BSAC is very proud to congratulate lifeguard Katherine Newcomb, who was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning as the 31st Lightning Community Hero on March 3rd, 2018. The Lightning Foundation and Lightning Community Heroes program donated a total of $50,000 to Katherine. Half of the funds will be used as scholarship for furthering her education, [...]
Neely Heilman is a brown-eyed fourteen year old who loves pizza, family, and time with her friends. At just three years old, she started competitive training for soccer which quickly became the focus of her young life. But this past year, everything suddenly changed. When soccer was no longer an option, she found herself in [...]
BSAC had three major leaders to its organization get new titles and positions heading into 2018 as BSAC realigns its operational structure. Congratulations to Amy Moore, Theresa Hickie and Shelby Johnson who all received promotions into new roles. Moore, who has been with BSAC for over eight years, has been tapped as BSAC’s new Chief [...]
A dynamic aquatic program made a splash this week as BSAC introduced Blue Wave Water Polo. It’s one of the only team sports in water; comparable to soccer but you get to use your hands! The Blue Wave Water Polo team captures the speed and endurance of swimming with the skill and strategy of team [...]
The Learn-to-swim Program at BSAC is a kid-friendly, family-focused way to dive in, with caring, determined, and experienced swim instructors and lifeguards. BSAC is deeply committed to the cause of youth-drowning prevention and learn to swim, one child at a time.
Come check out our newly updated, the BSAC Learn-To-Swim pool for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!
Refilling the 50-meter pool and 16.5-foot diving well at BSAC is underway!! New paint, new pumps, new lines, and more! Soon two pools will be open at BSAC — the granddaddy 50-meter and the newly opened 25-yard community pool. It's a great day at BSAC, with many more to come!
If BSAC Executive Director Chuck Burgess had his way, youth drowning would be eradicated immediately, erasing the number one cause of unintended death for children ages 4 and under. “It’s definitely a passion of mine,” said Burgess, during a tour of the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, with members of the The Greater [...]
"Everybody who works at BSAC and who is a member here, we're all in this together, as a family," says Tracy Pellegrino, with her daughter, Emma, a Burns Middle School student, who learned to swim at BSAC as an infant and now attends the BSAC After-School All-Stars program. If "Pellegrino" sounds familiar, you're right to [...]
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Brandon 2017 class visited BSAC on Nov. 17 to discuss societal issues. Executive Director Chuck Burgess focused on the nonprofit center's emphasis on youth drowning prevention, boosted by the Learn-To-Swim community pool under construction with Hillsborough County, Florida Government funding. Also noted, the BSAC's Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. Program for [...]