AQUATIC FACILITIES AT THE Y

The YMCA of San Diego County's 13 aquatic facilities host a variety of programming, including lap swim, swim lessons, swim teams and more, with opportunities for open swim and family swim time. Amenities and activities vary by location. See below for details about the Y pool near you. 


AT POOLSIDE WE PROMISE TO:

  • Promote water safety and awareness.
  • Support youth development and healthy living through swim programs.
  • Provide a welcoming environment and encourage lifelong fitness for everybody.

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LOCATIONS OF YMCA AQUATIC FACILITIES

THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO COUNTY


CAMERON FAMILY YMCA

Nestled in the suburbs of Santee, Cameron Family YMCA has been proudly serving the East County community since 2003.

Cameron Family YMCA pool

AMENITIES 

  • Pools: Two outdoor pools – One recreational (83°F) and one lap pool (83°F).
  • Other: Recreational pool has a built-in play structure and a slide. Please reference our pool schedule on our branch home page for information on Activity Pool sessions open to our members and the public.

    PROGRAMMING

    • Swim lessons - Register today! Learn more.
    • Water exercise - View the current schedule here
    • Swim clinics - Swim endurance and conditioning clinics help build confidence and strength. Learn more.
    • Adaptive Swim - Adaptive swim lessons help make swim lesson available to all ages and all abilities. Learn more.

    POOL SCHEDULE

    The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Hannan Mouawad at [email protected].

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    COPLEY-PRICE FAMILY YMCA

    The Copley-Price Family YMCA proudly serves one of the most diverse communities in San Diego, offering a supportive environment for those in the City Heights, El Cajon, Kensington, Hillcrest, Talmadge, North and South Park communities since 2014.

    Copley-Price Family YMCA pool

    AMENITIES

    • Pools: Two pools – One indoor pool (87°F) and one outdoor lap pool (80°F)
    • Other: 16-person capacity spa and splash pad.

      PROGRAMMING

      POOL SCHEDULE

      The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

      MORE INFORMATION

      For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Louis LaRose at [email protected].

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      DAN MCKINNEY FAMILY YMCA

      Dan McKinney Family YMCA has been proudly serving the La Jolla community since 1964.

      Dan McKinney Family YMCA pool

      AMENITIES 

      • Pools: Two outdoor pools - One recreation pool (85°F) and one lap pool (80°F).
      • Other: 16-person capacity spa, sauna and splash pad.

        PROGRAMMING

        POOL SCHEDULE

        The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

        MORE INFORMATION

        For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Emily Farkas at [email protected].

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        JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA

        The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has served southeast San Diego communities since it opened in 1943.Jackie Robinson Family YMCA pool

        AMENITIES

        • Pool: One outdoor recreation/lap pool (84°F).
        • Other: Splash pad.

          PROGRAMMING

          • Swim lessons - Register today! Learn more.
          • Water exercise - Coming soon! Classes will be held on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 6:00pm-6:45pm. View the schedule here

          POOL SCHEDULE

          The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

          MORE INFORMATION

          For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director David Kreamer at [email protected].

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          JOE AND MARY MOTTINO FAMILY YMCA

          Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA proudly serves the communities of Oceanside, Vista, Bonsall, Fallbrook and San Marcos.

          Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA pool

          AMENITIES

          • Pool: One outdoor lap pool (85°F).

            PROGRAMMING

            POOL SCHEDULE

            The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

            MORE INFORMATION

            For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact our Aquatics Director Melissa Rodriguez at [email protected].

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            JOHN A. DAVIS FAMILY YMCA

            The John A. Davis Family YMCA proudly serves La Mesa, San Carlos and other surrounding East County communities.

            John A. Davis Family YMCA pool

            AMENITIES

            • Pool: One outdoor pool with 5 lap lanes (80°F)
            • Other: Spa (currently under repair).

              PROGRAMMING

              • Swim lessons - Register today! Learn more.
              • Water exercise - Weekdays at 11:00am.  View current classes here
              • Family Swim - Every Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm.

              POOL SCHEDULE

              The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

              MORE INFORMATION

              For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Coordinator Ryan Barnes at [email protected].

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              MAGDALENA ECKE FAMILY YMCA

              Located in the beach community of Encinitas, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA has been working to strengthen and unite our community for more than 55 years.

              Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA pool

              AMENITIES

              • Pools: Two covered pools – One recreation pool (88°F) and one lap pool (79°F).
              • Other: 16-person capacity spa and splash pad.

                PROGRAMMING

                POOL SCHEDULE

                The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                MORE INFORMATION

                For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact the aquatics department at [email protected].

                MAGDALENA ECKE FAMILY YMCA AQUATIC PARK

                Did you know? There's an exciting, unique aquatic experience near you!! On the coast of North County, off the Interstate 5, located in the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA aquatic park is home to day camps and family fun. The aquatic park is available for day pass or weekend rentals, and now hosts two-hour kayak tours! Invite your friends and family! You don't have to be a member to join in the fun! Learn more here.

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                MCGRATH FAMILY YMCA

                The McGrath Family YMCA proudly serves communities in Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, Spring Valley and Jamul.McGrath Family YMCA pool

                AMENITIES

                • Pools: Two pools - One outdoor (79°F) and one indoor (87°F), both with room for recreational and lap swimming.
                • Other: Spa and splash pad.

                  PROGRAMMING

                  POOL SCHEDULE

                  The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                  MORE INFORMATION

                  For more information regarding our aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Tomas Diaz Bahena at [email protected].

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                  MISSION VALLEY YMCA

                  The Mission Valley YMCA has proudly served Mission Valley and the surrounding communities since 1981.

                  Mission Valley YMCA pool

                  AMENITIES 

                  • Pools: Two pools - One indoor (90°F) and one outdoor (80°F) pool, both with room for recreational and lap swimming and ADA accessibility.
                  • Other: Two 5-person capacity spas.  

                    PROGRAMMING

                    POOL SCHEDULE

                    The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                    MORE INFORMATION

                    For general inquiries regarding aquatic programming, call the Mission Valley YMCA at (619) 298-3576. 

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                    RANCHO FAMILY YMCA

                    The Rancho Family YMCA has been proudly serving the Rancho Peñasquitos community since 1995.Rancho Family YMCA pool

                    AMENITIES

                    • Pools: Two pools - One seasonal interactive pool at (82°F). One year-round covered lap pool (86°F).
                    • Other: 17-person capacity spa.

                      PROGRAMMING

                      POOL SCHEDULE

                      The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                      MORE INFORMATION

                      • Upcoming closures: The spa at Rancho Family YMCA will be closed for replastering from Thursday, March 7 through Thursday, April 11.

                      For more information on aquatic programming, contact Aquatics Director Emily Seitz at [email protected].

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                      SOUTH BAY FAMILY YMCA

                      Welcome to the South Bay Family YMCA aquatic facility! South Bay Family YMCA has been proudly serving the Chula Vista and the Eastlake community since it was chartered in 1960.  

                      South Bay Family YMCA pool

                      AMENITIES 

                      • Pools: Two outdoor pools - One main competition pool (82°F) with 5 lap lanes and an area for recreational swimming. One instructional pool for birthday parties and swim lessons (86°F).
                      • Other: Spa and heated splash pad.

                        PROGRAMMING

                        • Swim lessons - Register today! Learn more.
                          • Parent/Child classes are offered on Saturdays at 12:25pm. 
                        • Swim team - Join the team! Learn more.
                        • Water exercise - View the current schedule here.
                        • Birthday Parties - Email our aquatics department to reserve your party today! Learn more.
                        • Adaptive Swim - Inclusion aides are available for children with diverse abilities to safely participate in group lessons. Contact Kristin Simmons, aquatics director at [email protected] for available options.

                        POOL SCHEDULE

                        The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                        MORE INFORMATION

                        For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Kristin Simmons at [email protected]. If you or anyone you know are in need of our YMCA's support for programming or memberships, view our community support scholarships.

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                        T. CLAUDE AND GLADYS B. RYAN FAMILY YMCA

                        The T.Claude and Glady B. Ryan Family YMCA has proudly served the Ocean Beach, Point Loma and Midway communities since 1970.Ryan Family YMCA pool

                        AMENITIES

                        • Pool: One 6-lane lap/recreational pool (81°F) with shallow end and access ramp.
                        • Other: 24-person capacity therapy pool.

