Summer Mini HOX

2019 Mini HOX Summer Program


The Mini HOX program was created to expose children to the fun and excitement of participating on a recreational swim team and to prepare them to participate on the HOX swim team next year.  This program is ideal for young children who enjoy the water but may find it challenging to swim the full length of a 25 yard competition pool.

Please note that Mini HOX is not a Learn-to-Swim program or a private swim lesson. The program is intended for 3-5 year olds who are water-safe and potty trained (swim diapers are not allowed). If your child does not fulfill the requirements for participation in Mini HOX, one-on-one private swim lessons are available. In an effort to find the best fit for each swimmer, the coaches reserve the right to make adjustments regarding a swimmer's participation in Mini HOX and to refer them to the appropriate program. 

The program will be run this year by Coach Melissa and Coach Michelle. The program will focus on teaching stroke technique in all four competitive strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle as well as other fundamental principles of swimming. Your child should be 3-5 years old by June 15, 2019 and fully potty trained to participate in the Mini HOX program.  

This program is for active Blackhawk Swim/Fitness members or above.

Recommended gear - swim suit, swim cap, goggles (TYR "Swimple" goggles are recommended as they fit really well on little faces)

Mini HOX Summer Program Cost: $275

A HOX swim suit or team cap is not included in the $275. If you wish to purchase one, you may do so for an additional cost. Information on how to purchase suits will be available on the HOX site and will be emailed to registrants at a later date.

Observation for group placement: 

All registrants for Summer Mini HOX are required to attend a one-on-one in water observation with Coach Sean. This will allow him to place each swimmer into a group to best fit their current development. It's also a fun way to get to know Coach Sean. One-on-one sessions will be about 5-10 minutes in duration. 

Please note that these observations are not "try outs." It is simply an effort to ensure swimmers are placed in groups with swimmers of similar abilities.  Please email coach Sean to schedule your mandatory observation at:


Program Dates:  June 11 - July 25

Program Information:


Mini HOX

3 - 5 years old

12:15 - 12:45 pm

12:45 - 1:15 pm (if needed)*

M, T, Th, F

* If enrollment exceeds 20 swimmers, two different groups of equal size will be run at different times. Groups will be determined by current skill level; parents must be willing to take any of the 2 time slots listed above.

No Practice Days

  • No Mini HOX on Wednesdays due to swim meets
  • No practice July 4th & 5th

Swimmers age 6 & up are not recommended for the Mini HOX program and instead are recommended to swim on the HOX team. If still developing their swim skills, they are advised to take private lessons.

2019 Calendar of Events - (For approved registrations only)

The Mini HOX Liaison is Megan Acharya.  Please feel free to email her at: with any questions or concerns as they relate to Mini HOX.

For registration completed between 1/1/19 and 1/18/19 the registration fee will be charged to your Blackhawk Member Account in two equal installments.  For registration completed after 1/18/19, the registration fee will be due in full and charged to your Blackhawk Member Account. 


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