Jane Katz

Dr. Jane Katz

Professor of Health and Physical Education | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Dr. Katz is an Olympic swimmer, health advocate, and a longtime professor of health and physical education at the City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Taught from a young age that swimming was both a transformative sport and a crucial part of personal safety, she began swimming competitively, going on to participate in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and several Maccabiah Games. Dr. Katz holds numerous records and championship titles in FINA World Masters, United States Masters, and Pan-American Masters synchronized, freestyle, and relay swimming events, and has held leadership roles in the United States Maccabiah Games and United States All-American Masters swim teams for decades. She holds a Doctor of Education in gerontology and a Master of Education in therapeutic recreation for aging from the Columbia University Teachers College and has authored numerous books and aquatic fitness routines for participants of all ages. Dr. Katz is the creator of W.E.T.S for Vets and K.A.R.E., aquatic therapy programs for veterans and youth exiting the justice system, and a fierce advocate for the equalizing and healing power of aquatic fitness.

Star Treatment

Dr. Katz sat down with Star Jones to discuss her career and its highlights.

Times Square Feature

Dr. Katz’ accomplishments and Marquis listee status were celebrated in a Times Square feature.

Jane Katz

Marquis Insight Magazine

Dr. Katz answered questions about her professional path and goals in the third edition of Marquis Insight Magazine.

Who's Who of Professional Women

As a trailblazer for women in athletics, Dr. Katz was featured in Marquis Who’s Who of Professional Women.

Marquis Humanitarian Award

In recognition of her work on behalf of others, Dr. Katz was presented the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Who's Who in the World

A global press release announces Dr. Katz’ selection for Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

Who's Who in America

A national press release celebrates Dr. Katz’ selection for Marquis Who’s Who in America.



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