Between our founding partners we learned to swim, competed and coached in the Borough of Rutherford. We all have a strong connection to Rutherford and are excited about the opportunity to utilize our expertise and experience to cultivate an expansive and respected swimming community. A swimming community that tirelessly supports its members and continuously tries to improve upon itself.

The Board of Trustees

President & CEO: Michael A. Lazzara

  • Certified Pool Operator, Lifeguard, Lifeguard Management, First Aid, CPR, and AED Instructor.

  • Water Safety Instructor

  • New Jersey Pool Director

  • Master Degree in Education from Saint Peter's University

  • Bachelor Degree in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University 

Vice President & CFO: Christopher J. Dunn 

  • Certified Pool Operator

  • Bachelor Degree in Political Science from The College of New Jersey 

  • Master of Business Administration The College of New Jersey (2021)


Aquatic Fitness: Fran Forenza

  • Our lead Aquatic Fitness Instructor. 

  • Fitness instructor for over 40 years teaching Aerobics, Kickboxing, Zumba, and Spin Classes.

  • Personal trainer for over 30 years teaching individual and group training.

  • With Fran's experience we are excited to build an extensive water exercise and fitness plan dedicated to youth, adult, and senior fitness.

Adult Swim School: Brian Fagan 

Triathlon Training: Andres Herrera

Masters Swim Coach: Mike Gemelli

"Our Buddies" Swim Instructor: Megan Wofsky

Rutherford Stingrays Coach: Ralph Rivera

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The Rutherford Swim Association is committed strongly to improving our community and engaging with all populations. The entire management team at the Rutherford Swim Association has experience either serving or actively participating in the Rutherford Community.

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