Life Enhancing Lessons from Sports
March 5, 2021

S1 E12: “Time, Place and Circumstance” feat. Donna de Varona

S1 E12: “Time, Place and Circumstance” feat. Donna de Varona

Swimming prodigy + Pioneering Female Broadcaster = Title 9 + Athlete Rights Advocate


John Moffet is joined by Donna de Varona, an Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, pioneering sports broadcaster, and history-making activist for women in sports. 

At age 13, Donna de Varona was the youngest member of the United States swimming team at the Olympic Games Rome 1960. She broke 18 world records by the age of 17 and won two gold medals when she competed in the 400-meter individual medley and the 4x100 freestyle relay at the Tokyo 1964 Games. 

On today’s episode of SPORTS + LIFE + BALANCE, Donna shares how her Olympics experience put her on the path to fight for women's participation in sports and athlete's rights at our nation's capital. 

Donna de Varona Profile Photo

Donna de Varona

Olympic Swimmer, Activist