Dr. Jane Katz

Title: Professor Emeritus of Health
and Physical Education

 
Company: John Jay College
of Criminal Justice, CUNY

 
Location: New York, New York
United States
 
 

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • “Against the Tide” Benefit, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (honorary chair, 1999-2004)
  • Administration on Aging (trainee, 1971-1972)
  • Alliance for Health Conference, New York Presbyterian Hospital (annually, 1970-1980)
  • Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. (events for women sports)
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Aquatic Coalition of New York (board of directors)
  • Aquatics International (special advisory board member)
  • City College of New York Athletic Varsity Hall of Fame (nominating committee, 2002)
  • City College of New York Townsend Harris Award (selection committee, academic honor award, 1995)
  • CUNY Conference, New York Academy of Medicine (spokesperson, 2005)
  • Disability International Foundation (keynote speaker, 2003)
  • Fifty-Plus Fitness Association, Stanford University (fitness ambassador, 2004-2005) (presenter, “As we Age and Swim”)
  • Fitness Swimmer Magazine (contributor)
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Winter Garden Annual Event (goodwill ambassador, 2004-2005)
  • International Congress Member (advisory board)
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, FL(board of directors, 2002)
  • Internet Aquatics, “Surf and Turf” exercise program (creator)
  • Leukemia Society of America (created aquatic exercises for clinics)
  • Lincoln Square Neighborhood Senior Center (community board member)
  • Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee 1984 (publicity committee)
  • National Council on Women’s Health (1979-Present)
  • National Fitness Leader Association (member, contributor, presentations)
  • National Pool and Spa Institute (contributor)
  • New York Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (member, contributor, Honoree: Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • New York State Governors Council on Lifetime Fitness and Sports, Area of Expertise: Aquatics
  • President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (consultant)
  • The American National Red Cross (water safety instructor trainer)
  • Underwater Society of America (champion finswimming competitor)
  • United States Committee Sports for Israel (director, women’s swimming committee)
  • United States Olympic Committee (NY 2012 bid committee)
  • USA Swimming Education Committee (member)
  • W.E.T.s 4 VETS (Water Exercise Techniques for Veterans program creator)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine (guest faculty on “Update your medicine committee,” 1980-Present)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation (celebrity athlete, 1985-2008)
  • Women’s Leadership Calendar (spokesperson, 2006)
  • Women’s Medical Association at Weill-Cornell (presentations)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Featured Member, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020, 2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Participant, 1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, (U.S. Performance Synchronized Swimming Team)
  • Honoree, Legends of the Maccabiah, New York Athletic Club, NY, NY (2018)
  • Honoree, Harold Martin Award for Program Every Child A Swimmer, International Swimming Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Honoree, Administrator, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Teaching Award, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, John Jay College (2014)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (2014)
  • Inductee, John Jay Athletics College Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Named, Distinguished Educator, Alumni Association City College of New York (2012)
  • Honoree, Fitness Award, Fitness Education Committee, United States Masters Swimming (2011)
  • Honoree, National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (2011)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Merit, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Recipient, June Krauser Communication Award, United States Masters Swimming (2011)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Faculty Award, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (2010)
  • Recipient, New York Post Liberty Medal, Educator of the Year Award, Kids Aquatic Re-Entry for Youth At Risk Juvenile Justice Program (2008)
  • Eponym, Dr. Jane Katz Cross-Training Award, United States Water Fitness Association (2005)
  • Voted, One of the 25 Most Powerful People in the World of Aquatics, Aquatics International Magazine (2005)
  • Named, Women’s Swim Coach the Year, NCAA Division III, CUNY Athletic Conference (2003-2004)
  • Inductee, Metropolitan Swimming Hall of Fame, Eisenhower Park, NY (2003)
  • Eponym, Dr. Jane Katz Natatorium, Children’s Better Health Institute, Indianapolis, IN (2001)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Disability International Foundation (2001)
  • Honoree, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, New York City Public School Athletic League (2000)
  • Named, Outstanding Teacher of the Year, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (1999-2000)
  • Recipient, Award, Public School Athletic League Girls and Women in Sports Day, New York, NY (2000)
  • Recipient, Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur (FINA), Certificate of Merit, Swimmer and Promoter of Aquatic Sports  (2000)
  • Recipient, Tsunami Spirit Award for Dedication and Work in the Field of Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute (1999)
  • Named, YMCA Celebrity Athlete, Madison Square Garden (1999)
  • Honoree, The Women’s Sports Foundation 20th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Dinner (1999)
  • Honoree, Paragon Award for Recreational Swimming, International Swimming Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Lifetime Leadership Award, Federation Internationale Natation Amateur (1999)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement for Recreational Swimming Award, International Swimming Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Recipient, Paragon Award for Outstanding Contributions in Recreational Swimming, International Swimming Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Honoree, “Spend a Day with Jane Katz,” National Forum for the Advancement of Aquatics (1997)
  • Named, Top 100 Best of Aquatics, Aquatics International (1997)
  • Recipient, National Meritorious Aquatic Council Award, AAHPERD (Now SHAPE America) (1997)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Aquatic Exercise Association (1996)
  • Named, Outstanding Honoree, Trey Whitfield Foundation, “Diversity and Special Needs,” Brooklyn, NY (1995)
  • Named, Outstanding Physical Educator, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1994)
  • Recipient, Annual Council Award, CUNY Council of Chairpersons of Physical Education (1994)
  • Recipient, CUNY Physical Education Outstanding Service Award, Kingsborough Community College (1994)
  • Recipient, New York’s Finest Champion Award, Police Benevolent Association (1993)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award in Aquatic Fitness, United States Aquatic Fitness Association (1992)
  • Recipient, Dr. Jane Katz Fitness Swimming Award, United States Water Fitness Association (1991)
  • Named, United States National Fin Swimming Athlete of the Year, Underwater Society of America (1990)
  • Recipient, Townsend Harris Academic Medal, City College of New York (1988-1989)
  • Named, One of America’s Ten Healthy Americans, Fitness Leaders Academic Award, United States Jaycees (1987)
  • Recipient, Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award, President’s Council on Physical Fitness (1987)
  • Listee, Personalities of America: Honoring America’s Leaders (1978-1979)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Merit, Seward Park High School Alumni Association (1978)
  • Honoree, Athletic Hall of Fame for Swimming, City College of New York (1976)
  • First Female Inductee, Hall of Fame Award, City College of New York Athletic Varsity Association (1976)
  • Recipient, First Place, Women’s Mile Swim, Atlantic City, NJ (1976)
  • Named, World Renowned City College of New York Alumni of the Twentieth Century
  • Recipient, Numerous Grants

