Learn-To-Swim

We’re Hiring!

By |2019-11-14T23:26:50+00:00November 14th, 2019|Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Afterschool, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Staff, Swim Lessons|

BSAC is looking to fill a wide variety of positions! All candidates are required to pass a drug test and background screening.

Available Positions Include:

  • After School Counselor (18yrs+)
  • CDL Class B Bus Driver
  • Lifeguards
  • Communications Intern
  • Summer Camp Intern
  • Member Services
  • Swim Instructor
  • TRIDENT Special Needs Instructor
  • TRIDENT Driver (25 yrs+)

To Apply for Available Positions: https://mybsac.isolvedhire.com/

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

New Playground Coming to BSAC Fall 2019

By |2019-08-29T22:10:47+00:00August 29th, 2019|Activities at Barrington, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Kingswood, Activities at Mann Middle, Activities at Stowers, Activities Lithia Springs, Adult Programs, Afterschool, All-Stars Newsletter, 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, Early Learning, Facility Rental, Featured, Holiday Camps, Learn-To-Swim, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis|

This fall, BSAC will debut a behind the scenes project that has been many years in the making. Children and families at our main campus will soon be able to enjoy a brand new playground, complete with a shade structure.

The playground will be located to the left of the basketball courts and will be visible from the parking lot. It will have two slides, monkey bars, ladders, and other fun climbing apparatuses. Soft green turf will cover the ground and make a pathway to the gated area entrance.

While structured activities and

Summer Mermaid Camp

By |2019-06-11T19:24:10+00:00June 11th, 2019|Afterschool, Aquatics, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Events, BSAC News, BSAC Summer Camp, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Swim Lessons, Youth Programs|

Learn how to swim like a mermaid or merman at BSAC’s half day camp! Participants will learn how to swim with their feet together, practice underwater flips, swim through hoops, dive to pick up rings, and maneuver gracefully through the water with a fin and tail. This camp will also include fun games and arts & crafts.

The use of swim fins and tail are included in the cost of camp, however, participants are also welcome to bring their own.

Requirements:
Must be at least 6 and can swim proficiently

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

BSAC’s 11th Annual Casino Night Raises Over $63,000 for Scholarships

By |2019-05-17T16:04:05+00:00May 15th, 2019|Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Scholarships, Staff, Thank You!, TRIDENT, Youth Programs|

Over 450 local business leaders and community members attended BSAC’s Annual Casino Night on Friday, March 29th, and boy, what a night it was! BSAC was able to raise over $63,000 in scholarship support for families in need of financial assistance. These children will now be able to participate in programs including swim lessons, summer camp, after-school, TRIDENT (special needs programming) and many of our other great programs.

The night was highlighted by amazing food, cool casino games, a great silent auction, lots of dancing and a ton of fun. Making the

BSAC Lifeguard, Rebekah Clark, Builds Readbox Library for Students.

By |2019-04-18T19:15:04+00:00April 18th, 2019|Activities at Stowers, Afterschool, Aquatics, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC News, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, VPK, Youth Programs|

Meet Rebekah Clark: a talented BSAC lifeguard, Girl Scout, and Blue Wave Swim Team Member who has made a lasting impact right here on our campus. With the help of her family, Rebekah created a mini library called Readbox, inspired by the Redbox video rentals located in popular stores in our area.

“I started this project back when I lived in Maryland because I really wanted to spread literacy and encourage kids to read outside of school,” said Rebekah. “When I was growing up, I was home-schooled. We would go to the

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