Free and Open on President's Day — Monday, February 19

All YMCA branches are free and open to the community during regular hours on President's Day — Monday, February 19!

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a refreshing swim, workout or fun group exercise class!

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The Shepherd YMCA Firehouse is the newest addition to the La Jolla YMCA family. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.

We offer a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together to bring about meaningful change not just within themselves, but in their community, too. With 17 locations across San Diego County, the YMCA builds stronger communities by connecting families and neighbors in a place where they can learn, grow and thrive together.


7877 Herschel Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 551-9622
(858) 459-5190
Facility Hours 
Sun8:00 am-4:00 pm
Mon - Thu6:00 am-8:00 pm
Fri6:00 am-7:00 pm
Sat8:00 am-4:00 pm
Child Watch Hours 
Sun8:00 am-1:00 pm
Mon - Thu8:00 am-1:00 pm
4:00 pm-7:30 pm
Fri8:00 am-1:00 pm
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sat8:00 am-1:00 pm
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Membership at the YMCA includes more opportunities to learn, play, and get healthy. That’s because when you join one Y, you join them all! When you enroll at a YMCA near you, your membership will include all the benefits at your home branch, with access to offerings at other locations across San Diego County.

You are experiencing one of the most complete YMCA’s in the United States. Our goal is to provide our members and community with access to quality programming, attentive service, and state-of-the-art facilities — all at an affordable price. 

State-of-the-Art wellness center complete with cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights and group exercise studios.

Whether you're looking to try something new or just want to mix up your activity a bit, check here sports, aquatics and special-interest programs, including running, dance, gymnastics, hiking and more.

We believe children are strong, capable learners who learn best through social and environmental interactions. Our preschool staff provides opportunities for children that stimulate each child’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development in our natural, home-like environment. The preschool is licensed by the State of California and offers quality care and excellent standards of the YMCA.

We also offer free Child Watch services for Family memberships for up to two hours while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

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Over 22,000 children are taught lifesaving swim lessons at the Y each year.

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