Marquis Who’s Who is proud to honor it’s most distinguished listees based on their career longevity, philanthropic endeavors and lasting contributions to society. Out of 1.5 million biographees, only a small percentage are selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Among that prestigious group, a handful are chosen to represent Marquis in the Wall Street Journal. Congratulations to one of those prestigious few,  Dr. Jane Katz!

Dr. Jane Katz attributes her success to her parents, Dorothy and Leon Katz. As a teenager, her father nearly drowned.  Shortly thereafter, a newfound friend taught him how to swim.  From the time of this life-changing event, Leon was passionate about sharing his knowledge about swimming with everyone he met poolside.  In this spirit, Dr. Katz assumed her father’s mantle very early on.  At the tender age of seven, she witnessed a parent trying to teach his child how to swim.  A young Dr. Katz offered unsolicited advice with predictable results.  She now operates by the following motto: “Water is democratic; it works for everybody and is a great equalizer”.

The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor reserved for biographees who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions. One of the highest distinctions available through Marquis Who’s Who, the award entitles biographees to a listing on the Lifetime Achievers website alongside fellow honorees, as well as a professional announcement detailing induction.

Dr. Jane Katz was awarded the Federation Internationale de Natacion Amateur Certificate of Merit to honor her “dedication and contributions to the development of swimming ” in Sydney during the XXVII Olympiad in 2000, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition in 2006.  She was celebrated by the Legends of the Maccabiah of the NYAC in 2018 and has been selected for inclusion in several notable Who’s Who publications.

Over the course of four decades, Dr. Katz has authored 16 books and numerous articles in the field of aquatics, highlighting “water exercise techniques” (W.E.T.s)”, water therapy and aquatic safety.   

Dr. Katz has been involved with ISHOF for many years and received the Every Child Swimmer Award from ISHOF in 2016.

Congratulations Jane!

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