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Gold Medalist World Class Swimmer, Dr. Jane Katz will be featured in Top 50 Fearless Leaders IAOTP’s Publication

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Dr. Jane Katz, Educator, Author, National and world-class competitive and long-distance swimmer, was recently chosen to be featured in the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

(PRUnderground) August 16th, 2021

Dr. Jane Katz, Educator, Author, National and world-class competitive and long-distance swimmer, was recently chosen to be featured in the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While being selected to be published in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication, is an honor in itself, only 50 of the world’s most brilliant, courageous, inspirational professionals are selected for this distinction.

These special honorees are hand selected to share their stories of perseverance, resilience, passion and strength. They have made outstanding contributions to society; they have impacted their industries and are respected in their trades. A chapter will be dedicated to each honoree and the book is anticipated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2021.

Dr. Katz has exemplary brilliance in her field and has dedicated more than fifty-five years of her career to educating thousands of students about the benefits of water fitness. She was recognized in 2020 as Top Educator of the Year and Dr. Katz was inducted into IAOTP’s exclusive Hall of Fame. In addition to these merits, she was honored for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award and received the Educator of the Decade award.

Dr. Katz has demonstrated success as a Professor at John Jay College in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics where she teaches fitness and swimming to NY City’s Police and Firefighters. Dr. Katz’s impressive repertoire of many different roles have included educator, aquatics innovator, published author, coach, mentor and entrepreneur.  Her outstanding accomplishments have included being a member of the 1964 US Synchronized Swimming Performance Team in Tokyo, where Dr. Katz pioneered the acceptance of Synchronized Swimming as an Olympic Event.  Her achievements as a masters competitive, long-distance, synchronized and fin swimmer have earned her All-American and World Masters championships. From 1974-87 she was the US Masters Synchronized Swimming National Solo Champion. In 1989 Dr. Katz won gold medals in the Second World Masters Games in Denmark in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500-m freestyle.

In addition to her successful career as a Professor and Swimmer, Dr. Katz is a sought-after speaker and published author.  After being injured in a car accident when she was rammed by a drunk driver, her company, Global Aquatics (www.globalaquatics.com) was inspired and has since published over 14 books on swimming, fitness and exercising in the water.  Some articles include; Swimming for Total Fitness and Your Water Workout, and produced several DVDs on swimming for fun and fitness. Dr. Katz also sits on the advisory board of Aquatics International magazine, is a member of USA Swimming’s Education Committee and has been a consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports since 1981. In 2015 Dr. Katz launched WETs 4 VETS, a service for rehabilitating the mind, body and spirit of military veterans re-entering civilian life using holistic water exercise techniques. In 2007, Dr. Katz helped create the KARE (Kids Aquatic Re-Entry) Program, in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice to help troubled youth learn life’s lessons poolside.

Dr. Katz earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at the City College of New York, a master’s in Education Administration from New York University and both a master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation for Aging and her Doctor of Education Degree in Gerontology from Columbia University.

Throughout her illustrious career Dr. Katz has received numerous awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She graced the Front Cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was broadcast on the famous Reuters building in Times Square, New York City by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). In 2014, she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Presidents’ Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. In 2012 she received the Distinguished Educator Award from City College of New York and was inducted into the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2011 she received the US Masters Swimming Fitness Award and the USMS June Krauser Communications Award, at the United States Aquatics Sports Convention and was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Katz competed for the 13th time at the Maccabi Games in Israel and won 4 Gold Medals at the World Senior Games at Stanford University. In 2008 Dr. Katz won 7 gold medals at the Pan American Masters Maccabi Swim Championships in Argentina, and won the US Masters Swimming Short Course 200-yard Backstroke Championship in Austin Texas. In 2005 and 2004 Dr. Katz earned US Masters Swimming All American Status and was selected by Aquatics International Magazine as one of the 25 most powerful people in the world of Aquatics. Also, for 2004 Dr. Katz was named for the second time, Women’s Swimming coach of the Year by the City University of New York. She is noted as becoming the first woman to be admitted to the City College of New York Sports Hall of Fame and in 2000 at the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Katz was awarded the Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur Certificate of Merit to honor her lifetime of dedication and contribution to the development of the sport of swimming.

Looking back, Dr. Katz attributes her success to her perseverance, her mentors, especially her father who was a track and swim coach, and Dr. Katz has remained passionate in all her endeavors.  When not working, she enjoys travelling, reading, and swimming. For the future, she will continue making a difference in her students’ lives and people’s lives through her education and aquatics knowledge.

For more information on Dr. Katz please visit: www.globalaquatics.com

To view her Video Biography please click here:  https://youtu.be/WnAoTYqI_NY

About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More information on IAOTP please visit:   www.iaotp.com

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