What's New This Month At T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA
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It’s a fact that strong, stable, secure families form a solid foundation for the growth and success of all family members, particularly children in low-income areas.
At the YMCA of San Diego County, we are committed to reach out to kids and families regardless of income, to provide support by engaging in the Y. We are able to do so with the donations to our Annual Support Campaign, an annual fundraising effort to provide scholarship, inclusion and subsidized programs to our growing communities.
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Popular Family Activities
Parents Night Out
Fun For All • 5:30-8:30 pm • February 14 & 28
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.
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].
School Break Camps
Best Camp Ever! • February 17, 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gain Confidence • Tuesdays & Thursdays
The YMCA offers a variety of martial arts classes for different ages and skill levels. These classes are a great way to learn self-discipline, self-esteem, and respect.
Youth Sports Leagues
Get 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.
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.
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
Adult Soccer Leagues
Kick It Up A Notch • Multiple leagues available
Our Adult 6v6 Soccer Leagues are starting soon and are great for all levels of play. Our adult arena leagues guarantee nine games (plus playoffs), and ref fees are included in your team registration fee. Check out our upcoming leagues below.
- Men's 30+: Thursdays beginning February 6
To register please call us today at (619) 226-8888 or stop by the Welcome Center at the Ryan Family YMCA.
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.
Ongoing Y Active Adult Activities
Tai Chi Chuan with John and Lily
9:00 am, Wednesdays & Fridays
Hatha Yoga with Jen
10:00 am, Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 am, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
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
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!
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!
- Toby Wells YMCA (Kearny Mesa)
- Mission Valley YMCA
- Dan McKinney Family YMCA (La Jolla)
- Beach & Bay Family YMCA (Pacific Beach)
- Rancho Family YMCA (Rancho Penasquitos)
- Copley-Price Family YMCA (Kensington)
- Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (Southeast San Diego)
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