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.
Our BSAC family thanks you for your amazing support of our Casino Royale fundraiser, held Feb. 17 at The Regent. It was great to meet and greet with our BSAC family, friends, and supporters, to ensure all children, regardless of family income, can avail themselves of our rich and varied programs, including TRIDENT, tennis, After-School [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Brandon 2017 class visited BSAC on Nov. 17 to discuss societal issues. Executive Director Chuck Burgess focused on the nonprofit center's emphasis on youth drowning prevention, boosted by the Learn-To-Swim community pool under construction with Hillsborough County, Florida Government funding. Also noted, the BSAC's Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. Program for [...]
“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 [...]
Judy Moore's son, Nathan, in the fall of 2000, started a tennis program for intellectually disabled athletes, for community service hours at Jesuit High School of Tampa. Judy helped out the first year, then took over the program when her son went off to college. Some 17 years later, close to 100 athletes continue to [...]