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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

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

7th Annual TRIDENT Talent Show – Broadway or Bust!

By |2019-01-17T17:34:12+00:00December 21st, 2018|BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Stories, Featured, Scholarships, Staff, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT|

Team TRIDENT put on a fantastic performance in our 7th Annual Talent Show, Broadway or Bust! Students practiced for months leading up to the show, which was held on December 14th, 2018 in the BSAC gymnasium.

Every year, students in TRIDENT have the opportunity to shine on stage, expressing their unique personalities and gifts. Parents especially love seeing the joy on their child’s face as they finish their talent and step off the stage. The TRIDENT fan base grows larger every year, and students fed off the energy from our biggest audience

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

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

By |2018-04-02T15:50:23+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Adult Programs, Afterschool, 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