Spring Mini HOX - 2023

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 not appropriate for children who are neither water-safe nor potty-trained (swim diapers are not allowed). If your child does not fulfill the requirements for participation in Mini HOX, private swim one-on-one 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.

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


Mini HOX 2023 Spring Clinic

The Mini HOX Spring practices will be run by Blackhawk Country Club swim instructors and directed by Sean Quackenbush, Head Coach and Melissa Kaeo, Assistant Coach. The swim instructors will be in the water with the Mini HOX during practice. The program will focus on teaching stroke techniques 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, 2023 and fully potty trained to participate in the Mini HOX program.  This program is only for Blackhawk Country Club swim, tennis or golf members. 

Mini HOX Spring Clinic Cost: $350 per class (4 classes offered; each class is 3 weeks long)


Class 1: March 6 -23

Class 2: March 27 - April 13

Class 3: April 17 - May 4

Class 4: May 8 - 25



Mini HOX

(3 - 5 Years Old)

2 - 4 

5 - 8

4:00 - 4:30 pm

4:30 - 5:00 pm

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In order for the program to be offered, the minimum enrollment is 2 swimmers per class. If 5 or more swimmers enroll, Coaches Sean will break swimmers into 2 equal-sized groups and offer a second practice time. Groups will be determined by current skill level; parents must be willing to take one of the two-time slots listed above, subject to enrollment numbers.


* 4 or less swimmers - 1 class time offered

* 5 - 8 swimmers – 2 class times offered



If you are interested in signing up for one or more of the classes, please contact Sean Quackenbush at [email protected]



If you feel the Mini HOX program is not suitable for your child,  Private Swim Lessons are an option.  Please contact Sean Quackenbush at [email protected] to learn more.