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  • Dr. Jane Katz

    Native New Yorker Dr. Jane Katz learned to swim at the insistence of her father, who prized water safety after nearly drowning himself.

  • Greg Louganis

    Twenty-five years ago at the Seoul Olympics, diver Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board, sustained a concussion ... and went on to win the gold. It’s that kind of fierce competitive spirit that fueled his swimming career, producing an impressive total of 17 gold medals — Olympics (four);...

  • Dr. Frank Pia

    Frank Pia’s influence is still seen today in lifeguard training and best practices at countless pools and beaches.

  • Janet Evans

    Her 2012 Olympic comeback was unsuccessful — she failed to get beyond the Olympic Trials preliminaries in either the 400-meter or 800-meter distances — but distance swimmer Janet Evans still shines like her four golden medals.

  • Dr. Tom Griffiths

    You’d think running a university aquatics program for 25 years would make you want to retire for good, but Dr. Tom Griffiths, founder of State College, Pa.-based Aquatic Safety Research Group, remains as engaged in aquatic issues as he always has be

  • Johnny Johnson

    If you want an Olympic swimmer in the family, try enrolling your child in Johnny Johnson's Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, Calif.

  • Larissa Rodriguez

    Larissa Rodriguez only learned to swim last year at age 40, and now she’s making waves across the aquatics industry

  • Terri Smith

    Through her work as an aquatic designer and president-elect of the Association of Aquatic Professionals, Terri Smith is bringing her extensive professional aquatics background to a national audience

  • Jennifer White

    For Jennifer White, swimming is all in the family. As a child, she was introduced to competitive swimming through a cousin who was an elite swimmer on the national level

  • Nick Neuman

    You could say Nick Neuman was born to be an aquatics industry leader