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Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is a community-based 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Our purpose is to impact lives daily through superior educational and athletic programming that enhances physical, mental, and spiritual well being.
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Making a Splash: Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center Breaks Water on New PoolDec 11 2015
Ceremony celebrated the start of construction on the facility’s new pool, part of $1.3 million in BSAC program improvements
Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan, School Board Member Melissa Snively and leaders from the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center celebrate the groundbreaking of the facility’s new pool on Dec. 9, 2015.
Brandon, Fla., Thursday, December 10, 2015 – The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) hosted a ceremony on Dec. 9 to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 25-yard-by-25-meter community pool.
The project, made possible through a partnership with the Hillsborough County Commission, is part of a major youth drowning prevention initiative. Research shows youth drownings cost an average of $75,000 in emergency costs, and could cost into the millions over a lifetime for survivors of near drownings. The addition of the new pool will add more learn to swim opportunities at the facility and offer more employment opportunities for lifeguards, swim instructors, and coaches – changes designed to make youth drowning a preventable issue in the community through increased education, attentive supervision in and around water, and accessible and affordable swimming programs.
Furthermore, the new pool will create more programming opportunities, expand water fitness and water rehabilitation avenues, and enable the BSAC to host more competitions which will attract people from across the state and country to the facility, thus impacting the local business community.
In attendance at the ceremony were County Commissioner Ken Hagan and BSAC leaders, in support of the new development for the facility and community.
“We have the opportunity here to potentially save lives and reverse the trend of drowning by creating more safety education and offering more swim lessons in our community,” said Chuck Burgess, executive director of the BSAC. “We also have the opportunity to create new jobs and broaden our leadership footprint in aquatics.”
The Board of County Commissioners approved the allocation of an $800,000 gift to the BSAC, which will fund the creation of the new pool and provide renovations to the center’s current pool to serve more local individuals and families in the greater Brandon region. “The Brandon Sports and Aquatics Center is truly a gem of our community,’ said County Commissioner Ken Hagan. “BSAC has already been a great partner with the County’s Head Start Program and taught over 1,000 swim lessons to at risk youth. This gift will continue to fund their mission by expanding their capacity so they can serve more children and begin to turn the tide on youth downing in our community.” The remaining $500,000 investment will come from privately-raised dollars in the local community.
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC), a community-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, has dedicated more than five decades to enhancing lives in the community by providing fitness, character, and athletic programs for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. With the mission to impact lives daily through superior educational and athletic programming that enhances physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, BSAC serves more than 9,500 individuals annually for more information, visit http://mybsac.org/.
BSAC Tennis Has Success at TournamentsDec 03 2015
Member s of BSAC Tennis have been competing throughout the last quarter of the year at various tournaments throughout the state and representing our organizaiton with some tremendous success. The 7.0 Mixed Double teams won the Hillsborouch County District earlier this fall and proceeded to finish second in the sectionals held during November in Daytona.
BSAC Tennis also came out victorious in the Hllsborough County 18 and over mixed doubles tournament. The group went on to compete in the sectionals in October.
And finally, congratualtions to the BSAC Tennis Women's 50 and Over team who recently came out on top at the Hillborough County tournament and will be competing in sectionals Dec. 10-13.
Congratulations to all of our members and good luck ladies in sectionals!
Parent's Day Out - December 5th!Dec 02 2015