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 an average size of 200 swimmers.
The HOX continues to be a top competitor in the Valley Swim
Association and was the league champion from 1998-2008. In
2012, the HOX reclaimed the title of VSA League Champions.
Blackhawk swim team also makes a strong showing at the annual LMYA
fundraiser county meet that takes place in mid 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 of all abilities
and levels 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 all swimmers to improve through practice and
performance at the team meets. The program is designed for swimmers
who are committed to participating as a member of the team at our
The Blackhawk Swim Team (HOX) is a regionally
recognized aquatics program that teaches and trains all levels of
swimmers, emphasizing individual progress, team unity and family
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