Lifeguard Training

BSAC Impacts 21 Local Communities Through Mobile Swim 2019

In 2018, Hillsborough County saw a spike in drownings and had more than any other county with 11 deaths. According to the Department of Children and Families, there was a 7% increase in youth drownings across the state, for a total of 88 deaths. In an effort to save lives and meet the need for [...]

BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team Competes at AAU Jr. Olympics

Swimmers on the BSAC Blue Wave team recently traveled to Greensboro, NC to compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics. It is a multisport event with thousands of participants from across the United States. The Amateur Athletic Union was established in 1888 with the philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever”. The AAU Jr. Olympics took place [...]

BSAC Welcomes Mark Corley to Blue Wave

Meet Mark Corley, the newest BSAC Blue Wave Swim Coach! Originally from the Midwest, he brings 30 years of prior coaching experience to our team. In 2008, he moved to Jacksonville and later learned about BSAC through his friendship with Coach Rich Rogers and through the many meets he attended here with other teams. “Blue [...]

BSAC Lifeguard, Rebekah Clark, Builds Readbox Library for Students.

Meet Rebekah Clark: a talented BSAC lifeguard, Girl Scout, and Blue Wave Swim Team Member who has made a lasting impact right here on our campus. With the help of her family, Rebekah created a mini library called Readbox, inspired by the Redbox video rentals located in popular stores in our area. “I started this [...]

BSAC Blue Wave Travels to Savannah Georgia

After a successful winter training session, the BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team visited Savannah, Georgia for their annual travel meet in January. This is Blue Wave’s third year of participating in travel meets, having previously visited the Caribbean and New Orleans. Each year the trips grow in popularity among swimmers and parents alike. Rich Rogers, [...]

Nicole Russle Promoted to Head Diving Coach

BSAC would like to congratulate Nicole Russle on her promotion to Head Diving Coach for the Colwill Dive Team!  For the past two years, Nicole has been an integral part of the team’s success during her role as coaching assistant. She has big plans to take Team Colwill Diving to the next level as she [...]

Chris Colwill Announced as Georgia University Dive Coach

Chris Colwill is a two time Olympian who began diving right here at BSAC when he was only five years old. After high school, he went on to become one of the most successful divers in NCAA history and will now return to his alma mater as Georgia University Diving Coach. Out of the thirteen [...]

Learn to Swim – Earn a Free Papa John’s Pizza!

BSAC has long been a leader in the learn to swim/youth drowning prevention initiative in the Tampa Bay area. For the past 55 years, BSAC’s focus on making sure that every child in our area has the opportunity to learn to swim remains a priority. We also know that we cannot do it alone. Through [...]

Team Leaders of May

BSAC would like to congratulate Justin Stone and Rolland Miller for being chosen as May’s Team Leaders of the Month! We are impressed not only by their phenomenal work performance, but also by the joy they bring into the lives of others on a regular basis. Team members are chosen for this award based on [...]

Dave Brown Finishes Term on BSAC’s Board of Directors

After serving on BSAC’s Board of Directors the past five years, Dave Brown has finished his term and is leaving the organization in a much better position than when he began. A longtime Brandon resident and current President of the Rotary Club of Brandon, Dave has seen BSAC emerge as a thriving leader amongst the [...]

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