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Attended New York City's public schools and swam in its public pools. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at the City College of New York, her Master's Degree at New York University, and her Doctorate in Education degree in Gerontology at Columbia University.
One of the nation's leading authorities on Aquatics captured the gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle in the World Masters Swimming Competition in Indianapolis.
At age 13, she was a member of the U.S. swim team, which competed in the Maccabiah Games, and in 1964 participated in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where she helped pioneer the acceptance of synchronizes swimming as an Olympic event.
As Professor of Health and Physical Education at the City University of New York on staff since1964, has taught thousands of students from all ethnic backgrounds and of varying ages and levels. After many years on staff at the Bronx Community College, she is currently based at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she teaches fitness and swimming to New York City's Police and Firefighters. She has also coordinated Aquatic Survival Training Clinics for the U.S. Military at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Her achievements as a Masters long-distance, competitive, synchronized and fin swimmer have earned her National, All-American and International Championships. She has been recognized for her work as an educator, physical fitness innovator, and author.
She has been a Water Safety Instructor Trainer for the American National Red Cross for three decades, and has been a consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She is a member of the New York State Governor's Council of Lifetime Health, Fitness and Sports,and has received the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President's Council. She was appointed by the International Swimming Hall of Fame to serve on its International Congress Board of Directors.
Through her clinics and demonstrations, as well as TV appearances, has been able to reach virtually everyone from the novice water exerciser to the experienced swimmer.
As a Professor of Health and Physical Education in the City University of New York (CUNY), has taught thousands of people from all ethnic backgrounds, skills and ages who have attended Bronx Community College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, to swim farther, faster, and better.
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