BSAC celebrates 50th anniversary

Bloomingdale High School’s Mitch Nelson practices at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, which is turning 50.

Times (2011)

Bloomingdale High School’s Mitch Nelson practices at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center, which is turning 50.

A diving demonstration from the newly formed Team Colwill Diving will highlight Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center's 50th anniversary celebration Saturday.

The diving team is led by two-time Olympian Chris Colwill, who grew up training at the center, and it consists of beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes. The diving exhibition begins at 11 a.m.

Before that, there will be a commemoration ceremony at 10 a.m. with Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham among the local dignitaries expected to offer remarks.

An open house for summer camp registration will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There also will be carnival games, food and an open swim period from 2 to 5 p.m.

Established in May 1963, the center now serves more than 800 children per day through its array of sports and after- school and early childhood programs.

The center is currently the home of Team TRIDENT, a physical education and academic program for intellectually disabled adults and youth.

BSAC celebrates 50th anniversary 04/18/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 3:21pm]

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