Water Safety

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 Impacts 21 Local Communities Through Mobile Swim 2019 2019-09-13T18:16:24+00:00

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 Welcomes Mark Corley to Blue Wave 2019-06-11T19:27:35+00:00

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