Tex Robertson Athlete

Julian "Tex" Robertson (April 23, 1909 – August 27, 2007) was an Olympic bronze medalist for the 1932 US Water Polo team and former swimming coach for the University of Texas. He is best known for inventing the flip turn. Tex Robertson was born April 23, 1909 in Sweetwater, Texas. While young, he learned to swim in a nearby creek and often practice his technique in a horse trough. He attended the University of Michigan where he was a starting varsity swimmer and won the NCAA Big Ten championships. While attending Michigan, he participated in the 1932 Summer Olympics as a member of the US Olympic Water Polo team. The International Swimming Hall of Fame credits Tex with the invention of the flip-turn, a pivotal technique used by all modern swimmers, while he was training Adolph Kiefer for the 1936 Summer Olympics in which Kiefer went on to win a gold medal for the back stroke. In 1935, Tex founded the swimming team at the University of Texas. While he coached from 1935–1950, the University of Texas swim team won every Southwest Conference Swimming Championship. Robertson founded Camp Longhorn with his wife Pat in 1939 on Inks Lake in Burnet, Texas.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 23rd, 1909
Date of death
August 27th, 2007 at age of 98
Place of death


1. University of Michigan Colleges/University

The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
Official web page www.umich.edu
Wikipedia article
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