Pardee Aquatics Center

Upcoming Pool Closures:
The pool will be closed from August 22-August 28 to all programs for our regular annual maintenance week.

ABOUT US

The Doug & Marianne Pardee Aquatics Center, located at our Harper Clubhouse in Solana Beach, features two regulation length 25 yard pools, spacious locker rooms, indoor and poolside showers, a fitness center, a snack bar, and other aquatic amenities for the competitive or recreational swimmer. Pardee Aquatics Center is also home to the nationally recognized Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team. Youth Swim Lessons, Adult Lap Swim, and Solana Beach Swim Masters Program are offered year-round.

Contact Info

Harper Clubhouse

533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075

858-755-4904
Joe Benjamin

Aquatics Director and RSD Head Coach

jbenjamin@bgcsandieguito.org

Patty Mariscal

Aquatics Coordinator

pmariscal@bgcsandieguito.org
Keegan Ruckdaschel

Aquatics Administrator

kruckdaschel@bgcsandieguito.org

Ages Served

Swim Lessons
3 – 12 years old

Swim Team
8 – 18 years old
Open Lap Swim
All Ages
Masters Swim
19 years old and up

RENTALS

Our pools and/or lanes are available to rent. For more information about our facility or to make a reservation, please email aquatics@bgcsandieguito.org

Youth Swim Lessons

2022 Swim Lessons

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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
  • Weekend swim lessons are set up in groups of four consecutive weekend lessons, either on Saturday or Sunday. You must register for and attend each of the four consecutive lessons.

Class Descriptions

Ages 3-12 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 5-12 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)

Ages 9-12 Years

  • JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PREP: Focuses on refining freestyle for the 100-yard swim test, treading water techniques and stamina, under water swimming 5 yards to 10 meters and 20 second underwater breath control. This class prepares students for the Summer Junior Lifeguard Beach programs.

Pricing

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

Policies & Closures

Policies–Swim Lessons

  • THERE ARE NO REFUNDS or PARTIAL REFUNDS! If you sign up for the wrong class, we can issue a full refund before the start of the session, however, we cannot guarantee a spot in a different class.
  • NO REFUNDS for canceled lesson due to other sports/activities, or vacations.
  • PLEASE make sure you can commit to ALL 4-weekend lessons before you register for them.
  • NO REFUNDS/CREDITS for cancelled/missed lesson due to other sports/activities, or vacations.
  • No MAKE-UP CLASSES for cancelled/ missed classes, we do not have the space to offer them.

Closures–Swim Lessons

No swim lessons on:

  • 8/22-8/26 for pool maintenance

Register Now for Youth Swim Lessons

Spring 2022 Weekend Lessons

Spring 2022 swim lesson sessions have been closed. All classes and wait list are full. Please check back or sign up for a summer session below.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Mariscal, Aquatics Coordinator, at pmariscal@bgcsandieguito.org or Jade Thompson, Swim Instructor Assistant, at jthompson@bgcsandieguito.org

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

How to Register

1. View our Summer Swim Guide for the complete schedule.
2. Select the desired class type and session from the chart below.
3. You will select the time of your class on the next step.

*You must register each child individually per session.

Session 1: June 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 (7 lessons)
Session 2: June 27, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7 (7 lessons)
Session 3: July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 (8 lessons)
Session 4: July 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4 (8 lessons)

Session Type
Sand Dollar
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Sand Crab
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Seahorse
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Sea Star
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Penguin
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Otter
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Seal
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Shark
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Teen
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Semi-Private
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session Type
Private
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Mariscal, Aquatics Coordinator, at pmariscal@bgcsandieguito.org or Jade Thompson, Swim Instructor Assistant, at jthompson@bgcsandieguito.org

Lap & Masters Swimming

Masters: Ages 19 and older
Lap Swim: Open to all ages

(Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

A signed waiver is required to swim at our pool.

Important Updates for Lap & Masters Swimmers:

  • Lap Swim hours and Masters swim practices are drop-in and no reservations are required.
  • To purchase a Lap or Masters swim pass, please see a BGC staff member at the pool, or click on the “Purchase a Membership Pass” button.

Lap Swim Pricing

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

Masters Swimming Pricing

Pass Type
Single
Amount
$12
Pass Type
5 Punch Pass
Amount
$54
Pass Type
10 Punch Pass
Amount
$102
Pass Type
20 Punch Pass
Amount
$192
Pass Type
Monthly Pass
Amount
$95
Pass Type
Quarterly Pass
Amount
$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)*
Lesson Type
Daily Lap Swim Pass
Amount
$8
Lesson Type
Monthly Lap Swim Pass
Amount
$60
Lesson Type
Quarterly Lap Swim Pass
Amount
$170
Solana Beach Swim Masters – Active Military (With ID)
Lesson Type
Daily Masters Pass
Amount
$10
Lesson Type
Monthly Masters Pass
Amount
$75
Lesson Type
Quarterly Masters Pass
Amount
$240

Pool Closures

No Lap & Masters Swimming

  • August 22-28–Pool Maintenance
  • September 5–Labor Day
  • November 11–Veterans Day

Waiver & Pass

Schedules

The pool will be closed from August 22-August 28 to all programs for our regular annual maintenance week.

Lap Swim Schedules

2022

Note, that the schedule changes each week until September 6. 

Lifeguard Training 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.

Course Certification

Students that successfully complete this course will obtain an American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Oxygen Administration Certificate.

2022 Training Classes

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MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES, NO EXCEPTIONS

Class Length: 32 hours
Class Size: 6 max
Course Cost: $300
Includes: American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual and Adult/Child/Infant pocket mask

Dates
May
May 14, 15, 21 & 22
June
June 18, 19, 25 & 26
Time
May
9:30am-5:30pm
June
9:30am-5:30pm
Register
May
June

Please contact Patty Mariscal pmariscal@bgcsandieguito.org if you have any questions.

Prerequisites

  • Participants must meet the minimum age requirement of 15+ 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.

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 pmazzarelle@bgcsandieguito.org.

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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