Katz Out Of The Bag And Into The Water

Katz Out Of The Bag And Into The Water

At the age of 70, there is seemingly no slowing down of Dr. Jane Katz, recipient of a Certificate of Merit from the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

At the 19th Maccabiah Games, she won 13 medals – including 11 individual victories – after participating in every Maccabiah Games since 1957.

I hadn’t done this kind of speed for the past half dozen years,” explained Dr. Katz to Renee Ghert-Zand of the Sisterhood.

There are different reasons why I swam so fast. I think it had to do with the great new pool, and we were wearing those fast suits that can take an entire team to help get on. And, of course, I trained for this event. But I also think it’s about older being better. I’m swimming smarter, pacing myself so I wouldn’t die at the end of my races. There’s wisdom in old age.”



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