Water Safety

Theresa Hickie Named Public Citizen of the Year

BSAC’s Senior Director of Sports Programming, Theresa Hickie, has been awarded Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NAHW). This award annually recognizes someone that is not a social worker but carries out the philosophy NAHW believes in. Sports and recreational programming is a vital part of a healthy community. [...]

Theresa Hickie Named Public Citizen of the Year 2018-09-06T20:34:29+00:00

BSAC Casino Night Raises $50,000 for Families in Need

What an unbelievable night! BSAC’s 10th Anniversary Casino Night struck gold for families in need this past Friday night by amassing a whopping $50,000 in sponsorships, silent auction winning bids and ticket sales. Over 300-plus people showed up to support the event and were treated to games, music, great food options and an incredible selection [...]

BSAC Casino Night Raises $50,000 for Families in Need 2018-04-02T15:50:23+00:00

BSAC Partners with Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce for Taste of Brandon

In its ongoing mission to impact more and more children and families throughout the Tampa Bay area, BSAC has proudly partnered with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) to raise funds for our own programs through Brandon’s signature event – The Taste of Brandon. The Taste of Brandon will be held Saturday, April 21st [...]

BSAC Partners with Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce for Taste of Brandon 2018-09-06T20:47:46+00:00

Lifeguard Katherine Newcomb Awarded Lightning Community Hero

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, [...]

Lifeguard Katherine Newcomb Awarded Lightning Community Hero 2018-09-06T20:43:21+00:00

Amy Moore, Theresa Hickie, Shelby Johnson Get New Positions for 2018

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 [...]

Amy Moore, Theresa Hickie, Shelby Johnson Get New Positions for 2018 2018-03-06T18:55:16+00:00

Blue Wave Water Polo

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 [...]

Blue Wave Water Polo 2018-09-06T20:45:39+00:00

They learned to swim at BSAC!

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.

They learned to swim at BSAC! 2017-05-05T18:29:46+00:00

Revamped Pool!

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!

Revamped Pool! 2017-03-24T18:50:37+00:00

BSAC Hires New Stroke School Academy Swim Coach

BSAC Shout-out to Kelly Cheney, right, the center's newly hired Stroke School Academy swim coach, pictured with BSAC Aquatics Director Theresa Hickie. Beginner swimmers start with freestyle and backstroke, the long-axis strokes essential for water safety. "They're the easiest strokes at a young age to learn," Cheney said. Next up, the butterfly and [...]

BSAC Hires New Stroke School Academy Swim Coach 2017-03-21T16:35:43+00:00

Youth Drowning Prevention

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 [...]

Youth Drowning Prevention 2017-03-22T03:28:20+00:00