2022 Blackhawk Country Club

Fall Swim

August 29th to November 18th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Deadline to register and get early bird pricing is 8/26

Blackhawk Country Club is proud to once again offer our Fall swim program. This program is designed to expose swimmers to advanced swim racing experience, and as such, focus on more extensive training and technical instruction.  The Fall Swimming Program is run by Blackhawk Country Club and led by Head Coach & Aquatics Director Sean Quackenbush. The program will offer both USA sanctioned swim meets as well as rec-style meets. Members may select 3x or 5x per week options.


 

Step 1:  BCC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Fall Swim is only open to those with a valid Blackhawk Country Club membership of Swim/Fitness or above.  If you do not have a current and valid BCC membership number DO NOT register, please contact:  Nikki Ericksen at 925-736-6503 or at [email protected] for membership information.  Once you have a valid BCC membership number you may proceed with registration.  Membership must be in good standing for the duration of the program. 

15-18 year olds:  BCC Membership is not required.  Instead, please enter 15-18 as your member number during the registration process. Different fees apply to non-member participants, see below for details.

Current BCC members:  Your registration fee will be charged to your membership and will appear on your Blackhawk Country Club statement.

 

Step 2:  SWIM TEAM READY AND EVALUATIONS

To be "Swim Team Ready" your child must be able to swim unassisted for 25 yards of at least one competitive stroke. (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breastroke or Butterfly).

All new swimmers to Blackhawk:  If your swimmer has not been on Blackhawk's swim team or the HOX swim team previously, DO NOT proceed with registration.  Instead, please contact Head Coach & Aquatics Director, Sean Quackenbush at [email protected] for a mandatory evaluation.  

Step 3:  REGISTER ONLINE (TeamUnify)  

If the above criteria are met, you pay proceed to registration.  Please do not log in to your TU account to begin registration.  You will be prompted to put in your email and password during the process.

IMPORTANT:  If you choose to proceed to registration and your child is NOT swim team ready and you did NOT contact Sean, your registration will not be approved and your fees will NOT be refunded.

 

Read and check all boxes: Please review all agreements in the online registration system and check all the required boxes to confirm you have read, understand, and agree to these important items before completing registration.

Registration refund policy: There are no refunds at any time after registration.

 


FALL SWIM - Dates & Fees

 

Fees by Age Group and 3x & 5x per week

August 29th to November 18th

Age Group

5x per week

3x per week

Group 1 (Beginner): 8 & Under

$600

$420

Group 2 (Inter/Adv): 7-10 Year Old

$615

$430

Group 3: 11 & Up

$625

$440

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT GROUPS, FEES & DATES:

If your swimmer is 7 or 8 years old, they will be informed by Coach Sean of their group placment after registration.

15-18 Non-Member participants will be charged and additional $50 fee.

Registration Fee:  Eary bird registration closes August 26If you register after August 26 there will be a $50.00 fee added to your bill.

If you select 3x per week, swimmer may attend any 3 practices per week. Days are not bankable and may not be carrried forward week to week.

 

NO PRACTICE DATES:

Monday, September 6th (Labor Day)

Monday, October 11th (Columbus Day)

Monday, October 31st (Halloween)

Thursday, November 11th (Veterans Day)

 


 

FALL SWIM - Practice Times

Group

Practice Time (M - F)

Group 1 (Beginner): 8 & Under

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Group 2 (Inter/Adv): 7-10 Year Old

4:45 - 5:45 PM

Group 3: 11 & Up

5:45 - 7:15 PM

 


FALL SWIM - Extension - An extension to the Fall swim program is expected to run November 21st to December 30th and will be annouced at a later date.

Winter Junior Olympics - Swimmers that qualify for the Winter Junior Olympics (Dec 2 - 4, Santa Clara) are strongly encouraged to attend this fast and exciting meet. The JOs could be compared to our county meet. It is a multi-team, end-of-season meet and swimmers may only attend if they make a qualifying time. To be eligible to attend, swimmers must swim a qualifying time at a USA sanctoined swim meet this Fall. Swimmers that qualify for JOs will swim in a JO-specfic training group during session #2 to help them to prepare for the meet.


FALL SWIM - Swim Meets

Meets are important for evaluating improvement and providing motivation. Although each meet is optional, swimmers should compete at as many of the scheduled meets as possible.  Fall Swim Meets are different from Summer Rec Meets in a few ways.

1.     To participate in fall swim meets:  You must register with USA Swim (see directions below).

2.     You must register for every swim meet you will attend and you must choose your own events. Your swimmer will have access to many events he or she does not have in summer rec swim.

3.     When our team attends meets we must provide timers.  We require each attending family to volunteer for one timing shift - usually 1.5 to 2 hours.

 

How to Register for USA Swim

To register with USA Swim, you must be affiliated with a USA Swim Team. The Blackhawk Swim Team partners with the Walnut Creek Aquabears (WCAB) for Fall Swim Meets. This is the team you will enter as your team when you register for USA Swim.

To register with USA swim, go to www.pacswim.org. Membership forms will be available in late August or early September. Once membership registration is open, complete the registration form and submit this along with your payment to the address on the form.

If you are new to the fall swim meet entry process, please see the link below to familiarize yourself with registering for fall swim meets:   https://sites.google.com/site/omehelp/how-to-for-parents-and-swimmers.  If you do not yet have a swimmer ID from Pacific Swimming (because your 2021-2022 USA Fall Swim Registration is in process) you should still be able to register for the meet by indicating that your ID is pending.

You must be a registered Fall swim team member in order to practice with the team; there are no exceptions.