“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 Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). “I’ve seen this place in lots of different ways.”
“When I was here as a parent, I was pr
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 attend Tennis For Fun clinics, held weekly on court space donated by the nonprofit Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, committed to impacting lives daily.
“We’re in our 17th