ann woolley aquatic center

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Our New Aquatic Center Is Now Open!

One of the Y's most in-demand programs is aquatics. To accommodate youth swim instruction, competitive swim team, recreational swimming and adult exercise classes, this September the La Jolla YMCA will open a new aquatic complex to include an 8-lane cool water lap pool, a warm-water teaching pool, a therapeutic spa, as well as a kids' water spray park for safe water play.

Our new facility allows us to greatly increase our swim lesson and water safety programming, teaching valuable lifesaving skills to members of our community for generations to come.


For years, Ann Woolley was a fixture at the La Jolla YMCA pool. A life-long swimming enthusiast, Ann would arrive at the Y everyday with a bright smile and cheerful attitude. After her swim and participating in water aerobics, the community of friends she established at the Y would gather to spend time together.

In addition, Ann served on the La Jolla YMCA Board of Management for three years.

In 2014, Ann passed away after a battle with cancer. As a memorial to her, Ann’s husband Buzz made a generous gift to the Golden Opportunity Capital Campaign, to name the new Aquatic Center in her honor.

Leaving a Legacy

Donors who give leadership gifts of $25,000 or more have the opportunity to name parts of the facility, a room or an area on their behalf or in honor/memory of another. Please contact [email protected] or (858) 453-3483 if you're interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Gift Range: $1,000,000+Gift Range: $500,000+Gift Range: $250,000+
  • Youth Development Center
  • Lobby Welcome Center
  • Family Recreation Pool
  • Gymnastics Center
  • Fitness Playground
  • Lap Pool
  • Water Spray Park
  • Youth Multipurpose Studio
Gift Range: $100,000+Gift Range: $75,000+Gift Range: $50,000+
  • Intergenerational Center
  • Nutrition Kitchen
  • Cycling Studio
  • Outdoor Wellness Terrace
  • Central Courtyard
  • Afterschool Classroom
  • Administrative Center
  • Preschool Classrooms (3)
  • Locker Rooms (3)
Gift Range: $25,000

  • Recreation Pool Lanes (4)
  • Lap Pool Lanes (16)
  • Massage Room
  • Elevator
  • Program/Administrative Offices (16)