San Bernardino YMCA

teens-group-standingThe San Bernardino Family YMCA offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Choose the program you want to learn more about and check dates, times and other information.


Mon/Wed 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

Tues/Thurs 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday Closed




808 E. 21st Street
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Tel  (909) 881-YMCA (9622)
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Latest News & Programs


Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus will be bringing holiday crafts, cookies, and his ear to the San Bernardino YMCA to hear what the children in our community wants for Christmas. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration will be December 1st – December 13th.

For more information, contact Trebria Woods (909)881-9622 Ext. 12


Date/Time: Sat Dec 20, 11:00am-1:00pm

Additional Information

  • All Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Participants must be preregistered
  • Event open for ages 3-12

fall community free lunch


The San Bernardino Family YMCA will be hosting a special gathering to stay in touch with our community and inform them about the new and exciting programs that we are offering.
Date/Time: Sat Nov 22, 11:00am-1:00pm


In this class children ages 6-36 months will play socially with parents and other participants for the first half hour, followed directly by swimming lessons designed specifically for them. These lessons promote water enrichment with activities such as kicking, bubbles, splashing, submerging with recovery, jumping in, and reaching for the wall. Class is done with parent or a trusted adult, and songs as well as games are utilized to provide a fun learning environment.

When: Tuesday/Thursday10:30-11:30am

Fee: $40/$60


You do not have to be a chef or experienced in the kitchen to decorate a cake, cookie, cupcake, brownie, or other sweet treats. In this class, you will learn different techniques that will amaze your family and friends.

When: Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am

Fee: $20/$40


This class offers an introduction to Ballet Folklorico, a true cultural dance experience for all boys and girls.  Youth will learn steps and choreography and experience a fun way to express themselves through dance while learning about Hispanic heritage. Open to children ages 6 and up.

When:  Mondays from 5:00–6:00pm

Fee: $38/$58

Birthday Parties

Highland and San Bernardino

Plan your next Birthday Party at the Y! Invite up to 20 guests for a themed party, such as aquatics, sports, arts & crafts. Reservations required. Inquire at membership desk for more details.

Fee: Based on party size


47th Annual Holiday Home Tour

A Redlands holiday tradition, the Home Tour, Gift Boutique and Pantry is a product of literally hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, crafters and cooks. A group of homeowners will open their homes for the tour, many dressed and decorated for the holidays.


Visit the Fine Art & Craft Boutique at the Redlands Family YMCA and shop for holiday gifts of original art, handmade jewelry, baked goods, candles, jams/jellies and gift packages created by local artisans. All proceeds go to the YMCA’s Legal Aid program.


Fine Art & Craft Boutique Dates: 

Dec 6 (Sat) & 7 (Sun) 9:00am-4:00pm

Home Tour Date:

Dec 7 (Sun) 9:30am-4:30pm

Home Tour Ticket Information:
  • Tickets will be available online and at the Redlands front desk
  • Advance purchase – $25 per person
  • At the door – $30 per person
  • Patron tickets – $70 includes a champagne brunch at Redlands Country Club and front-of-the line access at the homes


  • Turn of the Century home that was built for Frank Brown, engineer and builder of Bear Valley Dam that brought water to Redlands.
  • Spanish style home furnished with artifacts from Mexico
  • Ranch style home nicely renovated for today’s lifestyle
  • Turn of the Century home with great architecture
  • Mid Century modern with many original features


Swim Lessons




Get ready for Summer swim lessons! Our instructors are here to help by teaching the basics of proper technique or to help hone the stroke of a long time swimmer.


Swim Lessons Fall 2014 (CLICK HERE)




Full facility membership registration: Aug 18
Program membership registration: Aug 25
OCT SESSION Sept 29-Oct 25
Full facility membership registration: Sept 15
Program membership registration: Sept 22
NOV SESSION Oct 27-Nov 22
Full facility membership registration: Oct 13
Program membership registration: Oct 20
Fees: Tue/Thur or Mon/Wed $40/$63 Sat $27/$42
All classes are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.
There are no swim lessons Thanksgiving day or Labor Day.


Parent/Child I (ages 6 mos – 3 years) Promotes water enrichment with activities such as kicking, bubbles, splashing, submerging with recovery and jumping in and reaching for the wall. Class is done with parent or other trusted adult. Songs and games are utilized to provide a fun learning environment.

Parent/Child II Flotation Skills (ages 6 mos – 18 mos) Designed to teach flotation skills. Skills include relaxing on the back in various positions, floating on the back as well as rolling over from the stomach to the back. The class is taught in a supportive environment with calming songs to help infants learn important skills.

Parent/Child III Swim Skills (ages 14 mos – 3 years) Intended to teach young children to use flotation skills while swimming. Some of the skills taught include kicking on ones back and rolling over on to the back after voluntary submerging. Class uses a fun and supportive environment to teach basic swimming skills.

Preschool I (Pike / ages 3-5) Designed to help swimmers feel more comfortable and confident in and around the water. Emphasizes water safety, kicking, submerged bubble blowing and floating.

Preschool II (Eel / ages 3-5) Designed for children who can independently place their faces in the water. Emphasis on water safety, freestyle, backstroke and water comfort.

Preschool II (Ray / ages 3-5) Designed for swimmers who are comfortable and confident in the water. Swimmers will practice streamlines, front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and safety skills.

Preschool III (Starfish / ages 3-5) Designed for swimmers who can successfully swim freestyle and backstroke the width of the pool. Swimmers will learn the kicks for breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers also work on endurance.



Youth I (Polliwog / ages 6-12) Designed for participants with little or no previous water experience. Emphasizes floating, water adjustment, kicking, streamlining and safety.

Youth I (Guppy / ages 6-12) Designed for swimmers who have had minimal swimming experience. Focuses on helping students gain more mobility in the water unassisted. A child must be able to float on his/her back and swim 15 feet independently to participate.

Youth II (Minnow) (ages 6-12) Designed to refine basic swimming skills including rotary breathing for front crawl, breaststroke kick and elementary backstroke. Swimmers will work on building endurance.

Youth III (Fish / ages 6-12) Continues to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly skills. Emphasis will be on stroke refinement, building endurance, treading and flip turns.

Youth III (Flying Fish / ages 6-12) Designed for swimmers who have a strong aquatic knowledge and ability in a variety of strokes. Introduction to butterfly, sidestroke, flip turns and rescue skills. Focus is on technique and advanced skills.

Teen & Adult (ages 13+) Designed for participants age 13 and up. Youth and adult levels are arranged according to ability, not age, providing a focus on the skills that are appropriate for their ability.


San Bernardino and Highland combine Pike and Eel to form Preschool I, Polliwog and Guppy to form Youth I and Fish and Flying Fish to form Youth II.



Register Preschool Swimming Lessons (6 mos-5 yrs) 
Register Youth Swimming Lessons (6 yrs & Up) 
Register Teen/Adult Swimming Lessons (13 yrs & up) 



Days: Mon/Wed


  • 5:30-6:00pm (*Itty Bitty: ages 3-5)
  • 6:00-7:00pm (Level 1: ages 6+)
  • 7:00-8:00pm (Level 2&3: ages 6+)

Fees: $38/$58 (ages 3-5: $25/$45)