Donna DeVarona was the youngest swimmer to participate in the Olympic Games in 1960. She won the Gold in the 1964 Olympic Games in the 400-metre individual medley and as a member of the 400-metre freestyle relay.


Over the course of her career she set 18 records and she retired just after the 1964 Olympics.


Donna currently serves on the executive board of Special Olympics International and is a member of the International Olympic Committee Women and Sports Commission. She is also a member of the International Fair Play Committee, and was appointed to the United States Department of State's empowerment of girls and women through sports council.