Stroke Development Classes

Weekly 30, 45 or 60 minute stroke technique development classes (class length dependent on level). The emphasis in these classes is on stroke development and refinement through stroke component drills and individualized feedback. Swimmers are placed in one of three levels based on technique mastery and strength.

Classes include:

  • Level 4b/c
  • Stroke Lite
  • Stroke

Wicked Wednesdays

Our newest program, an additional swimming opportunity for swimmers not ready for the rigors of the Stroke Lab programs. Wicked Wednesday is designed for swimmers who are ready to develop advanced stroke technique and focused on improving their stroke performance. Swimmers should be able to complete all 5 competitive events (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and individual medley-IM) “mostly” legal.


Sessions Oct thru Apr
6:00 – 7:00 PM
at Harford Aquatic Wellness Center

High School Tune Up

This is a strength and conditioning program geared towards high school-aged athletes looking to get in shape before the high school swim season begins.

Mid-Sept thru mid-Nov 2022 Dates TBD
No make ups; attend as many as fit in your schedule
Technique & Conditioning $250

(Aqua Culture USA Team members: $100)
Monday & Wednesday 7 – 8:45 PM
Saturday morning 7:30 – 9:15 AM

Space Limited! Email Now or Call to sign up

Stroke Lab

Stroke Lab is designed for swimmers who already have a mastery of the technical fundamentals for swimming and a strong desire to learn. There are 3 levels of Stroke Lab and placement is based on assessment of skill mastery. Stroke Lab have USA Swimming competitive opportunities (additional fees). Pre-Stroke Lab is designed for younger swimmers and swimmers not quite ready for Stroke Lab rigors.

Includes Dryland Training, Discussion of Nutrition and Injury Prevention

There are fall and spring sessions and all participants must be enrolled in a stroke development class. There are intrasquad meets that all stroke lab participants are welcome to participate in, USA Team participation is not required.

Stroke Lab Tuition per session: $ 150

Session I: Sept thru Dec
Session II: Jan thru Apr

Sundays: 5:00 – 8:45 PM exact session times TBD

  • Pre-Stroke Lab –
  • Stroke Lab Jr –
  • Stroke Lab Sr –

Assessment Required to Determine Placement
Swimmers must be enrolled in a weekly Stroke Class
Swimmers must have a mastery of technical stroke and turn fundamentals and strong desire to learn.

Email with questions:

Our USA Team

Our USA Team’s mission is to provide competitive opportunities for athletes looking at the next level of swimming without a rigorous training regimen. We do not believe in early sport specialization for children and encourage development of well-rounded athletes. Stroke Class and Stroke Lab are required to participate with the USA Team. Individual tryouts are required for new athletes.

USA Team Fee: $130 (covers team, coaches etc.) Note: There is an additional $70 fee that is paid directly to USA swimming when registering or renewing the swimmer with USA Swimmiing. Meet entry fees are based on the host team and are the responsibility of the swimmer.

Participation in our USA Team includes:

  • Year-round competition opportunities through intra-squad and travel meets
  • Video stroke analysis opportunities
  • Additional weekly conditioning and endurance training in the Winter

2023-24 USA Team Parent Meeting

Thursday August 17, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Location: Aqua Cutlure and Virtual

Aqua Culture Swim School

Aqua Culture Swim School is a registered USA Swimming club and participates in USA Swimming meets hosted in Maryland Swimming and surrounding LSCs. Swimmers who participate in Stroke Lab have opportunities to participate in USA Swimming Meets

USA Swimming

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming. USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education.

Maryland Swimming

Maryland Swimming is the USA Swimming Local Swim Committee (LSC) for the majority of Maryland.

Aqua Culture Summer Rec Swim Team

Harford Swim League (HSL) Aqua Culture Swim Team (ACST) is a rec team hosted and managed by Aqua Culture Swim School with strong support from parents and families of swimmers.