The Association Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. It is made up of the following positions: President; Vice-President and five Members at large. Each Board Member is elected by the membership and holds their position for a three-year period. Board Members act as liaisons to the committee chairs of the Association.

If you would like to run for an open position, the 2019 Board of Directors Candidate Application form is now available. Deadline to apply is July 24, 2019 and more details regarding qualifications and duties are listed on the application.

Your 2019 Board of Directors are as follows:

John Kirk
President – elected 2015
Little Otter Swim School
8200 Tower Point Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 846-7946
johnkirk [at]

Tracy Koleber
Vice President – elected 2016 (appointed VP 2019)
Nitro Swimming
15506 D West Hwy 71
Bee Cave, TX 78734
(512) 861-7946
tracy [at]

Buffy Folise
Treasurer – elected 2018 (appointed Treasurer 2019)
Chicago Swim School
2020 E Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 870-7946
buffy [at]

Brad Grzelka
Board Member – appointed 2019
Atlanta Swim Academy
732 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 973-3120 x 555
brad [at]

Bobby Hazen
Board Member – elected 2018
2100 Dear Park Ave
Deer Park, NY 11729
bhazen [at]

Melissa Taylor
Board Member – elected 2018
Small Fish Big Fish Swim School
346 Pike Rd #3
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 818-7946
melissa [at]

Matt Young
Board Member – elected 2016
Hubbard Family Swim School
13832 N. 32nd St. Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 971-4044
matt [at]

Lisa M. Zarda
Executive Director – hired 2017
US Swim School Association
7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., STE 109
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 447-4987
lisa [at]