HS Prep



Monday, November 25th 2019 - Friday, February 7th, 2020

Three and Five Day Per Week Options Available


*IMPORTANT:  Two (2) days of dryland at Blackhawk Country Club (BCC) Fitness Center are included for the first 30 registrants ONLY (spots 1-30).  If you continue registration for spots 31-50, you do so with the understanding that dryland/fitness is no longer available to those registrations.  Pricing remains the same for late registration spots 31-50.  


Program Info

The High School Preparation Swim Program at BCC is a training program for high school swimmers. This program is designed to prepare swimmers for the upcoming high school swim season. The program runs from late November to early February.

The program will be led by Head Coach Sean Quackenbush, who is an accomplished and experienced athlete and coach. He was a three-time Big Ten Champion at the University of Minnesota, and is a 12-time All-American and a University of Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame inductee. Sean was named to the USA National Swim Team and swam in the US Olympic Trials, World Cup Games, and the US Open, where he was a Gold & Silver medalist. Sean is passionate about transforming good swimmers to become great swimmers.  He also believes that swimming teaches important life lessons like working hard, setting and striving for goals, competing, and forming friendships that last a lifetime.

The 2019-20 season will continue the dryland component that will be held by the professional trainers and yoga instructors on staff at the BCC Fitness Center. The staff will lead the dryland portion in the studio at BHCC Fitness Center. 

*Unfortunately space is limited for this dryland portion to the first 30 who register.  After that capacity is met, swimmers may still register but will not be entitled to the dryland/fitness portion of the program and the pricing will remain the same.

Program Outline

The program is designed to offer extensive training and technical instruction for swimmers to transition from previous Water Polo or Recreational Swim experience into the High School Swim Season.

High School Preseason Workouts are for high school swimmers only. Training objectives will include: Perfecting technical efficiency and precision, continue to refine racing concepts and race/pace strategies, increase power and flexibility through volume/intensity.

The dryland portion of the program will be offered three days a week and will focus on:

  • General coordination, fitness and body strength
  • Perfecting technical efficiency and precision
  • Increasing core strength and flexibility through resistance, stretching and yoga

Please note:  Recreational Swimmers who are in high school can swim the high school pre-season until Sunday, February 9th, 2020. Starting Monday, February 10th (first actual day of HS swim) you must practice with your high school team.

Required Gear for Dryland portion:  All athletes must come to class in appropriate workout attire (good sneakers and no denim or street clothing) and bring a yoga mat and water bottle to each class.


Fee Structure

Open To 5 Days/Week 3 Days/Week* Payment Method
Blackhawk Members $330 $260 BHCC Member #
Non-Members $360 $310 Check**

*Three days per week option offers flexible days of your choice for in water practice (Monday through Friday).  Unfortunately, you can not make up or bank missed days from prior practices to be applied to future dates.   Both 3 and 5 day options above for Members and Non-Members includes two (2) days of dryland located at BCC's new state of the art Fitness Center adjacent to the BCC Swimming Pool.

** Non Members must submit payment in full within seven (7) days of registering or no later than five (5) days prior to the first day of practice, which ever comes first.  Checks should be made out to: Blackhawk Country Club.  They can be mailed as directed below:

Blackhawk Country Club

Attn:  Sean Quackenbush

599 Blackhawk Club Drive

Danville, CA  94506


If you arrive to the first day of practice, swimmers will not be allowed in the water until registration and payments are made.  No refunds all allowed for any reason after registering.



1098 Eagle Nest Place, Danville CA 94506


Practice Schedule

Day of Week


(First 30 Spots*)

Pool Time

(All 50 Spots)

Monday N/A 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 4:30- 5:00 PM 5:15 - 6:45 PM (preceded by Fitness)
Wednesday N/A 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Thursday 4:30- 5:00 PM 5:15 - 6:45 PM (preceded by Fitness)
Friday N/A 4:00 - 5:30 PM


Practices will start Monday November 25, 2019 and go through Friday, February 7, 2020: 

  • In-water practices will be held Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm and Tuesday & Thursday from 5:15-6:45 PM.  
  • Dryland practices will be led by professional trainers and yoga instructors on staff in the Fitness Center program room on Tuesday & Thursday at 4:30 - 5:00 PM. 
  • Finals & Winter Break Practices:   Normal practice schedule for finals week (12/16 - 12/20).  The program will offer practices during winter break with the exception of the following days/time changes: 
    • Thursday, 11/28/19
    • Friday, 11/29/19
    • Tuesday, 12/24/19
    • Wednesday, 12/25/19
    • Tuesday, 12/31/19
    • Wednesday, 1/1/20
    • Wednesday, 1/8/20
    • Thursday, 1/9/20
    • Monday, 1/20/20


LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE To register today! (Now Closed)