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 |

Youth Swim Lessons


2021 Fall Swim Lessons


  • We are only offering swim lessons on the weekends
  • We are not offering any swim lessons for age 2 years and under during the fall/winter/spring
  • Swim lesson registration is for an individual weekend lesson ONLY (not the entire month). You must repeat the registration process for every weekend swim lesson you desire your child/children to swim in.

Class Descriptions

AGES 3 years-12 years

  • PRIVATE LESSONS: (Ratio 1:1) A one-on-one lesson with our experienced instructor tailored to your child’s individual swimming needs.
  • SEMI-PRIVATE:(Ratio 1:2) Students are required to find a partner with similar swimming abilities for this class. A two-on-one lesson with our experienced instructor tailored to your children’s swimming needs.

AGES 4-5 years

  • SEAHORSE: (Ratio 1:3) Swimmers will refine beginning strokes with technique such as front arm pull and rolling over for breathing. Refining back balance, back kick, and arm pull. (Swimming distance 12.5 yards)

AGES 5 years-12 years

  • PENGUIN: (Ratio 1:3) Class for beginners with emphasis on basic water skills. Components of freestyle and back stroke. Floating, gliding, kicking on front and back will be the emphasis. (Swimming distance 12.5 yards)
  • OTTER: (Ratio 1:4) Swimmers learn freestyle, side breathing, body position and balance. Back stroke, balancing on back, kicking & arm pull. Intro to the dolphin kick and dives (Swimming distance 25 yards/1 length)
  • SEAL: (Ratio 1:5) Swimmers will learn the butterfly and be introduced to the breaststroke kick. This class expands stroke technique improving freestyle & back stroke endurance/proficiency. (Swimming distance is 50 yards/ 2 lengths)
  • SHARK: (Ratio 1:5) Emphasis is on building endurance while continuing refinement of freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly. Introduced is the breaststroke. Flip turns/ open turns for all competitive strokes will be taught. (Swimming distance 50-100 yards/ 2-4 lengths)

Click on a Lesson Type Below To Register


 12-12:30pm » Seahorse » Penguin » Otter
 12:35-1:05pm » Seal » Shark » Private
 1:10-1:40pm » Semi-Private » Penguin » Otter
 1:45-2:15pm  » Seal » Shark » Private

Individual swim lessons dates:

    • Saturdays–9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/11 & 12/18
    • Sundays–9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 12/12 & 12/19


If you have any questions, please contact Patty Mariscal Aquatics Coordinator or Jade Thompson Swim Instructor Assistant


Lesson Type Amount
Group Lessons $22/Lesson
Private Lessons $40/Lesson
Semi-Private Lessons $28/per child/per lesson

Pool Closures

No swim lessons

  • September 18 & 19 – Fitter Faster RSD Swim Team Clinic
  • October 16 & 17 – IMR RSD Swim Meet
  • Oct 23 & 24 – RSD IMX Swim Meet
  • November 6 & 7 – RSD Swim Meet
  • November 11 -Veterans Day
  • November 25 & 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 4 & 5 – RSD Swim Meet
  • December 23-26 Christmas Holiday


Swim Lesson Policies

  • There are NO REFUNDS once you have paid for lessons.
  • You will be eligible for a credit with the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Aquatics Department.
  • A cancellation notice must be emailed to the Aquatics Coordinator or Swim Lesson Assistant No later than Thursday evening so it gives us enough time to contact students on the waiting list for Saturday/Sunday lessons. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS
  • If we do not receive an email for a cancelled class or a NO SHOW. You will not receive a credit.
  • We do not have make-up classes if you cancel your class or miss a class.
  • If you cancel a class, we will try our best to register you in an open class or put you on a waitlist.


Lap/Masters Info

Ages 19 and older

A signed waiver is required to swim at our pool.

Important Updates for Lap & Masters Swimmers:

  • Lap Swim hours are drop-in and no reservation is required.
  • Masters swimmers, please continue to sign up ahead of time using our registration site. If you are unable to sign-up ahead of time, please visit one of our on-site check-in kiosks prior to the workout.
  • Lap and Masters passes may be purchased by visiting our online registration site

Lap Swim Pricing

Pass Type Amount
Single $10
5 Punch Pass $45
10 Punch Pass $85
20 Punch Pass $160
Monthly Pass $85
Quarterly Pass $240

Masters Swimming Pricing

Pass Type Amount
Single $12
5 Punch Pass $54
10 Punch Pass $102
20 Punch Pass $192
Monthly Pass $95
Quarterly Pass $270

Monthly and Quarterly Senior & Active Military Discount Swim Passes

To purchase one of our discount passes, please visit the pool and see a BGC staff member. Discount passes are not available for purchase online.

Lap Swim – Senior (60+), Active Military (With ID)* Price
Daily Lap Swim Pass – Senior (60+), Active Military (With ID) $8
Monthly Lap Swim Pass – Senior (60+), Active Military (With ID) $60
Quarterly Lap Swim Pass – Senior (60+), Active Military (With ID) $170
Solana Beach Swim Masters – Active Military (With ID) Price
Daily Masters Pass – Active Military (With ID) $10
Monthly Masters Pass – Active Military (With ID) $75
Quarterly Masters Pass – Active Military (With ID) $240

Pool Closures

No Lap & Masters Swimming

  • September 18 & 19 – Fitter Faster RSD Swim Team Clinic
  • October 16 & 17 – IMR RSD Swim Meet
  • Oct 23 & 24 – RSD IMX Swim Meet
  • November 6 & 7 – RSD Swim Meet
  • November 11 -Veterans Day
  • November 25 & 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 4 & 5 – RSD Swim Meet
  • December 23-26 Christmas Holiday


Registration & Info

Fall 2021 Pool Schedule

Fall 2021 Updates


Lap Swim Waiver

Register Online

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 2 world-class personal trainers.

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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.