Pardee Aquatics Center


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

Joe Benjamin

Aquatics Director and RSD Head Coach

Patty Mariscal

Aquatics Coordinator
Keegan Ruckdaschel

Aquatics Administrator

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


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

Youth Swim Lessons

2022 Swim Lessons


  • 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 lessons, either on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Weekday swim lessons are set up in groups of 6 consecutive M/W or T/TH lessons
  • Please MAKE SURE YOU READ LESSON DESCRIPTIONS before registering. If you don’t know which class is best for your child schedule a lesson evaluation with Aquatics Coordinator.

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 3-5 Years

  • SAND CRAB (Ratio-1:3) This class is for beginner swimmers that like being in the water. We focus on confidence in the water and basic water skills. Introduction to assisted floating, gliding, kicking on front and back. Emphasis placed on safe water submersion. Swimming goal 3 yards
  • 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 6-12 Years

  • PENGUIN: (Ratio 1:4) 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)


Lesson Type
Weekday Group Swim Lesson (M/W or T/TH)
6 lessons total $138.00
5 lessons total $115.00
Weekend Swim Lessons (Saturday/Sunday)
Group: 4 lessons total $92.00
Semi-Private: 4 lessons total $116 per child
Private: 4 lessons total $168
December Private: 3 lessons total $126

Policies & Closures

Policies–Swim Lessons

  • Please make sure you can commit to ALL 4-weekend lessons or 6-weekday lessons before registering for them.
  • There are NO REFUNDS/CREDITS for cancelled/missed swim lesson due to another sport, activity, or vacation.
  • We do NOT offer make-up classes, due to the lack of availability in our small ratio lessons.
  • If you sign up for the wrong class, we can issue a full refund before the start of the session or a credit during the session, however, we cannot guarantee a spot in a different class.
  • For classes that are full you may reserve a spot on the waitlist by completing the registration process, you will be emailed if space is available. Please note: You will NOT be charged for being placed on the waitlist. You will NOT receive an invoice if have been placed on the waitlist.

Closures–Swim Lessons

No swim lessons on:

  • RSD Swim Meet October 14,15,16
  • Halloween October 31
  • Thanksgiving Break November 14-November 27
  • December 19-December 31

Register Now for Youth Swim Lessons

All swim lessons are full at this time. Please check back for Winter 2023 registration.

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

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.

Pool Closures

No Lap and Masters Swimming

– Thursday, November 24–Thanksgiving (adjusted schedule this week, see below)
– Friday, November 25–Thanksgiving (adjusted schedule this week, see below)

Construction Update

December 5 – January 15, 2023

Construction will affect all programming at the Pardee Aquatics Center until January 15th. Read our letter of explanation here and view the tentative schedules below displayed in orange.

To learn more about our Raise the Roof project, click the button below.


Lap Swim Schedules


11/21/22 through 11/27/22

11/28/22 through 12/4/22

12/5/22 through 1/15/23

Masters Schedules


11/21/22 through 11/27/22

11/28/22 through 12/4/22

12/5/22 through 1/15/23


Lap Swim Pricing

Pass Type
5 Punch Pass
10 Punch Pass
20 Punch Pass
Monthly Pass
Quarterly Pass

Masters Swimming Pricing

Pass Type
5 Punch Pass
10 Punch Pass
20 Punch Pass
Monthly Pass
Quarterly Pass

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
Monthly Lap Swim Pass
Quarterly Lap Swim Pass
Solana Beach Swim Masters – Active Military (With ID)
Lesson Type
Daily Masters Pass
Monthly Masters Pass
Quarterly Masters Pass

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



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

Check back spring 2023

Please contact Patty Mariscal if you have any questions.


  • 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

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.

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.