Pardee Aquatics Center

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

2023 Swim Lessons

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We are not offering any swim lessons for age 2 years and under during the fall/winter/spring
  • 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.

Jr. Lifeguard Prep (Spring 2023):

Email Patty Mariscal, Aquatics Coordinator, at pmariscal@bgcsandieguito.org if you are interested in the Jr. Lifeguard Prep classes in the Spring.

Jr. Lifeguard Prep–Ages 9-12 Years
Focus on refining freestyle for 100-yard swim test, treading water for 3 minutes and 5-yard under water swim – gets kids ready for the prerequisite swim test.

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.

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)

Ages 13-14 Years

  • TEEN: (Ratio 1:6) This class is specifically designed for teens who are interested in refining their freestyle, backstroke, and endurance. They will be introduced to the breaststroke, butterfly and turns for these four competitive strokes.
    This is a novice class; students MUST know how to swim freestyle & back stroke. This class was created specifically for the teen participants. Please do not register for this class if your child is under the age of 13 yrs.

Pricing

Lesson Type
Amount
Weekday Group
(M/W or T/TH)
6 Lessons–$144
8 Lessons–$192
Weekend Group
(Saturday/Sunday)
5 Lessons–$120
4 Lessons–$96
3 Lessons–$72
Weekend Private
(Saturday/Sunday)
5 Lessons–$215
4 Lessons–$172
3 Lessons–$129

When Registering:

Click on the dropbox arrow on the bottom left of the page for more price options

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:

  • February 5 (due to RSD Swim Team Clinic–pool closed)

  • February 19 & 20 (President’s Day weekend)

  • February 25 & 26 (RSD Swim Meet–pool closed)

  • March 11 (RSD Swim Team Fundraiser–pool closed)

  • February 20-23 (President’s Day Week)

  • March 27-31 & April 3-7 (Spring Break)

Register Now for Youth Swim Lessons

Mondays & Wednesdays
Register
Date Blocks
Seal: 4:00-4:30pm
Block A: January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Block B: January 30, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Block C: February 27, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Block D: April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Block E: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Shark: 4:35-5:05pm
Block A: January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Block B: January 30, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Block C: February 27, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22
Block D: April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Block E: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Register
Date Blocks
Seal: 4:00-4:30pm
Block A: January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Block B: January 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Block C: February 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
Block D: April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Block E: May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Shark: 4:35-5:05pm
Block A: January 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Block B: January 31, February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Block C: February 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23
Block D: April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Block E: May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
Saturdays
Register
Date Blocks
Sand Crab:
12-12:30pm AND 1:10-1:40pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Seahorse:
12-12:30pm AND 1:10-1:40pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Penguin:
10:45-11:15am AND 12:35-1:05pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Otter:
11:20-11:50am & 12:35-1:05pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Seal:
10:10-10:40 am
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Private Lessons:
1:45-2:15pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Shark:
2:20-2:50pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Teen:
2:20-2:50pm
Block A: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11
Block B: March 4, 18, 25
Block C: April 15, 22, 29
Block D: May 6, 13, 20
Sundays
Register
Date Blocks
Sand Crab:
12-12:30pm AND 1:10-1:40pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Seahorse:
12-12:30pm AND 1:10-1:40pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Penguin:
10:45-11:15am AND 12:35-1:05pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Otter:
11:20-11:50am & 12:35-1:05pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Seal:
10:10-10:40 am
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Private Lessons:
1:45-2:15pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Shark:
2:20-2:50pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21
Teen:
2:20-2:50pm
Block A: January 15, 22, 29, February 12
Block B: March 5, 12, 19, 26
Block C: April 16, 23, 30
Block D: May 7, 14, 21

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.

Pool Closures

No Lap and Masters Swimming

Sunday, February 5 – No Lap or Masters Swim Due to RSD Swim Clinic

Monday, February 20 – Pool Closed In observance of President’s Day

Saturday, February 25 – No Lap or Masters due to RSD Hosted Swim Meet

Sunday, February 26 – No Lap or Masters due to RSD Hosted Swim Meet

Schedules

2023

Lap Swim Schedules

1/4/23-6/9/23

2023

Masters Schedules

1/4/23-6/9/23

Pricing

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)*
Lesson Type
Amount
Daily Lap Swim Pass
$8
Monthly Lap Swim Pass
$60
Quarterly Lap Swim Pass
$170
Solana Beach Swim Masters – Active Military (With ID)
Lesson Type
Amount
Daily Masters Pass
$10
Monthly Masters Pass
$75
Quarterly Masters Pass
$240

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

May
June
Dates
Check back spring 2023
Time
Register

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.

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.