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
Ages 18 months – 15 years: Small group and private swim lessons are offered year-round.

We will not be offering swim lessons on May 22 & May 23 due to swim team time trials.


2021 Summer Swim Lessons 

Class Descriptions

Group Classes | 18 months to 5 years


Sea Turtle: (Ratio 1:6) Summer Only: Adult and child are in the water together with an instructor. Emphasizes helping toddlers adjust to the water and fun songs and activities.

Sand Dollar: (Ratio 1:3) Students in the Sand Dollar class are beginners. They are learning to be comfortable getting their faces wet, floating on their front and back with instructor support. Kicking on their front and back with instructor support. Submersion will be introduced in this class.

Sand Crab: (Ratio 1:3) Students in the Sand Crab class are comfortable getting their faces wet in the water. They are confident being out in the water with and without instructor support, submerging their heads underwater and swimming short distances on their own. They are learning supported back and front floating, gliding, kicking their feet and being introduced to the concept of freestyle arms. Rolling over onto their back will be introduced in this class.

Sea Horse: (Ratio 1:3) Students in the Sea Horse class are very comfortable needing minimal support from an instructor. These students are practicing freestyle arms with a coordinated kick supported by a barbel/kick board and unsupported. Refining back floating, back gliding and back kicking without support. Refining the rolling over onto their back to breathe will be coordinated into their freestyle.

Sea Star: (Ratio 1:4) This class builds endurance while mastering freestyle technique for 25yds and refines backstroke.


Group Classes | Ages 6+

Due to COVID-19, all group lessons are maxed out at 3 students per class until further notice.


Penguin: (Ratio 1:3) Students in the Penguin class are becoming more comfortable with unsupported swimming. They are continuing to work on basic swimming motions such as straight leg kicking, gliding, reach and pull with arms, floating and breathing on back. Students may need some instructor support with certain skills, class is taught in the shallow end. 12.5 yards

Otter: (Ratio 1:3) Students in Otter are working on the mechanics of freestyle and backstroke. They are learning more about the strokes in terms of swimming. Otter’s begin swimming ½ lengths of the pool at a time, endurance is gradually worked into the class, 12.5 yds-25yrds. Students spend the most amount of time in this group because it takes the longest for stroke development.

Seal: (Ratio 1:4) Swimmers in the seal class are working on improving their stroke for freestyle and backstroke. They are learning and working on Breaststroke and Butterfly. They are also working on endurance, 25yds-50yds.

RSD Prep: (Ratio 1:4) Swimmers in RSD prep have goals of joining the swim team, they are continuing to improve their form for all four strokes, working on greater endurance 75yds-100yds, learning race starts, finishes and open/flip turns. Swimmers in this group should have a solid understanding of all four groups. They are also preparing for the Swim Team Evaluation.

Little Lifeguard Prep: (Ratio 1:4 ages 7-8) Spring Only: Prepares children ages 7-8 for the beach junior lifeguard summer program. This group focuses on the test requirements and basic swimming skills for area junior lifeguard programs.

Junior Lifeguard Prep: (Ratio 1:5 ages 9+) Spring Only: Prepares children ages 9+ for the beach Junior lifeguard summer programs. This group focuses on test requirements and swimming endurance for ocean swimming.

Teen (Ratio-1:4) Summer Only: This class is for beginning to intermediate swimmers (11-15 years of age) who are interested in learning to swim with a group of their peers. Class will focus on water safety, stroke development and technique. This class runs for 30 minutes.


Private Lessons | 3 to 15 years old


Private Lesson (Ratio-1:1) A one-on-one lesson with our experienced instructors tailored to your child’s individual needs. Get the best personalized instruction with these lessons. The lessons run for 30 minutes.

Semi-Private Lesson (Ratio-1:2) Students must know one another, patrons are responsible for finding a partner. Both swimmers must fall in the same age groups either 3-5 or 6-10. Swimmers should also be of similar swimming ability. The lesson run for 30 minutes.


Swim Team


For more info about our Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team, please click the button below.

RSD Swim Team Website


We are only offering weekday afternoon swim lessons this summer. The types of lessons we will be offering will be group, semi-private and private lessons. They will be offered Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks, 8 lessons total per session. We will not be offering morning or weekend swim lessons this summer. Questions? Please contact Patty Mariscal Aquatics Coordinator at

Session #1 June 14-15-16-17- June 21-22-23-24
Session #2 June 28-29-30- July 1-5-6-7-8
Session #3 July 12-13-14-15- July 19-20-21-22
Session #4 July 26-27-28-29- August 2-3-4-5
Session #5 August 9-10-11-12 (one week only)  

Group lessons: $176.00 (ratio 1:3 & 1:4)
Semi-Private lessons: $224.00 per child (ratio 1:2)
Private lessons: $320.00 (ratio 1:1) 


Summer Registration & Protocols

Please click and read the SUMMER PROTOCOLS below and bring a signed waiver on the day of your swim lesson. 

Protocols (Please read)  Waiver    REGISTER FOR SUMMER HERE


Lap/Masters Info

Ages 19 and older


As we head into our summer season, please note we are experiencing high demand and have limited availability. With the purchase of a non-refundable summer pass, it is possible that it could take weeks or months to complete 5, 10 or 20 punch pass packages. Please read our “Latest Updates” by clicking the button below for more info. 
Reservations and a signed waiver are required to lap swim at our pool.
2 swimmers per lane are allowed during all lap swim sessions. Swimmers in a lane must start and stop at opposite ends. Masters sessions are 3 swimmers per lane and require circle swimming.

Please click on the attachments below for detailed info:

To our existing customers, please read the “Latest Updates” for an accurate update of our offerings.

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.