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Theresa Hickie Named Public Citizen of the Year

By |2018-09-06T20:34:29+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Adult Programs, After-school, 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

BSAC Casino Night Raises $50,000 for Families in Need

By |2018-04-02T15:50:23+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Adult Programs, After-school, All-Stars Newsletter, 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, BSAC Summer Camp, Dive Team, Featured, HCSO Bootcamp, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Scholarships, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT, Uncategorized, Water Polo, Water Safety|

What an unbelievable night! BSAC’s 10th Anniversary Casino Night struck gold for families in need this past Friday night by amassing a whopping $50,000 in sponsorships, silent auction winning bids and ticket sales. Over 300-plus people showed up to support the event and were treated to games, music, great food options and an incredible selection of silent auction items.

“This was by far the best one we’ve ever had,” BSAC CEO Chuck Burgess reflected. “To see so many businesses, community leaders and families come together to support local families in need of

BSAC Partners with Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce for Taste of Brandon

By |2018-09-06T20:47:46+00:00March 29th, 2018|Adult Programs, All-Stars Newsletter, Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, BSAC Summer Camp, Dive Team, Facility Rental, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Soccer, Staff, Swim Lessons, Tennis, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT, Volunteering, Water Polo, Water Safety, Youth Programs|

In its ongoing mission to impact more and more children and families throughout the Tampa Bay area, BSAC has proudly partnered with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) to raise funds for our own programs through Brandon’s signature event – The Taste of Brandon.

The Taste of Brandon will be held Saturday, April 21st at the Brandon Town Center from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Restaurants, food trucks and food vendors from all across the Tampa Bay area will be on hand for event-goers to sample and enjoy. Music, games, local business booths,

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!

BSAC Family Stories

By |2017-03-22T03:07:35+00:00November 26th, 2016|After-school, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Learn-To-Swim, Staff, VPK, Youth Programs|

“Everybody who works at BSAC and who is a member here, we’re all in this together, as a family,” says Tracy Pellegrino, with her daughter, Emma, a Burns Middle School student, who learned to swim at BSAC as an infant and now attends the BSAC After-School All-Stars program.

If “Pellegrino” sounds familiar, you’re right to assume BSAC’s newly hired membership services director has family ties to Pellegrino Car Care, once in business at Moon Avenue and State Road 60, where a bank stands today. “Even now people come in to BSAC, they