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.

Run for the USSSA Board of Directors
Would you like to share your time and talents with this great Association? Run for a seat on the Board of Directors!  The October 2021 BOD Election will include a vote for 1 Vice President and 3 Directors. If you would like to run for an open position, complete the application form here. More details regarding qualifications and duties are listed on the application.

Candidates are presented to members at the 2021 National Conference where they will then be elected through member vote. Members who are unable to attend National Conference will vote electronically prior to the conference. Introduction videos will be made available in lieu of the live presentations at National Conference.

Application deadline is August 4, 2021.
Your 2019-2021 Board of Directors are as follows:

John Kirk
President – elected 2019
Little Otter Swim School
8200 Tower Point Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 846-7946
johnkirk [at]

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

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

Karen Clay
Board Member – elected 2019
SwimWest Swim School
1001 Deming Way
Madison, WI  53717
(608) 831-6829
Karen [at]

Brad Grzelka
Board Member – elected 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]

Lisa M. Zarda
Executive Director – hired 2017
US Swim School Association
4815 E Carefree Hwy, Ste 108-480
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 447-4987
lisa [at]