Joe Lazzaro

A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007

Joe Lazzaro, born in 1927, was a member of the Iceberg Club, a group of Coney Island cold-water-bathing enthusiasts, from 1971 until the club disbanded in 2007. He continues to spend time at the beach every day, often accompanied by his grandchildren. He remembers the history of the club , its members, and the positive effects of cold-water swimming. He also recalls riding the Parachute Jump in two different locations - first as a child at the World's Fair in 1939, and then as an adult in Coney Island.