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A Special Month for Special Needs: High 5 Proudly Supports Autism Awareness All April Long

By |2021-06-03T19:13:31+00:00April 23rd, 2021|BSAC Mission, BSAC News, TRIDENT|

A lot has changed in the 51 years since the Autism Society held the first National Autism Awareness Month in April of 1970. Today, we know there isn’t just one form of the condition. Modern diagnosis techniques are now able to identify disorders in social skills, speech, movement, and more across a wide spectrum of behaviors. While the subtypes vary greatly, they all share the need for greater understanding in common.

And also, for ensuring that no one falls between the cracks.

At BSAC, that’s where our Special Needs programs come in.

Concerningly, as autism has

Youth Drowning Prevention Week

By |2021-05-18T21:12:54+00:00March 31st, 2021|Aquatics, BSAC Mission, Water Safety|

Hillsborough County Releases “Mobile Swim” Program Schedule for Spring, Summer 2021
BSAC proudly joins youth drowning prevention partners the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the YMCA in bringing free swimming lessons to children aged 3-14 at community pools in their own neighborhoods!

TAMPA, Fla., March 9, 2021 – In support of youth drowning prevention efforts made possible by a grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the leadership of the YMCA,  Brandon Sports and Aquatic (BSAC) is pooling its own resources together to help give this year’s “Mobile Swim” program

CPR classes are now available to the community!

By |2021-05-18T21:16:52+00:00March 26th, 2021|BSAC Community, BSAC News, Water Safety|

BSAC offers the American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/ First Aid/ AED Certification Class.

The Blended Learning class combines online learning and instructor-led classroom skill sessions. The comprehensive and nationally recognized course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and children.

If you need to

Bricks 4 Kidz Partnership with TRIDENT

By |2021-06-03T19:17:04+00:00January 21st, 2021|BSAC Community, BSAC Mission, BSAC Partners, TRIDENT|

High 5 Puts Partnership in Place with Bricks 4 Kidz
Special needs adult members of Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. lend helping hands in support of LEGO-building programs

 TAMPA, Fla., January 25, 2020 – High 5, a community-based, 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to providing regional leadership in after-school programs and sports recreation, proudly announces a new partnership between Team T.R.I.D.E.N.T. the High 5 program for special needs adults and the local chapter of Bricks 4 Kidz, part of a global LEGO® brick-based learning program.

The partnership consists of sorting the thousands of LEGO bricks of all colors,

Give the GIFT of SCUBA this CHRISTMAS!!

By |2021-06-03T19:18:08+00:00December 17th, 2020|Aquatics, BSAC News, BSAC Partners|

Scuba makes a great Christmas Gift for yourself, a loved one, or a friend. Scuba is the gift that keeps on giving. A lifetime of adventure awaits and it all starts with the Open Water Scuba Course.

Ready to begin your SCUBA adventure? Trilogy Dive Center has an Open Water Scuba Certification Course 12/28 – 12/30. We have all the gear for you to use, including Fins, Mask, Snorkel, etc. Nothing extra to buy. We can assist you in purchasing your snorkeling gear once you are certified. Your Scuba Certification is recognized

Pillars in Progress: The High 5 Commitment to Community Partnership

By |2021-06-03T19:21:03+00:00November 22nd, 2020|BSAC Community, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, Featured|

In the last eight months, little has remained the same in the way we live, learn, and play. Yet, the anxiety and apprehension most of us feel has begun to fade slightly. The upside isn’t about taking unnecessary risks in advancing the spread of the Coronavirus; it’s about advancing a greater sense of balance in the cause of life itself for individuals and families throughout our region.

At High 5, that’s what we do.

Since 1963, we’ve been a family-first sports and aquatics facility that’s gone above and beyond the norm to make

BSAC (High 5) Selected as Finalist for Non-Profit of the Year!

By |2021-06-03T19:24:58+00:00June 17th, 2020|BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its 2020 Business Excellence Awards this past week, and drum roll, please… BSAC/High 5 has been tapped as a finalist for their prestigious Non-Profit of the Year Award.

“This is a tremendous honor for our organization,” said CEO Chuck Burgess. “There are so many hard working, impactful and deserving non-profits in our area, and to be considered one of the best is a testament to our board team, leadership and staff teams, volunteers, donors, sponsors, partners and families

Virtual Swim League and Junior Olympic Games Swim Event – Coming to High 5!

By |2021-06-03T19:29:20+00:00June 5th, 2020|Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

BSAC Director of Swimming, Rich Rogers, and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) have successfully secured the rights to host a global Virtual Swim League (VSL), this summer at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. Swimmers can compete in this event by way of the “Virtual Swim League” (VSL); structured by Coach Rich and the AAU. BSAC will hold three (3) VSL events throughout June and early July.

The season will end with BSAC hosting a swim event for the Junior Olympic Games. This will be a “blended” event—held onsite and virtually.

“This event

Food Drive Challenge

By |2021-06-03T19:33:04+00:00April 16th, 2020|BSAC Events, BSAC News, Featured|

BSAC would like to thank everyone who participated in BSAC’s Community Partnership with the Rotary Club of Brandon Food Drive supporting ECHO!  The Food Drive was a huge success and would have not been possible without each of your donations!  BSAC collected over 1,370 lbs. of food and supplies for ECHO’s families!  The Rotary Club of Brandon collected over 2,000 lbs. along with $3000 donated in monetary gifts!  Families and Individuals in our community will benefit greatly from this food drive and will now have access to food and