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, [...]
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 [...]
Youth Development Director Christie Lemar, right, with Shelby Johnson, assistant youth development director, showing high spirits after the high-spirited Casino Royale fundraiser Feb. 17 at The Regent. Funds raised will help support scholarships for BSAC programming, including the After-School All-Stars program.
In springboard diving, one of the hardest, yet most important, elements of performing a dive is the hurdle, as demonstrated by Team Colwill Diving student Jillian, who gives high praise to her coach, two-time Olympian Chris Colwill. “Chris is a great diving coach,” says Jillian, a diver for Bloomingdale High, at a recent [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
“I spent more hours on the pool deck than you can possibly imagine,” said proud BSAC parent and Brandon Rotary Club member Chuck Colwill, right, at the 50-meter pool and diving well at the nonprofit Brandon Sports an Aquatic Center, whose Blue Wave Swimming athletes have competed in five Olympic games — in [...]