Fall Swim

Blackhawk Country Club and the HOX swim team are offering a Fall Swimming Program for the 2016 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 31st and will run through October 28th for the 6 and Under's and through November 18th 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 and Georgi Cappelletti.

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. We recognize that some swimmers may have other commitments throughout the fall, however, we encourage swimmers in this age group to attend as many practices as they can in order to get the most out of this competitive swim program. 

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.


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.

Fall Swim Practice Reminder and Practice Time Changes

The last fall practice for 6 and Under swimmers is this Friday, October 28.

Practices for 7 and Up swimmers will continue until November 18, though practice times will change beginning Tuesday, November 1 (there is NO PRACTICE on HalloweenMonday, October 31). The new practice times are:

7-10                 4:00 – 5:00pm

11  & Up          5:00 – 6:30pm




Practice Times

6 And Under


4:00 - 4:30

7 Through 10


4:30 - 5:30

11 Through 14


             5:30 - 7:00

15 Through 18 M-F  5:30 - 7:00

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

OAPB C/B/A+ Meet


10/15, 16

AIA C/B/A+ Meet


10/29, 30

WCAB C/B/A+ Meet


11/12, 13

Stockton Fall Frenzy C/B/BB+ Stockton

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***