April 26, 1947
was born in San Diego, California. Her goal in life was to swim. At
13,she was the youngest Olympic member of the U.S. team in 1960. Four
years later when she swam in the 1964 games she won two gold medals.
By the time she was 17 she managed to break 18 world records in swimming
and was named the Female Athlete of the Year.
1965 ABC hired her as their first female network sportscaster. She
won many honors for her swimming and her broadcasting. In 1974 Donna
helped found the Women's Sports Foundation, a charitable educational
orgainization dedicated to ensuring equal access to participation
and leadership opportunities for all girls and women in sports and
fitness. Donna is currently married to John Pinto, a lawyer
and businessman, and they have two children, John David and Joanna.
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