New For You At Toby Wells YMCA

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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.


Registration is open! 

Secure your spot in our popular day camps for Winter 2023! Make sure your My Y account is set up and register for our most popular camps today.

Note: Day camp at Toby Wells has limited availability. Spots may open up, so be sure to check our registration page.

  • December 18–22, 2023
  • December 26–29, 2023



Please note that we will have modified hours throughout the upcoming holiday season. Our upcoming closures and modified branch hours are located below. We wish everyone a happy holiday!

  • Sunday, December 24: Closed
  • Monday, December 25: Closed
  • Monday, January 1: 7:00am–2:00pm


Please note that Studio 1 and 2 will be closed from Monday, November 27 through Sunday, December 3, 2023, as we perform maintenance on our flooring. Please note that all group exercise classes will be moved to the Multipurpose room. We apologize for the inconvenience.


  • Gymnastics center closures:  December 1–2, December 21-January 1 for holidays and maintenance.
  • Impacted Facility Operation: On Friday, December 15, from 7:00–11:00am, the south side parking lot and pool will be closed while we replace our facility’s HVAC units. Our branch will be opening an hour later than normal at 7:00am. Please note that this means our Water Ex class at 9:15am will be cancelled. Extra parking is available at National University.  We will return back to regular operation on Saturday, December 16, 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to improve our facility. 
  • Sports updates: No sports lessons or clinics on December 25 or January 1 for the holidays.


Celebrate the holidays this month with your family and friends at the Y! YMCAs all throughout San Diego County are hosting holiday events and special programming to help you enjoy the holiday season. View all events.


Find out more about our aquatics facility at Toby Wells YMCA and other pools around the county by visiting our aquatics facilities section page.

  • Aquatic facility closure: Beginning on Sunday, December 24, the Toby Wells YMCA aquatics area will be closed while we drain our pools and undergo routine maintenance. We estimate this to be completed by January 3, 2024


Our members can park in the San Diego County Assessor's office parking lot located at 9225 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, weekdays after 5pm and all day on Saturdays.


Visit the Y 12 times, and we'll enter you in our drawing to win one month of free membership. One member will be randomly selected at the end of each month. Be sure to scan your member ID each visit for a chance to win!

For more information, contact a Member Services Representative at the Welcome Center.


Y Community Plus members 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? 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.

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


Ever wanted to participate in the Ironman Triathlon but it seems like a little much? Accept the challenge of the Ironman from November 19-December 16! At your own pace, complete the distance of the Ironman Triathlon: 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, and 26.2 miles running over the span of 28 days. Indoor, outdoor, at our facility, anywhere else, any activity can count toward your total! This event is a great chance to push yourself and see what you can accomplish! 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person — mind and body. Through this program participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance and functional ability, build muscle mass and strength, and increase flexibility. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of survivors and their families. This creates a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. Get more information online here.

For any questions, please contact Lucy Murillo at [email protected].


In 60 seconds, the Evolt 360 Body Scanner gives users a unique experience and a full report of their body composition. Receive more than 20 full body composition measurements with every scan, plus, you'll receive supplemental nutritional recommendations geared to help you meet your health goals! For more information about Evolt360 visit:

  • Body Composition Measurements
  • Bio Age
  • Bio Wellness Index (BWI)
  • Lean Body Mass
  • Body Fat Mass
  • Plus 14 more measurements!
  • Nutrition Recommendation Catered To Your Needs:
    • Calories
    • Protein
    • Carbohydrates
    • Fats
    • Plus, you’ll receive supplemental recommendations geared to help you meet your health goals.


From January 1–31, YMCA members can purchase EVOLT scans in a package of four for $90 (a 10% discount)!

Visit the Welcome Center or give us a call at (858) 496-9622 to learn more, or to purchase.


Play Pickleball at the Toby Wells Y in Studio 4. Please bring your own equipment. Contact Rex Nowak, [email protected] for more information. Pickleball at the Y .

  • Open Play - We've added new pickleball open play hours! Come play on Sundays, 10:45 am - 12:45pm. Bring your own equipment.
  • Court rentals - Private pickleball courts are available to rent on Sundays, 1:30pm-4:00pm and Saturdays, 1:30pm-4:30pm. 
    • Cost per hour: $25 for members | $30 for nonmembers. Rental includes 4 people. Add an extra player for $5 Y members and $8 nonmembers, per hour.
  • Learn to play! Clinics available the first Wednesday of every month, beginning in January, from 1:30pm-3:00pm.
    • Cost: $25 members | $30 participants


All adult sports will be taking place at Clairemont High School until further notice. View all.


Check out the group fitness class schedule for new classes and updates. Remember, members have unlimited access to classes!


Find the beat and move your feet! Dancing is a great way to workout and achieve fitness goals while having lots of fun. Register for dance classes like ballet/tap, country line dance and hip hop — classes are available for adults, youth and preschoolers! View all classes here.


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.

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


Join our team! Toby Wells YMCA has a novice swim team! Email our Aquatics Director David Mangat at [email protected] for more information and to schedule your tryout. Tryouts must take place before swimmers can be on the team.


  • Winter registration is open! Get in the game this month with clinics, leagues and peewee lessons!
  • Please note: No sports lessons or clinics on December 25 or January 1 for the holidays.
    • Clinics: Youth soccer clinics for ages 6-12 on Tuesdays, 5:00pm. - Register now!
    • Leagues: Registration for youth soccer leagues for ages 6-12 continues until teams are full. - Register now!
    • Peewee lessons: Peewee soccer for ages 3-5. Practice will take place on Mondays, 5:00pm in December.  - Register now!
    • Volunteer! We need parent volunteers for youth coaching! If you can help, contact Kevin Starling at [email protected].


