Fall Swim


USA Swim club code: WCAB 

Blackhawk Country Club and the HOX swim team are offering a Fall Swimming Program for the 2017 fall/winter seasons. This program is a competitive swimming program and will be open to all intermediate and advanced swimmers age 6 and up. Blackhawk is proud to partner with Walnut Creek Aquabears and their USA year-round swimming program for this fall season. This program is designed to expose swimmers to advanced swim racing experience, and as such, will focus on more extensive training and technical instruction.

This program will begin on Wednesday, August 30th and will run through October 27th for the 6 and Under's and through November 17th for ages 7 and Up. The HOX Fall Swimming Program will be led by Head Coach and Aquatics Director Sean Quackenbush as well as experienced coaches Ethan Schnell, Emma Sol and Melissa Keao.

Swimmers will be grouped together by age and within each practice, swimmers may be further divided into groups based on ability in order to ensure that each swimmer is receiving the specific training and instruction appropriate for their skill level and experience.

Ages 6 & Under -This group is designed for those swimmers who are 6 and under and are still relatively new to competitive swimming. This group will focus on mastering stroke techniques for all strokes and learning the basics of practice - streamlines, learning to use the pace clock, and starts.

Ages 7 through 10 -The 7-10 group will be for those more advanced 7-8 and 9-10 swimmers who are ready for more advanced stroke and turn technique and are also able to handle a moderate level of training. Swimmers in this group will build their endurance to take on events 50 yards and up and will focus on IM training to master all 4 strokes. Swimmers in this group will be broken up into groups based on ability and training will be tailored to fit the capabilities of each group.

Ages 11 & Up -
Our most advanced group will be for all of our swimmers 11 and up. This group will focus on the most technical stroke and turn coaching and a heavier training load to help increase the swimmers' endurance and prepare them to swim events 50 yards, 100 yards and up. The training will include an IM focus and will teach both training and racing techniques. Swimmers in this group will be split into groups based on ability in order to maximize the effectiveness of their training. 

Click here to register for the Blackhawk Fall Swim Team.


If you would like to participate in Fall Swim Meets please do the following.



Blackhawk Fall Swim is partnering with Walnut Creek Aqua Bears for affiliation with a USA swim team this fall


**To Be eligible to Participate in Fall Swim meets you must do the following**


Early registration though HOX for USA swim has closed. To participate in USA swim you will need to go directly to, complete the registration form and submit this along with your payment to the address on the form. 

The registration form for Fall for 2017/2018 is now posted to Pac Swim’s site. Fall Swim registrations are valid from Sept 1 2017 until Jan 28, 2018. The cost is $45.



If you are new to the fall swim meet entry process, please see the link below to familiarize yourself with registering for fall swim meets:  If you do not yet have a swimmer ID from Pacific Swimming (because your 2016-2017 USA Fall Swim Registration is in process) you should still be able to register for the meet by indicating that your ID is pending.





Practice Times

6 And Under


4:00 - 4:30

7 Through 10

Beginning Oct 30th


4:30 - 5:30


11 Through 18

Beginning Oct 30th


             5:30 - 7:00

 5:00 - 6:30





Program Cost


5 days per week

3 days per week

6 & Under

(Member / Non Member)



7 Through 10     (Member / Non Member)



11 Through 14

(Member / Non Member)



15 Through 18 (All)

$425 $375

***Late Registration Fee: If you register after September 9th there will be a $50.00 fee added to your bill. Registration will close on September 9th.***

Fall Swim Meet Schedule

Date Meet Location
9/30, 10/1

AIA C/B/BB+ Meet

Moraga, CA

10/14, 15


San Ramon, CA

10/28, 29

Oakland Undercurrent C/B/BB+ Meet

Oakland, CA

11/11, 12

OAPB C/B/BB+ Meet Moraga, CA
11/18, 19 BSW 14&Under B/A+ Meet Brentwood, CA

Meets are very important for evaluating improvement and providing motivation.  Although each meet is optional, swimmers should compete at as many of the scheduled meets as possible.  When our team attends meets we must provide timers.  We require each attending family to volunteer for one timing shift - usually 1.5 to  2 hours.

***If you participate in a swim meet outside of the HOX Fall swim meet schedule you will be fined $100.00***

Parental Requirements: PLEASE READ!

As part of your child's involvement on the BHCC Fall swim team you will be required to do the following

1.  You must work at every USA meet your USA swimmer signs up for, irregardless if they attend.

2.  All HOX Fall swim families (including all non-USA registered swimmers) will be required to work at 1 home meet when needed.  - UPDATE - NO HOME MEET FOR 2017