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High 5 Has a Job for You—With Your Name On It!

By |2022-09-27T16:52:36+00:00September 27th, 2022|All-Stars Newsletter, Careers|

“How soon can you get here!?”

The straight story is that we’ve got an URGENT need to fill open positions—especially after school site directors, mentors, and support counselors.

“Are you over the age of 18?

Candidates who want to work—WILL work—right away. Soaring demand for our after school program has created an almost historic need to staff up, and fast!

“Want specific nights or weekends off?”

We’re flexible. Even high school and college students with demanding class schedules should apply. So long as you can commit to being here on-time, dressed appropriately,

Getting Your “Back-to-School” Schedule Back in Balance

By |2022-08-10T14:10:16+00:00August 10th, 2022|Back To School|

Alarm set, kids up, dog out, breakfast made, lunches and supplies packed, teeth brushed, dressed, in the car or off to the bus stop … forgetting anything?

“Did anyone let the dog back in?”

Takes a while to get back into the swing of a new school year. The summer goes by so fast. Already, the Fourth of July seems like ages ago. The store shelves newly stocked with notebooks, markers, planners, pencils. Sign-up for fall sports and first games are just around the corner.

“And what about plans for after school?”

Now there’s a

High 5, Inc. Wades In for World’s Largest Swim Lesson

By |2022-06-29T03:39:48+00:00June 29th, 2022|Learn-To-Swim, Marketing, News, Swim Lessons|

Brandon, Florida facility to join hundreds of aquatic venues around the world in holding simultaneous FREE all-ages swim class on Thursday, June 23rd from 8:45am to 9:45am

TAMPA, Fla., [6/10/22]– Every small part in water safety is a big deal at High 5. Especially because, when it comes to the fundamental importance of teaching swimming to kids, there are no small parts!

Soon, they’ll all add up to a much bigger sum as High 5 prepares to play its part as a host site for this year’s World’s Largest Swim

A Social Circle for Societal Change: The Ripple Effects of High 5

By |2022-06-29T11:00:45+00:00May 30th, 2022|BSAC News, BSAC Programs, News, Uncategorized|

If you’ve ever skipped stones across a clear body of water you know that each “skip” creates a small ripple in its wake. Same holds true for a drop of rain or the heaviest rock you’ve ever sent for a plunge.


The effects circling outward from a single touch point. Here at High 5, we see it as a metaphor of sorts for what we do every day as an organization.

From our headquarters in Brandon, we continue to do the little and not-so-little things that set perpetual and positive societal change in

High 5, Inc Gives Community More in New Membership Model

By |2022-06-10T13:10:32+00:00March 10th, 2022|Press Release|

New Value-Added Membership Model Brings Brandon More Programs and Perks to Play, Stay, Learn and Love

BRANDON, Fla, March 10, 2022 – Everyone feels like they belong at High 5, Inc.—and now they officially can! This community-based, non-profit organization known for superior educational, athletic, aquatic and recreational programs to all ages and needs is converting to a new membership model to offer more programs and privileges to children, teens, athletes, adults and those with special needs. Just as High 5 is committed to making a positive difference in the lives

Leading the Region in “Learn To Swim” Programs: There’s a High 5 for That!

By |2022-02-22T21:16:46+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Water Safety|

Most of us with fond memories of learning to swim back when we were kids only want the same thing for
our own children. The fun, laughter, and smiles remain with us for our whole lives. But, of late, concern
has been growing among ourselves and other community leaders about the unacceptable increase in
youth drownings here in the Tampa Bay region; and really, across all of Florida.
Recently, the Tampa Bay Times reported that drowning claimed the lives of 98 children in 2021, up 42
percent from the year before, including a disturbing two-week stretch

Fun, Friends, and Family: High 5 for the Holidays!

By |2021-12-06T15:54:30+00:00December 6th, 2021|BSAC Community|



At this time of year, I’m reminded of just how important a kind word or gesture can be, especially when shared with someone you’ve never met.

Season’s greetings, everyone! I’m Chuck Burgess, CEO at High 5, writing with thoughts of what it means to live our best lives. Being healthy, eating well, doing productive work, and finding time for exercise are part of it. So is having a strong social circle around us. In that respect, I feel truly blessed for the people in my family at home and at

Remembrance Service for Candice ‘Candi’ Corsi | Thursday, December 2nd at 6pm at High 5

By |2022-05-27T06:20:51+00:00December 3rd, 2021|BSAC Community|

Candi’s loss, after a lengthy battle with the coronavirus this past summer, continues to stir in our hearts, but not without the joy she gave us as we played, worked, and laughed alongside her for more than ten years. Tonight, we’ll be sharing our fondest memories of Candi in a short service, followed by a group candle-lighting tribute, and fellowship among her family and friends who knew her best. (Food and light beverages provided.)All members of the community are welcome to attend. For details, call 

Auction for Rays Tickets!

By |2021-08-30T20:57:20+00:00August 30th, 2021|Fundraiser|

High 5 Inc is doing an auction on Facebook to give away Rays tickets! The auction will open TONIGHT (August 30th) at 8pm and end Wednesday (September 1st) night at 8pm. It will run for a full 48 hours.
Bids start at $75 and will go to the highest bidder! Tickets include food, drinks, parking.