Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will celebrate its roots today, April 20, with a special morning celebration followed by summer camp registration, Square 1 Burgers, special activities and a public swim.
It's a 50-year milestone for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, as both the past and the present will be celebrated at a public ceremony today, April 20, followd by a public swim and summer-camp registration. Sports demonstrations and complementary sliders, provided by Square 1 Burgers & Bar, are on today's agenda as well. (See program below.) Charter members will be recognized, including Beverly Knox, Ted Pitts, Marie Wood and the Noriega family. Also noted as charter members are Harry Vildibill and Janet and Sue Moucha, according to BSAC officials. Reached in an interview yesterday, Knox, 82, talked about her long-time association with BSAC, which started as a club founded by Dr. Robert G. Greenwell a half-century ago. "I really …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is offering soccer clinics with professional Brazilian soccer player Edmar "Dismas" Amaral.
Children of all ages will learn the basics of soccer during a series of clinics at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. According to blogger Lori Bukaweski, associate executive director of BSAC, Brazilian soccer player Edmar "Dismas" Amaral will coach the Strikers Pride Soccer Academy, focusing on technique, goal keeping, striking and team building. To find out more, read Bukaweski's blog. If you have special interest, opinion or expertise, we invite you to blog on Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch. Just click here to start blogging.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The opening will take place Friday, Jan. 18 at noon.
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, together with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, will host an official ribbon cutting for the center's new Academic Enrichment Center Friday, Jan. 18 at noon at 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. The Academic Enrichment Center, made possible through funding from the Saunders Foundation and Colwill Engineering & Technologies, will house 10 iPad learning stations and a Smart Board. This new technology will offer innovative educational curriculum applications to the center's early childhood learning program, After-School All-Stars and summer camp programs and the TRIDENT program for intellectually disabled youth and adults, impacting more than 200 students per day. “The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center …
Friday, October 12, 2012
County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will make the presentation Saturday at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will present a commendation on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners to Olympian Chris Colwill at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. Brandon native Colwill, whose parents Chuck and Debbie live in Southoak in south Brandon, started diving in 1990 at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center. He attended Tampa Preparatory School and went on to join the swimming and diving team at the University of Georgia. He participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London. Colwill will conduct free diving clinics at the aquatic center, 405 Beverly Dr., Brandon, on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon for interested divers in the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The two-time Olympic diver from south Brandon will help develop the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center's Blue Wave diving program.
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon, has announced that two-time Olympic diver Chris Colwill has been hired to develop the new Blue Wave diving program. A resident of south Brandon, Colwill, 27, trained at BSAC from his early youth through his high school years at Tampa Preparatory School. He went on to attend the University of Georgia where he was the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association Diver of the Year, and earned medals at the NCAA Championships, Southeastern Conference Championships, U.S. Open, Canadian Cup and FINA World Championships. He participated in both the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Games. “I am truly excited to be back home, get back to my roots and help kids get …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
More than 200 participants were on hand for the event at Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
Despite near-storm conditions on Sunday, Sept. 9, children, families and athletes came out at 7 a.m. to participate in the first Dash and Splash Aquathon. More than 200 participants and 15 vendors were on hand for the event the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center hopes will become an annual tradition. The center credits Deb Peters, race director, and her team, along with volunteers, participants from all of BSAC programs and organizers Sue Gagain and Emily Zawlocki for the event's success. Sponsors were Platinum Bank, Westshore Pizza, Pivot Charter School, Brown's Trophies, Music Showcase, Skanska Builders, Hess Orthodontics, Publix, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Scuba Quest, Florida Business Interiors, Dr. Chip Scanlan, Braulio Vicente and Mike …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Niko Milosavljevic swims for The Blue Wave Swim Team.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
News Report Niko Milosavljevic, a swimmer for the Blue Wave Swim Team at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, placed third overall at the Zadar Marathon Swim in Croatia. Croatia is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. The country has hosted the Zadar Marathon Swim for 40 years. During the marathon, Milosavljevic swam from the island of Preko to the island of Zadar, completing the 3-mile swim in 57 minutes and 34 seconds. Finishing third overall in the men’s division, Milosavljevic is a 13-year-old student at Mulrennan Middle School. For more information on the Blue Wave Swim Team at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, call 813-689-0908.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Chris Colwill stopped by the center on Saturday to sign autographs before heading to London next week.
Thanks to Brandon native Chris Cowill, the area will be well represented when the 2012 Olympics in London get under way July 27. Colwill won a spot on the United States Olympic dive team with a picture-perfect performance in the men’s 3-meter springboard during the U.S. Olympic Trials June 24 in Federal Way, Wash. Before heading to London next week, Colwill, who now lives in Athens, Ga., paid a visit to his old training grounds, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Saturday to thank his supporters. Colwill said he knew the moment he'd hit the water after his dive at trials that he was headed to London. "It's my favorite dive and I always save it for the end because I know I can give it 110 percent," said Colwill in between signing photos…
Friday, July 6, 2012
A reception for Olympic diver Chris Colwill will take place Saturday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents will have a chance to meet Olympic diver Chris Colwill and purchase a signed Team Colwill T-shirt when the Brandon native visits his old training grounds, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. Colwill, who now lives in Athens, Ga., will be at the center Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to his father, Chuck, who lives in south Brandon. “We’re putting together a sendoff for him before he heads to London,” said Chuck Colwill. “It’s a chance for Chris to thank all the people who have been supporting him.” At age 27, Colwill, a Tampa Prep graduate who trained at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, is considered one of the top divers in the country. After high school, he went on to …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Swimmers Maddie Hess and Barbara Carabello have qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials next week.
It’s the chance of a lifetime for two Newsome High School students. Maddie Hess, 15 and Barbara Carabello, 16, are heading to Omaha next week to participate in the 2012 United States Team Olympic Trials in the hopes of making the U.S. Olympic swim team. “It’s a really big deal,” said head swim coach for the Brandon Bluewave swim program at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center in Brandon, Justin Corriea. “A lot of teams only take one swimmer to trials, and we’re taking two. We’re really proud of them.” Hess qualified for the trials in the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke while Carabello made the cut in the 100-meter butterfly. “We have swimmers swim for a lifetime trying to make this meet, and these two have made it while …