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Retired Olympic Swimmer

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Donna de Varona Biography

Donna de Varona was born April 26, 1947 in San Diego, California and is a former American swimmer of Mexican and Irish ancestry.

De Varona was the youngest swimmer to compete at the 1960 Summer Olympics, while at the following Olympics, she won gold medals in the 400 meter individual medley and as a member of the 400 meter freestyle relay. In her career, she set 18 different swimming records, as she retired shortly after the 1964 Olympics.

In 1965, de Varona signed a contract with ABC, which made her the first female sportscaster in television history. She served as Late night host of both the 1984 Winter Olympics and the 1984 Summer Olympics. She did anchor the Los Angeles Olympics with Jim Lampley and served as both a Play-by-Play announcer for Synchronized Swimming and as a color analyst for Swimming in the women's category. She also served as a Correspondent for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. In addition, she was a political activist in favor of the Title IX entitlement program. She helped to establish the Women's Sports Foundation, where she served as their first president from 1976 to 1984.

De Varona, a 1986 graduate of UCLA, is the older sister of actress Joanna Kerns, who played Maggie Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. Her Aunt is silent film actress Miriam Cooper.



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