Jane Katz, PhD

Jane Katz, PhD


Jane Katz, PhD

Writer, WebMD, Inc.

As a member of the 1964 U.S. Synchronized Swimming Performance Team in Tokyo, Jane Katz, PhD, helped pioneer the acceptance of synchronized swimming as an Olympic event. In 1994, she won the FINA World Masters Solo Synchronized Swimming Championship and the 400-meter Freestyle Championship in Montreal. In 1998, she won the U.S. Masters National Swimming Championship in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. In May 1999, Katz received the Outstanding Aquatic Achievement Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

A former professor of physical education at the City University of New York, she teaches fitness and swimming to New York City police and firefighters at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Katz developed the aquatic program W.E.T. (Water Exercise Techniques) to aid her rehabilitation after being injured in a car accident in 1979. She is the author of Your Water Workout: No-Impact Aerobic and Strength Training from Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and More; Swimming for Total Fitness: A Progressive Aerobic Program; The W.E.T. Workout: Water Exercise Techniques to Help You Tone Up and Slim Down Aerobically; The New W.E.T. Workout: Water Exercise Techniques for Strengthening, Toning and Lifetime Fitness; and Water Fitness During Your Pregnancy.