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The People Who Impact BSAC Daily (Our Staff)

Chuck Burgess,
Executive Director

BSAC, Executive Director
Rotary Club of Brandon, President
GBCC, Chairman Elect
2016-17 Honorary Mayor of Brandon

WHY I LOVE BSAC “Because of the IMPACT we can make in many different ways in our community. Let’s work together to make one of the best places to work, live and play even better for those who need us the most!”

My wife, Chequita, and I came to Brandon for one reason – TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our slogan is simple: Your CAUSE. Our COMMUNITY. My MISSION. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Causes, Community, Mission!!

Christie Lemar,
Director of Youth Development

A long-time resident of the Greater Brandon area, Lemar is committed to championing new ideas and maintaining the strong traditions of BSAC’s after-school and summer programming. A certified childcare professional, Lemar is state-licensed and certified by both the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) and the Council for Professional Recognition, as a Child Development Associate (CDA). The mother of three boys, Lemar has volunteered in local schools and with the Boy Scouts of America for close to 20 years.


“BSAC feels like home, we are all one big family!”

Christie and her husband, BSAC board member David Lemar, have been avid swim parents and team volunteers and both are certified USA Swim officials. Most recently Christie Lemar was director of member programming for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, where she planned events to help businesses grow and connect to the community at large.

Coach Rich Rogers,
Blue Wave Swim Team

In his time as a Master’s coach, Coach Rich Rogers led his swimmers to hundreds of USMS National Top Ten rankings, countless USMS All Americans and National & World championship gold medal performances. Rich has run successful Swim Schools throughout the Bay helping countless number of area children how to swim.

Rich is happy to be a the helm of Blue Wave. He is certain we will find new and innovative ways to both grow the program and improve the experience for the swimmers and their families. Coach Rogers truly believes in the organization’s mission of Impacting Lives Daily. He hopes to contribute all he can to make his swimmers and their families the best they can be.

I LOVE BLUE WAVE @ BSAC BECAUSE “…we have everything we need to a be world class swim organization. I could list all of the material things, but it is really the people here at Blue Wave that makes me wholeheartedly believe that nothing is outside our reach. Here, we can reach high, achieve and have fun along the journey.”

Shelby Johnson,
Assistant Director of Youth Development

Johnson is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Florida, with a B.S. degree in business marketing. A certified childcare professional, Johnson is state-licensed and certified by both the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) and the Council for Professional Recognition, as a Child Development Associate (CDA). Johnson has been a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 4 years.


“I get to make a difference in someone’s life every day!

Bryn Lloyd,
The Academy of Soccer

Bryn Lloyd, founder of The Academy of Soccer, in residence at BSAC, grew up playing soccer in Dover, England. Before coming to America in 1996, he played professionally and coached for the Chelsea Football Club.

Svetoslav Bobev,
Blue Wave Swim Team

Coach Svetoslav, or “Svet” as he is affectionately know to our swimmers,  comes to Blue Wave with a lot of international swim coaching experience. Svet has been a National Team Coach for both Bulgaria and Croatia. His swimmers have had success at every level.


“…my role allows me to work with the swimmers both in the pool and in the gym. I enjoy working with Coach Rich and his staff. I get to share what I have learned in Europe while I learn how a successful club is developed in the States.”