Aqua Culture
Swim School & Training Center

Fish Tales – News from Around the Swim School

NEW Baby Swim Classes

We have added some Pearl and Little Pearl classes to our schedule to accommodate demand. The new class times are:

Pearl classes: Tuesday 5:00 PM; Thursday 3:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM. The pearl classes Thursday at 6:00 PM and Friday at 5:00 PM still have an opening.

Little Pearl classes: Tuesday at 5:30 PM; Saturday 10:30 AM. The Little Pearl class is formatted for infants 6 months to 14 months, those who cannot stand on their own. Infants 6 months to 14 months may join a Pearl class however the young infants will not be able to complete some of the skills.

NEW Lesson Times!

We are now offering lessons Tuesday evenings from 5 PM to 8 PM. This includes addtional Pearl, Stroke Lite and Stroke classes.

NEW Adult Lesson Times!

We have added Adult lesson time for Saturday morning. 8 AM and 8:30 AM depending on your skill level. There are still adult lessons Thursday evenings at 8 PM and 8:30 PM.

Keeping our pool clean!
NEW (old) No Shoe Policy!

A returning parent reminded us that before COVID we had a No Shoes On Deck policy. This policy helped keep the pool clean and healthy. Dirt and debris that is carried onto the deck eventually ends up in the pool. Please remove your shoes or use the blue shoe coverings if you need to go on deck.

Little Ones Wear Reusable Swim Underwear!

Fecal contamination is a serioius health issue. Please remember that Aqua Culture Swim School has strict policies concerning health and safety, including: “All children under the age of 5 must wear a cloth, snug fitting, reusable swim diaper. Absolutely, No Exceptions” No disposable swim diapers. Reuseable swim diapers, or as we prefer to call them swim underwear, are more cost effective, healthier and better for the environment.

Why Aqua Culture?

  • Age appropriate learn to swim curriculum
  • Fun, exciting, family focused environment
  • Warm Water, Spacious, Comfortable Viewing Room for parents with play area for brothers and sisters
  • Play Area to keep siblings busy with developmentally appropriate toys.
  • Large Family Changing Rooms for the safety and comfort of your family

Aqua Culture Swim School was founded on the simple yet powerful assertion that Drowning IS Preventable. Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause in children 1 to 14; three children die in the US every day as a result of drowning. Research has shown that participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4 years.

The best place all summer!
Adrian Walsh
Adrian Walsh
August 22, 2022.
Love the school and the teachers.
Michele Shaffer
Michele Shaffer
August 6, 2022.
Jenna Whitehead
Jenna Whitehead
June 9, 2022.
Keyza Turner
Keyza Turner
January 29, 2022.
Douglas Davis
Douglas Davis
October 9, 2021.
Heather Boos
Heather Boos
August 13, 2021.
It was good swimming pool
Justin Daisey
Justin Daisey
June 29, 2021.
Have had a great experience with Aqua Culture! We live very close so it was convenient and they were flexible with us switching classes as our schedule had changed. If we have another little one will definitely bring them there to learn how to swim!!!
Cara Ensor
Cara Ensor
May 25, 2021.
Tricia June Hubbard
Tricia June Hubbard
May 7, 2021.
Tina Rinehart
Tina Rinehart
August 27, 2020.

Fall/Winter Schedule

Aqua Culture Swim School

Tuesday 5 PM – 8 PM

Thursday and Friday 3 PM – 8 PM

Saturday 9:30 AM – 3 PM

HAWC Hours

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 1 PM

Benefits of Winter Swimming

Strengthening Immunity – The increased rate of illness in winter is NOT due to cold weather, but to people being inside more and having closer proximity to each other. Being wet or cold (while uncomfortable) does not promote illness. Exercise strengthens the immune system, and if the immune system is strong, a wet head in cold weather does not make a person more susceptible to illness.

Continuity – without a doubt, babies and young swimmers who swim right through winter have the greatest chance of reaching their full potential.

Physical Fitness – Children who swim tend to be healthier than their non-swimming counterparts. This has been confirmed by studies in Germany some years ago. Why is this so? The deep breathing that we do helps to keep the lungs clear of accumulated mucous, reducing proneness to respiratory problems. Hence, swimming is a preferred exercise for asthmatics.

Keep it Sanitary – One of the best ways to sanitize your kiddos is to put them in the pool! Chlorine eliminates a lot of the risk of spreading germs between playmates.

What You Should Know

  • Class sizes will continue to be small to enable social distancing within the class area as well as provide an excellent learning environment.
  • We strongly encourage persons who are in high risk groups to continue to wear face masks and take precautions.

All policies are subject to change as we implement and follow best practices outlined by CDC and Maryland state health department.

Register Now for Swim Lessons

Aqua Culture is open for lessons Thursday & Friday 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for swim lessons.

Please email Admin@AquaCultureSwimSchool.com your availability during these hours of operation. Please do not call, the front desk staff is only working limited hours from home. We hope to add more lessons times once we maximize the current hours.

Click here to Register!

The process starts with an assessment so we can get to know your little swimmer. Click the link above to register for a no-cost, no-obligation assessmentWe offer assessment appointments at the following times.

Mon 12:00 PM

Fri 3:00 PM / 7:15 PM

Sat 2:30 PM

Rec Swim & Water Exercise Sign-up

– We offer rec swim opportunities via SignUpGenius. Currently enrolled swim school families and HAWC swimmers/exercisers are eligible to sign up. (Swim school families please do not sign up for a rec swim during your swimmers lessons):

Sign up here

Follow Good Safety Practices and Observe Pool Etiquette During Rec Swim Times – Rec swim guidelines: Parents need to be in the water unless the swimmer is 6 or older and at least level 3B. Any floatation devices must be coast guard approved and the use of a floatation device does not override the need for the parent to be in the water. A parent must be on deck with all swimmers even if the parent is not required to be in the water. Constant supervision is a key element to water safety.