USMS Award Recipient

U.S. Masters Swimming June Krauser Communications Award

Recipient: Jane Katz
Year: 2011
LMSC: Metropolitan

Jane had written more than a dozen books on swimming or aquatics, contributed to scores of periodicals, presented more than 100 lectures, and released four videos. In fact, her nomination included 21 pages of references. A quote from Jane’s nomination letter: “. . . I expected to be overwhelmed with information and reasoning and language and of course, be very impressed with the speaker’s knowledge. But as her talk went on, it was none of these. It was pleasant and engaging. It was informative, and about swimming and what was bringing us all together this particular evening. When she finished, I realized she had taken the obscure, the difficult, and the unfathomable, and made them understandable.” She was a remarkable ambassador for US Masters Swimming.