About the Team

The Blackhawk Swim Team, known as the Aquahawks or HOX, was formed in 1982 by a group of families from Hidden Oaks, a Blackhawk Community, who brought together 50 neighbor swimmers to form the original team.  In 1985, the team joined the newly formed six team Valley Swim League. Linda Kralik of Blackhawk was instrumental in developing the team from a loosely knit group of families to a non-profit organization complete with bylaws, committee chairs and elected officers.

The summer recreational swim team has been a part of the Blackhawk Country Club since its inception in 1982.  The Blackhawk swim team has developed in the last thirty years both in size and competitiveness. The HOX team has grown from the original size of 50 kids to almost 300 swimmers.  The HOX continue to be a top competitor in the Valley Swim Association (VSA) and was the league champion from 1998-2008.  In 2012, the HOX reclaimed the title of VSA League Champions and once again in 2019.  Blackhawk swim team also makes a strong showing at the annual LMYA fundraiser "County Meet" that takes place in August.  The county meet brings together over 54 teams from the area to participate in one of the most competitive recreational swim meets in the United States.  The HOX send dozens of swimmers from each age group who have achieved "county times" to compete with some of the fastest athletes from all over Contra Costa County.  In the last six years, the HOX have finished in the top three at VSA Championships and in the top six at the Contra Costa County Meet. 

We welcome swimmers who are interested in competitive swimming along with the fun and excitement of recreational swimming. The HOX program is a team sport like many others where the focus is having our coaches work with and develop swimmers to improve through practice and perform at the team meets. The program is designed for swimmers who are committed to participating as a member of the team as well as at our swim meets.



Mission Statement

The Blackhawk Swim Team (HOX) is a regionally recognized aquatics program that teaches and trains various levels of swimmers, emphasizing individual progress, team unity, swimmer participation and family support. 


Pool Address

1098 Eagle Nest Place, Danville CA 94506