Publications:

  • Author, Book, “Swimming for Total Fitness, A Complete Program for Swimming Stronger, Faster, and Better,” Broadway Books/Random House, New York (1981-Present)
  • Author, Book, “Exercícios Aquáticos na Gravidez,” Portuguese, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005)
  • Author, Book, “Natacion Para Todos (Swimming for Everyone),” Spanish, Tutor, Madrid, Spain (2004)
  • Author, Book, “Your Water Workout: No-Impact Aerobic and Strength Training from Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and More,” Broadway Books, NY (2003)
  • Author, Book, “Ejercicios en el Aqua Para Todos (Exercises in the Water for Everyone),” Tutor, Madrid, Spain (2000)
  • Author, Book, “Water Fitness During your Pregnancy,” Translated into Korean (1999)
  • Contributor, Encyclopedia Britannica, “Take the Plunge: Swimming for Health,” Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine (1997)
  • Author, Book, “The New W.E.T. Workout (Water Exercise Techniques),” Facts on File, New York (1996)
  • Author, Book, “The All-American Aquatic Handbook: Your Passport to Lifetime Fitness,” Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA (1996)
  • Author, Book, “The Aquatic Handbook for Lifetime Fitness,” Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA (1996)
  • Author, Book, “Water Fitness During Your Pregnancy,” Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL (1995)
  • Co-Author, “Swimming for Total Fitness,” with Nancy P. Bruning, Doubleday, New York (1993)
  • Author, Book, “Swim 30 Laps in 30 Days: A World Master’s Program for Swimming Farther, Faster and Better,” Putnam, New York, NY (1991)
  • Author, Book, Fitness Works! TM , A Blueprint for Lifelong Fitness, Leisure Press, Champlain, IL (1988)
  • Author, Book, The W.E.T. Workout ® (Water Exercise Techniques), Facts on File, New York (1985)
  • Author, Book, “Swim through Your Pregnancy,” Doubleday, New York, NY (1983)
  • Author, Book, Swimming for Total Fitness: A Progressive Aerobic Program (with Nancy P. Bruning), Doubleday, New York, NY (1981)

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