Pardee Aquatics Center at the Harper Clubhouse



Challenging times call for champions. Become a champion for local youth today! Since 1966, we have done whatever it takes for local youth, but what our kids need now is you. Under current public health guidelines,  we can only serve 1/3 of the youth we normally do at 3x times the cost. 

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The Doug & Marianne Pardee Aquatics Center, located at our Harper Branch in Solana Beach, is home to the nationally recognized Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team. Youth Swim Lessons are offered year-round. Our Aquatics Center features;

• two regulation length 25 yard pools
• spacious locker rooms
• indoor and poolside showers
• a fitness center
• a snack bar
• other aquatic amenities

Located at the Harper Clubhouse | 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Our pools and/or lanes are available to rent. Locker and pro-shop rentals are available as well. Please call (858) 755-4904 or visit us to schedule a tour of the facility. Perfect for a birthday party!

Joe Benjamin, Aquatics Director

858.755.4904 |

Patty Mariscal, Aquatics Coordinator

858.755.4904 ext. 314 |

Lap/Masters Info

Ages 19 and older

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Solana Beach Swim Masters is an organized coached masters swim team. Emphasis is on stroke technique, endurance, and having fun while getting in shape. Workouts are coached and modified to work for all levels of swimmers from beginners to world champions. Workouts are open to all swimmers 19 years and older of all abilities.

Updated October 28, 2020

We are excited to announce that we have completed the process of updating your membership accounts that were frozen during our closure in March. Moving forward, all Lap and Masters swimmers will continue to use our online reservation site to make lane reservations and purchase sessions. Reservations may be made up to 10 minutes prior to the start of a session.

Please click on the attachments below for detailed info

Please note:

Reservations and a signed waiver are required to lap swim at our pool.
Snorkles are no longer allowed for lap or master swim.

Youth Swim Lessons

We will not be offering swim lessons on: March 13 & March 14, April 17 & April 18, May 22 & May 23 due to swim team time trials. No swim lessons Easter Weekend  4/3 & 4/4.

Ages 6 months – 14 years: Small group and private swim lessons are offered year-round.


2021 Winter Swim Lessons 

Please read the protocols below and bring a signed waiver on the day of your swim lesson. We have implemented a new registration format, please click the registration instructions button to learn more.

Procedures (Please read)  Waiver    Weekend Lesson Schedule    Visual Swim Lesson Sign-Up instruction

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Due to COVID-19, all group lessons are maxed out at 3 students per class. We will resume our normal ratios when it is safe to do so.

    Group Classes | 6 months to 5 years

    Group Classes | Ages 6+

    Private Lessons | 3 to 15 years old

    Swim Team

    RSD Swim Team


    Ages 5 – 18 years

    The Rancho San Dieguito Swim team is a USA Swimming affiliated, age-group competitive, year-round program. The nationally recognized program serves as a training ground for some of the country’s top swimmers.

    For more information about the RSD swim team, please contact RSD’s Team Manager, Paul Mazzarelle at

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    Adult & Community Programs


    Fitness Center

    Our intimate Solana Beach Fitness Center at the Harper Branch has state of the art fitness equipment and 3 world class personal trainers.

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    Lifeguard Classes

    Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Pardee Aquatic Center offers American Red Cross classes. The Lifeguard Certification course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

    Class Length: 32 hours
    Class Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Class Size: 6 max
    Course Cost: $300.00
    Course Certification: Students that successfully complete this course will obtain an American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

    The class will provide participants with the following certifications:

    • American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid
    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    • Administering Emergency Oxygen


    • Participants must meet the minimum age requirement of 15 and 1/2+ years
    • Swim 300 yards continuously
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles
      are not allowed. Surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface
      and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with hands holding onto object and keeping
      face out of the water. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.


    Materials provided with the class (no purchase necessary):

    • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual
    • Pocket Mask


    About Make a Splash Consistent with the goal of saving lives and providing every child in America with the opportunity to learn how to swim, Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative, was created by the USA Swimming Foundation in 2007. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate kids on the importance of learning how to swim.Many partner programs are located in disadvantaged or ethnically diverse communities and provide training programs (including certified instructors, resources and quality programming) to help children become water-safe and share with them a lifelong physical fitness activity. Make a Splash’s awareness campaign is built around the staggering statistics that minority children ages 5-14 are most at risk for drowning, and drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign; saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and reaches millions of children through its programming, promotions and publicity tours.