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.
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
Today the students of the community club were visited by a certified therapy dog named Duke. Duke is a 2-year-old Labrador retriever who was certified with Project PUP. PUP stands for Pets Uplifting People and it is a nonprofit organization comprised of about 4oo volunteers. They provide pet visits to healthcare facilities bringing happiness to the people they meet!
Today the students at Lithia Springs experienced a taste of Mexico! Students part of the Culinary Club followed a recipe to make fresh salsa. Fresh salsas are normally made with tomatoes, tomatillos, avocados, fresh green chiles, spices and lime juice. Salsa can also be made to either be mild or spicy. When the students were finished making their salsa, they paired the dish with chips and ate the freshly made snack!
Today the students were challenged to think like engineers with this Valentine’s Day activity. The students were given various materials such as paper, popsicle sticks, straws, etc. Using these materials, the students were tasked to design and create a working bow and arrow!
The students of the Community Club had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Stephen Shiveley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. Stephen gave a presentation about his job in meteorology and allowed the students to ask questions. He also brought in a weather balloon used by the National Weather Services for the students to look at. The balloon is launched twice a day around the world to collect measurements on temperature, moisture, and winds!
Today the students at Kingswood Elementary engaged in a STEM activity. They were presented with the task to build a treasure chest to hold several goodies. The students built their treasure chests out of construction paper and tape. After the students built their treasure chests, they poured the goodies in to see if their chest design could hold it!
Today the students at Lithia Springs created a craft to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. MLK was a civil rights activist who peacefully protested against racial segregation and inequality. The students created a paper podium with a cutout of MLK attached to it. The goal was to recreate the podium MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream” at. The original speech was delivered by MLK himself on August 28th, 1963 during the March on Washington.
Today at Lithia Springs, the students celebrated Martin Luther King Day by making peace flowers. The students made the flowers out of construction paper. They traced their hands and cut out the outline. Next, they drew an outline of a flower stem and cut it out. Then the students pasted the stem and hand cutouts on to a piece of paper. The flowers are supposed to represent MLK’s dream for peace throughout the world!