Aquatic Fitness

Aquatic Fitness

BSAC Impacts 21 Local Communities Through Mobile Swim 2019

By |2019-09-13T18:16:24+00:00September 12th, 2019|Afterschool, Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Scholarships, Swim Lessons, Water Polo, Water Safety, Youth Programs|

In 2018, Hillsborough County saw a spike in drownings and had more than any other county with 11 deaths. According to the Department of Children and Families, there was a 7% increase in youth drownings across the state, for a total of 88 deaths.

In an effort to save lives and meet the need for water safety education, the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County has increased funding for Mobile Swim initiatives. They have partnered with various organizations to expand outreach and provide free lessons in communities.

BSAC, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization,

BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team Competes at AAU Jr. Olympics

By |2019-09-06T16:54:46+00:00September 6th, 2019|Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Afterschool, Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis For Fun!, Water Polo, Youth Programs|

Swimmers on the BSAC Blue Wave team recently traveled to Greensboro, NC to compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics. It is a multisport event with thousands of participants from across the United States. The Amateur Athletic Union was established in 1888 with the philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever”.

The AAU Jr. Olympics took place over five days at the end of July. Blue Wave Coach, Rich Rogers, especially likes this event because it helps swimmers get out of their comfort zone and come together as a team. At most meets, swimmers

BSAC Welcomes Mark Corley to Blue Wave

By |2019-06-11T19:27:35+00:00June 11th, 2019|Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC News, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Staff, Swim Lessons, Water Safety|

Meet Mark Corley, the newest BSAC Blue Wave Swim Coach! Originally from the Midwest, he brings 30 years of prior coaching experience to our team. In 2008, he moved to Jacksonville and later learned about BSAC through his friendship with Coach Rich Rogers and through the many meets he attended here with other teams.

“Blue Wave was the first draw of course, but then I learned about the overall mission of BSAC extending beyond just the swim team into the community,” said Mark. “That was really intriguing at this point in my

BSAC In Full Upgrade Mode for Our Community!

By |2019-05-17T17:28:06+00:00May 17th, 2019|Adult Programs, Afterschool, Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis, Tennis For Fun!, Tennis Leagues (Adult), TRIDENT, Volleyball, Volunteering, Water Safety, Youth Programs, Youth Tennis|

BSAC has been extremely busy over the past couple of years upgrading our leadership team, updating and renovating our main campus and adding more and more features to drive our mission. Our goal is to continue to build on the positive momentum of the past several months and do even more in the weeks and months ahead.

We wanted to recap some of the new and exciting things we’ve done, things we’re currently working on and what we’re planning for in the future. Again, we want to thank all our families for

Mermaid Camp has Successful December Debut

By |2019-01-25T21:27:11+00:00January 25th, 2019|Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Learn-To-Swim, Staff, Swim Lessons|

BSAC’s Mermaid Camp had a successful debut in December, offering an unforgettable experience for young swimmers between the ages of 5-12. For the very first time, pink and blue tails filled our heated, Ken Hagan Community Learn to Swim Pool. Lifeguard and resident mermaid, Mariah Diaz, led the 5 day course which covered everything from underwater flips to proper swimming technique.

Theresa Hickie, Senior Director of Sports Programming, wanted to bring the magic of mermaids to the Brandon area.

“I wanted to offer a new experience for children that have always dreamed of

Chris Colwill Announced as Georgia University Dive Coach

By |2018-09-06T20:23:18+00:00July 27th, 2018|Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Staff, Swim Lessons, Water Polo|

Chris Colwill is a two time Olympian who began diving right here at BSAC when he was only five years old. After high school, he went on to become one of the most successful divers in NCAA history and will now return to his alma mater as Georgia University Diving Coach.

Out of the thirteen years Chris spent training at BSAC, his favorite memories growing up revolve around the friendships he formed along the way.

“I have a lot of memories here, but I think the ones I remember most are playing with

Theresa Hickie Named Public Citizen of the Year

By |2018-09-06T20:34:29+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Adult Programs, Afterschool, Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Fitness, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, HCSO Bootcamp, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT, Water Polo, Water Safety, Youth Programs|

BSAC’s Senior Director of Sports Programming, Theresa Hickie, has been awarded Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NAHW). This award annually recognizes someone that is not a social worker but carries out the philosophy NAHW believes in.

Sports and recreational programming is a vital part of a healthy community. This concept began with Jane Addams, the mother of social work, when she created the Hull House in Chicago as part of the children’s play movement in the 1900’s. BSAC is central in the theoretical framework of

From Land to Water

By |2018-09-06T20:46:11+00:00February 21st, 2018|Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Stories, Dive Team, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Swim Lessons, Uncategorized, Water Polo|

Neely Heilman is a brown-eyed fourteen year old who loves pizza, family, and time with her friends. At just three years old, she started competitive training for soccer which quickly became the focus of her young life. But this past year, everything suddenly changed. When soccer was no longer an option, she found herself in the pool at BSAC.

Last October, Neely landed a severe concussion during a national training camp. Full head gear didn’t prevent yet another injury to the back of her head. After partially losing hearing and missing a

Revamped Pool!

By |2017-03-24T18:50:37+00:00March 21st, 2017|Aquatic Fitness, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC News, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Masters Swimming, Swim Lessons, Water Polo, Water Safety|

Refilling the 50-meter pool and 16.5-foot diving well at BSAC is underway!! New paint, new pumps, new lines, and more! Soon two pools will be open at BSAC — the granddaddy 50-meter and the newly opened 25-yard community pool. It’s a great day at BSAC, with many more to come!