Blackhawk Country Club

Welcome to the 2023 Summer HOX Swim Registration!

 

IMPORTANT: Be sure to read before registering. DO NOT continue with this registration unless you have received prior approval from the HOX registrar. If you have received approval, please continue.

 

1. SWIM TEAM READY: Your child must be swim team ready. To be "swim team ready," your swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of at least one competitive stroke (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke or Butterfly) unassisted. If you are unsure if your child is "swim team ready," DO NOT proceed with registration. Instead, contact Coach Sean at [email protected] for an evaluation.

If you are new to the HOX swim team, DO NOT continue with registration (including Mini HOX the prior year). Instead, please contact Coach Sean at [email protected] for a mandatory evaluation. No registrations will be approved until they have been cleared to swim by Coach Sean.

2. MEMBERSHIP: You must have a continuous Blackhawk Country Club Swim/Fitness or above membership in good standing for the duration of the swim season in order to proceed with HOX registration (except 15-18 age group). If you DO NOT have a valid BCC membership number, please contact Nikki Ericksen at 925-736-6503 or [email protected] for membership information and HOX registration instructions.

Once you have a valid BCC membership number, you may proceed with the HOX swim team registration. After you register with the team, you will begin to receive HOX team communications and you will be able to order HOX team apparel.

Please note that swimmers in the 15-18 age group are not required to have a BCC membership. When prompted to enter a BCC membership number, enter "15-18" as your club number.

3PRACTICE GROUPS: Returning again this year, practice groups will be determined by the coaches, based on both age and ability. Within one week of registering, you will receive an email confirming your practice group time. Please refer to the FAQ's page for more information.

4. 2023 HOX REGISTRATION PRICING:         

Early HOX registration through February 18, 2023

 

1st Swimmer 

2+ Swimmers

 +3 Swimmers

14 & under

$650*

$600*

$550*

15-18s (non-members)

$150

$150

$150

15-18s (members)

Free 

Free

Free

Mini HOX

$275

$275

$275

 
*  For families that have 3 or more swimmers that include a 15-18 swimmer, the multi athlete discount does not apply as they are considered a free membership on swim team.

 

Standard HOX registration after February 19, 2023:

standard pricing applies and no multi-athlete discount is available after the early bird registration date

 

Swimmer fees

14 & under

$725

15-18s (non-members)

$150

15-18s (members)

Free 

Mini HOX

$275

 

5. SUITS * Swimmers 14 & Under (excluding mini HOX and 15-18s) will receive one (1) team suit with registration ( nominal shipping fees may apply even on free suits).  You must register AND place an order for the free team suit by April 15th, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We will be using Elsmore Swim Shop for our team suits and any additional swim gear. A specific HOX team store link will be provided later. Once the HOX team link is provided, all registered 14 and under swimmers (excluding mini HOX) will be able to order their team registration suit. Additional items such as swim bags, parkas, and HOX swim caps will also be available on the team website.  
  • Below is Elsmore’s information if you would like to purchase practice suits, googles, or other additional items.

Elsmore Swim Shop 

Countrywood Shopping Center 
2054 Treat Blvd Suite D
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

https://elsmoreswim.com/

6. JOBS: As this is a volunteer-driven program, and all registered families with at least one 14 & under swimmer (i.e., all registered families EXCEPT those with only a Mini HOX and/or a 15-18 swimmer) must sign up to work at swim meets. 

More information will be provided about jobs once registration is complete.  We anticipate that each family will need to work a total of six (6) jobs at the HOX regular season meets, but this commitment is subject to change and will be confirmed prior to the All Fins Meeting.  All families are required to fulfill the requirements of their jobs during the HOX summer swim season. There will be a fee of $250 for the first job no-show; fees will increase for each no-show thereafter.  Families that fail to sign up for jobs will be charged $250 for the first missed job commitment; fees will increase for each missed job thereafter.

7. FEE PAYMENT: For registrations completed and approved through February 18th, the registration fee will be charged to your BCC member account in two (2) equal payments. For registration completed after February 18th, the registration fee will be due in full and charged to your BCC member account. 

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.

8. REFUND POLICY: The last day to cancel your team registration is April 19th. You will be refunded your registration fee less $150/swimmer. After April 19th there will be NO refunds for any reason.

REMINDER: VSA and County eligibility rules require that swimmers do not exceed 15 hours of in-water clinics and lessons between March 1, 2023 through the start of the swim season on April 1, 2023. Furthermore, there should be no swimming during the months of January and February (excluding high school swimmers). It is the parent's responsibility to ensure their swimmers adhere to this rule. Exceeding the limit could lead to disqualification and team penalties. Thank you for your assistance in managing to this limit.

For more information on the Contra Costa County meet on Aug 5-6, 2023 click here.

9. PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 

Spring Session – PM practices (April 10th to June 2nd)

Practice
Groups

Age Groups

Practice Times (M - F)

 Group 1

6 & Under and beginner 7/8

4:00 – 4:45pm

Group 2

9/10 and intermediate and advanced 7/8

4:45 – 5:45pm

Group 3

11 & Up all skill levels

5:45 – 7:15pm

 

 

* The Spring session running April 10th to June 2nd is currently formatted to run with three practice groups as detailed above. However, if overall registration or a specific age group exceeds a group size that cannot be accommodated into these three groups, a fourth group will be added, and all registered families will be updated regarding the change.

*Please note: If your swimmer is 7 or 8 years old, they will be informed by Coach Sean of their group placement (either Group 1 or 2) after registration.

Summer Session – AM practices (June 6th - July 21st)

Practice
Groups

Age Groups

Practice Times (M - F)

 Group 1

9/10

8:00 – 9:00am

Group 2

 11 & Up

9:00 - 10:30am

Group 3

7/8

10:30 - 11:30am

Group 4

6 & Under

11:30 - 12:15pm

Mini HOX

Mini HOX*

11:30am - 12pm

 

*12:00-12:30pm group of Mini HOX only as enrollment demands

 

VSA TAPERING SCHEDULE: July 24th - July 28th

Age Group

Practice Time

9/10

8:00 - 9:00am

8 & Under

9:00 - 9:45am

11 & Ups

9:45 - 10:45am

 

10. PROGRAM DATES:

Swimmer Group

Start Date

Last Day of Practice

Swimmers NOT attending VSA**

Monday, April 10th

Friday, July 21st

Swimmers attending VSA**

Monday, April 10th

Friday, July 28th

Swimmers qualified for & attending County

Monday, April 10th

Friday, August 4th

 
  • Program begins: Monday, April 10th with afternoon practice times
  • Morning practice times begin: Tuesday June 6th
  • No practice days:
    • April 3rd - April 7th (Spring Break SRVUSD)
    • Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day)
    • Thursday, June 1st (SRVUSD Last Day/Aloha Pool Party) 
    • Monday June 5th (Team Picture/Team Spirit Day)
    • Friday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 4th (Fourth of July Break)
    • Monday, July 31st (Day after VSA Championship)

We look forward to having you as part of the HOX swim team and are excited for another great season!

 

READY TO REGISTER? - Click on the green "Continue or Check Status" bar below to proceed onto registration. You will be prompted at that time to provide your login credentials.

 

**IMPORTANT: To be eligible to participate in the VSA championship meet and earn points for the team, you must swim individual events in at least three (3) VSA sponsored meets.