BSAC Stories

TRIDENT Treasure Gala – February 15 2020

By |2021-05-25T16:17:03+00:00February 5th, 2020|BSAC News, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Stories, Events, Featured, Fundraiser, TRIDENT|

Dear Friends of BSAC,

BSAC would like to thank you for your interest in our upcoming fundraiser, The Trident Treasure Gala, which will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Regent in Riverview. We anticipate an outstanding evening with more than 425 guests in attendance.

The Trident Treasure Gala will be our signature event of the year. Guests and sponsors will enjoy a sit-down dinner and open bar, all while dressed in their favorite pirate attire! Guests will also be able to bid on unique items in our silent and live auctions.

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

Leadership Team Retreat

By |2020-01-14T21:20:47+00:00January 14th, 2020|Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

The BSAC Leadership Team recently met for a two-day retreat in preparation for our best year yet! All departments came together for team bonding exercises, communication strategies, and of course, a little fun. New and veteran employees alike gained valuable coaching and training in addition to insight into the organization’s long-term vision.

On the first day, our team brought out their competitive sides at CQ Tactical. Leaders split up into groups to create team names and strategize winning methods for laser tag and an escape room. Everyone worked together towards a common

Welcome, New BSAC Team Members!

By |2020-01-14T19:08:34+00:00January 14th, 2020|Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Stowers, Afterschool, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply!

Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking

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

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