Water Safety

Water Safety

Youth Drowning Prevention Week

By |2021-05-18T21:12:54+00:00March 31st, 2021|Aquatics, BSAC Mission, Water Safety|

Hillsborough County Releases “Mobile Swim” Program Schedule for Spring, Summer 2021
BSAC proudly joins youth drowning prevention partners the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the YMCA in bringing free swimming lessons to children aged 3-14 at community pools in their own neighborhoods!

TAMPA, Fla., March 9, 2021 – In support of youth drowning prevention efforts made possible by a grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the leadership of the YMCA,  Brandon Sports and Aquatic (BSAC) is pooling its own resources together to help give this year’s “Mobile Swim” program

CPR classes are now available to the community!

By |2021-05-18T21:16:52+00:00March 26th, 2021|BSAC Community, BSAC News, Water Safety|

BSAC offers the American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/ First Aid/ AED Certification Class.

The Blended Learning class combines online learning and instructor-led classroom skill sessions. The comprehensive and nationally recognized course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and children.

If you need to

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 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

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

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,

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!