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BSAC Partners with Livingstone Academy

By |2020-02-12T18:00:46+00:00January 31st, 2020|Adult Programs, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT|

BSAC and Livingstone Academy have long been leaders for special needs education in Hillsborough County. Now, they join forces in a new partnership, filling a gap in much-needed services for special needs students and adults.

Chuck Burgess (CEO of BSAC) and Chris Pello (CEO Livingstone Schools) met in Leadership Brandon through the Chamber of Commerce in 2014. They quickly built a professional relationship after discovering their common interest in serving the special needs community. As Livingstone Schools continued to grow, so did their need for more space. Livingstone Schools opened its fourth

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 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 Blue Wave Travels to Savannah Georgia

By |2019-02-06T21:29:47+00:00February 6th, 2019|Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Featured, Lifeguard Training, Masters Swimming, Swim Lessons|

After a successful winter training session, the BSAC Blue Wave Swim Team visited Savannah, Georgia for their annual travel meet in January. This is Blue Wave’s third year of participating in travel meets, having previously visited the Caribbean and New Orleans. Each year the trips grow in popularity among swimmers and parents alike.

Rich Rogers, Head Coach of BSAC Blue Wave, wanted to make this trip about shared experiences and team bonding, rather than focusing solely on performance.

“We picked this trip because it’s the beginning of the second part of the short

Olympic Gold Medalist, David Tarwater, Visits BSAC Blue Wave

By |2019-01-17T17:37:12+00:00December 28th, 2018|Aquatics, BlueWave, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff|

Members of the BSAC Blue Wave swim team had a special guest speaker on December 24th, 2018. Olympic gold medalist, Davis Tarwater, spoke about his lifelong journey to the London 2012 games, inspiring young swimmers to work hard and chase dreams.

His career started in high school when he set three state swimming records in his hometown, Knoxville Tennessee. Davis Tarwater went on to become a three time NCAA national champion and thirteen-time All-American during his time at the University of Michigan, where he won a Big Ten Medal of Honor in

Refer a Family to BSAC!

By |2018-12-12T15:52:30+00:00December 12th, 2018|Afterschool, All-Stars Newsletter, Aquatics, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff, Swim Lessons|

Refer a family to BSAC and receive one free week of after-school care, or 10% off a session of swimming lessons! We appreciate our families and want the opportunity to impact more lives in a positive way!

*New family must be enrolled a minimum of four weeks in after-school.

Congratulations Kellen Denk and Rich Rogers, Team Leaders of November!

By |2018-12-10T15:29:27+00:00December 10th, 2018|All-Stars Newsletter, Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff|

BSAC would like to recognize the Team Leaders of November, Kellen Denk and Rich Rogers. They were chosen based on their exceptional work ethic and nominations from fellow employees. Our BSAC team recognition program allows our families to learn more about our team members and the important roles they fill.

Kellen first joined the BSAC team because he was looking for an after-school program that provided an educational experience in a different way. He has since loved every minute of being a mentor, and that enthusiasm really shows in his daily interactions