Register for dance classes today! Register for a workshop or class here.

Youth Cheer and Dance

Fridays | Ages 5-7 at 4:30pm | Ages 8-12 at 5:30pm — Cheer-Dance is a dynamic combination of cheerleading moves and stylish dance. We will learn a variety of high energy routines performed to fun music. Group formations and individual expression will have you feeling like a professional cheerleader here. Register today!


Jingle Jam

Saturday, December 9 | Session 1 at 1:45pm | Session 2 at 3:30pm | $ — We invite all gymnastics participants registered for November and December months to participate in a special Winter performance! Routines will be taught to all children in classes as part of their normal instruction. Show leotard or t- shirt will be available for purchase. Registration is required at the Welcome Center.

Gymnastics Clinics

Various dates — Go to the next level and strengthen your skills with our clinics! Clinics are designed to provide one-on-one instruction and more time on the equipment. Date and times will vary, along with the theme of the class — find a clinic and register today!

Upcoming Clinics:

  • December 16, 12:00pm–1:00pm — Handstand & Cartwheel Clinic
  • January 10, 5:30–6:30pm — Beam Confidence Clinic

Open Gym

Open gym is a great time to practice or just have fun! Open gym times: 

  • Ages 1-5/Preschool: Thursdays, 11:00-11:45am
    • Coming soon in January! Fridays, 11:00-11:45am
  • Ages 16 and up: Thursdays, 7:00–8:00pm
  • Recreational Open Gym: December 23, Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm

Gymnastics Birthdays! Flip for new gymnastics birthday timeslots! 

  • Saturdays - 1:00–3:00pm and 2:30–4:30pm.
  • Sundays - 10:00am–12:00pm, 11:00am–1:00pm and 12:30–2:00pm.

For questions about gymnastics birthday parties, please contact Joan Maze at [email protected].


Did you know we offer adaptive gymnastics and swim lessons geared for all ability levels? Our adaptive programs help build your child’s confidence and develop fine motor skills in small, structured classes personalized to meet their needs. Contact Ashley Kurth at [email protected] for gymnastics and David Mangat at [email protected] for swim inquiries. 


  • NOW ENROLLING FOR 2023-2024!

    • Discover a nurturing and enriching preschool experience at the YMCA where children can learn, play and grow. Enroll today and watch your child thrive in our exceptional, licensed preschool program. Enroll today!
      • Availability in Room 1 | Part-time & full-time options available | 2.5 year olds – 5 year olds
      • Availability in Room 2 | Full-time (two gymnastics lessions/week are included)| 2 year olds
        • Two gymnastics lessons/week included
    • Part-time preschool openings! Serving 2.5 year olds – 5 year olds on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday options available! 

    • For more information and answer any questions you may have, please contact Talana Lugo at [email protected].

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Y’s Active Adults (55+)


  • Crocheting Club — We meet on the fourth Friday of the month at 11:00am. $5 for members; $8 for nonmembers. Registration is required.
  • Walking Club — We meet once per quarter. Keep checking back for our next meeting. Registration is required.

Register for our clubs in the Welcome Center or online.


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, start here:

  • Forever Fit 
  • Water exercise classes in the indoor pool
  • Balance
  • Exercise Lite
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Pilates

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



We are supporting Jackie Robinson's Teen Giveback and having a Board Game Drive now through December 8. All board games will be delivered to Jackie Robinson for their Teen Giveback event. Board games will be collected at Toby Wells (we will have a box where they can be dropped off) For more information, contact Lucy Murillo at [email protected].


Drop off your kids, ages 5 and up, at the YMCA on Saturday, December 16, 2:00-5:00pm and take the time to get in some last minute shopping!


Get ready to kick off annual support campaign on Saturday, February 10, 8:30am. All ages are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and bring their friends and family to this event. Members, nonmembers and staff are invited as we celebrate the start of a great campaign season!


Join us in making a difference during this season of giving! Throughout December, the Toby Wells Y will be collecting gifts for families who reside at Tommie's Place. View Tommie's Place Amazon wish list by visiting our Linktree. Find other ways to bless those in our community and get involved. Stop by the Welcome Center for more information!


Join us for Men’s Perspective Group – a new well-being initiative to bring men together for healthy discussion on how to be the best version of themselves. Be a person of mental, physical and spiritual wellness, learn how to balance life situations, family and employment responsibilities, develop a personal life goal, grow in self-mastery and sound character, and be the person people want to be around. For male YMCA members ages 18+.

  • When: Second Thursday of each month | 6:30–7:30pm
  • Where: Multi-Purpose Room | Toby Wells YMCA
  • Register at the front desk

For more information, please contact Lucy Murillo at [email protected] or call (858) 496-9622 ext. 1716

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Medi-Cal Services at no cost!

Our partners at Neighborhood Networks will pair you with your own care manager, who can help you set health goals, connect with needed services, and improve your overall health. Download the flyer for more information. Download PDF.

Lights on Afterschool

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. See how YMCA Expanded Learning Programs kept the "lights on" and shared messages of the importance of how afterschool shapes the future of youth. Learn more.

Reducing Stress this Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching fast, and as they are festive, they can also be stressful. Some of us may have families to celebrate with, while others may not have the same support. Mental health can be impacted during the holidays. This is why the Y provides Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) at no cost to recognize the signs and symptoms. For more information, connect with Alyssa Ortega at [email protected]. Also, our team of mental health professionals has compiled five ways to help your family navigate the stress of the holidays in a positive and impactful way. Learn more.



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