                          PROGRAMMING

                          • Swim lessons - Register today! Learn more.
                          • Swim team - Join the team! Learn more.
                          • Coached Lap Swim - Join the lap swim group exercise class for members 18+
                          • Adaptive swim - Swim lessons for all abilities are available. Register today! Learn more.
                          • Swim clinics - Register today! Learn more.
                          • Synchronized Swim Club - Ages 18+ | Mondays & Thurdays, 11:15am | No registration or previous experience necessary — just show up and jump on in! 

                          POOL SCHEDULE

                          The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                          MORE INFORMATION

                          For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director Andrea Hunziker at [email protected].

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                          TOBY WELLS YMCA

                          Toby Wells YMCA has proudly served Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa and Tierrasanta communities since 2005.

                          Toby Wells YMCA pool

                          AMENITIES 

                          • Pool: One indoor pool (84°F) with lap lanes and room for recreational swimming.
                          • Other: 16-person capacity outdoor spa.

                            PROGRAMMING

                            POOL SCHEDULE

                            The current pool schedule can be found linked at the bottom right of our branch home page. Be sure to check the schedule for current recreational swim times and lap lane availability.

                            MORE INFORMATION

                            For more information regarding aquatics programming, contact Aquatics Director David Mangat at [email protected].

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                            Swimmer at a YMCA pool

                            HAVE FUN. BE CONFIDENT. STAY SAFE.

                            HAVE FUN

                            Aquatics facilities across the YMCA of San Diego County are open for all ages and host a variety of swim programs including, but not limited to, swim lessons, swim teams, lap swim, open swim and water exercise.

                            BE CONFIDENT

                            As "America's Swim Instructor," the YMCA teaches children of all ages and from all backgrounds that water should be fun, not feared, if you know how to stay safe in and around water.

                            STAY SAFE

                            Safety around water is a cornerstone of youth development and social responsibility at the YMCA. At poolside, our lifeguards promise to remain alert, actively patrolling at the edge of the pool and be attentive to ensure you and your loved one's safety. Following our pool rules, swim test and family swim regulations is what you can do to help yourself and others enjoy the water safely.

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                            POOL RULES

                            Safe pools have rules, and water safety is our priority. Be sure to read the pool signs posted around the aquatics facility before entering the water. 

                            • YMCA lifeguard has final authority.
                            • It's the rule - if you hear one long whistle blast, you must exit the pool immediately.
                            • Children ages 6 and under must be actively supervised by an adult in the water within arm’s reach at all times unless they passed the swim check.
                            • No diving in water less than 9 feet deep.
                            • Please walk on the pool deck.
                            • No prolonged breath-holding — it is dangerous and prohibited.
                            • Only use United States Coast Guard-approved life jackets/flotation devices. 
                            • All pool equipment must be used appropriately. No outside toys or floaties allowed.
                            • Swimming without a certified lifeguard on duty is prohibited.
                            • Waterproof swim diapers are required for under 3 years, regardless of toilet training.
                            • Please shower before entering the pool.
                            • Eating is permitted in designated areas only.
                            • Appropriate swim attire must be worn at all times.
                            • All personal trainers and swim instructors are hired by the YMCA. Non-YMCA personal trainers or swim instructors are prohibited from conducting personal training at YMCA facilities.
                            • Do not perform flips, spins, back dives/jumps. 
                            • No glass of any kind on the pool deck. 
                            • All swimmers must sit/lay at least 3 feet from the side of the pool to keep a clear path in case of an emergency. 
                            • All patrons under age 18 and under 48 inches must either pass a swim check or stand comfortably in chest-deep water in the entire swim zone or wear a life jacket and be within arm's reach of an adult at all times.
                            • If a lap lane is already occupied by a lap swimmer/water walker, additional swimmers must give notice of joining their lane with mutual acknowledgment to avoid collisions/accidents.
                            • Aquatics programming has priority of shared areas in recreation and lap pools.

                            Read all pool rules here.

                            Read the spa rules here.


                            SWIM CHECK REQUIREMENTS:

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                            NEED MORE INFORMATION ON WATER SAFETY?

                            Safety Around Water swim lessons are designed to teach kids easily applicable water safety skills that can be used if kids unexpectedly find themselves in the water, such as "Jump, Push, Turn, Grab and Swim, Float, Swim." Learning more about water safety helps kids and families reduce the risk of drowning and build confidence in and around water while staying safe and having fun. Join us in May as Ys across the county raise awareness about water safety during National Water Safety Awareness.

                            Learn more about Water Safety - YMCA of the USA


                             

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