welcome Center or online.

    YOUTH SPORTS

    • Come out and play! Youth sports leagues, clinics and lessons begin in April! View all available sports programs.
      • Leagues: Take the field and join our youth soccer leagues or get your head in the game and improve your skills on the basketball court in one of our youth basketball leagues. 
        • NEW! Girls basketball leagues for ages 7-12! Play takes place Saturdays.​​​​​​
      • Clinics: All clinics are drill-oriented and work on ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, offensive and defensive techniques, spacing skills and footwork. Clinics are available for volleyball, basketball and soccer this month! 
      • 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].

    ADVENTURE CLUBS

    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.

    JR. LIFEGUARD PREP ACADEMY

    It’s time to get swim-ready for summer! Junior Lifeguard preparatory academy will help you ace the city swim test for the Junior Lifeguard program! These clinics focus on freestyle endurance and speed, open water awareness and treading water. Clinics will take place on Fridays, 4:05 - 5:00pm (Grommets), Fridays, 5:05 - 6:00pm (Group ABC) and Saturdays, 11:35 - 12:30pm (All levels).  - Register today!

    SPLASH BALL

    Practice your skills with fun drills in our Y water polo clinics on Saturdays, 12:30 - 1:30pm! Swimmers will learn gameplay, rules, ball handling, passing and shooting while enhancing their swim conditioning and endurance in this unique swim clinic. Swimmers should be ages 8-16, beginner or intermediate level, in stage 5 swim lessons or above. - Register today!

    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]

    MAKE A SPLASH ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY

    Celebrate your birthday with a splash at the Ryan Family YMCA! Dive into fun with your friends, splash around and make unforgettable memories!

    Birthday package includes:

    • Semi-shaded patio
    • Access to a grill
    • Tables and chairs
    • Open grass area for games
    • Access to family swim area
    • 25 swimmers
    • Liaison to help set up and tear down party

     

    Parties are available on Saturdays between 12:00 - 3:00pm and Sundays between 10:00am - 1:00pm. Email Andi Hunziker at [email protected] for more information on how to register or to add additional guests!


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    Y’s Active Adults (55+)

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Registration is required for YAA events in the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Katie Lewis at [email protected].

    THE COFFEE CREW

    The Coffee Crew is our Y Active Adults club for coffee social hours at the Ryan Family YMCA. Join us for coffee and pastries as we spend time in connection with old friends, make new ones and enjoy each other's company! This time will also provide our members with the opportunity to bring forth any suggestions or ideas for other YAA events and clubs of interest. See you there!

    • Location: Ryan Family YMCA | Multipurpose Room
    • When: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month | 11:30am–12:30pm

    HIKING AND YOGA

    Experience the perfect blend of nature and wellness with us! Join our hiking and yoga session every first Sunday of the month at 9:30am. Reconnect with yourself amidst stunning scenery and feel refreshed for the week ahead!

    WISDOM WEDNESDAY

    Unleash your curiosity with the SD Public Library and the Ryan Y! Dive into a world of books, brains games, and beyond at our free monthly event. Join us the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm for an enriching experience you won't want to miss!

    INTRO TO WRITING WITH SAN DIEGO WRITER’S INK

    Unlock your writing potential in our 3-Part Workshop Series! Craft memoirs, poetry, and short stories to enhance your skills. Mark your calendar for these sessions at 12:00pm:

    • April 18
    • May 16

    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:

    • New Vinyasa Yoga with Kaya: Sundays from 9:00–9:50am
    • NEW Length and Strength with Sarah: Sundays from 10:30–11:20am
    • Forever Fit: 10:00am, Mondays/Fridays at the Ryan Family YMCA and 9:00am, Wednesdays at the Red Brick Church
    • Aqua Fit: 10:15am, Tuesdays/Thursdays and 10:15am, Fridays
    • Aqua Strength/Balance: 10:15am, Wednesdays
    • ZUMBA: 5:00pm, Thursdays 

    Y Active Adult Activities Around the County

    More to explore

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


    Events and Special Activities

    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

    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 10:00am–12:00pm (or until all produce is no longer available). Mark your calendars and learn more!


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    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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    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 send an email: [email protected] and we'll get back to you soon!