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October 7th, 2011, 07:06 AM

a bit about Tex and the race... Tex swam masters events in his late 80s

cut-and-pasted from the internet - THE American Swimming Association LLC, an Austin-based organization, is pleased to announce that the world's only open water swimming stage race is being re-named to honor the memory of Julian "Tex" Robertson.

The 2009 Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge will be October 21-25 with its five stages held respectively in Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, and Lake Travis. The Inks Lake Stage will also be named in Tex Robertson's honor and will be called Tex's Darn Challenge.

Tex Robertson, a former University of Texas head men's swimming and diving coach and 2003 International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee made a huge impact on the sport of swimming not only in Texas, but Internationally.

A tireless supporter and promoter of the sport, Robertson was credited with inventing the flip turn. In his thirteen years as coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, Tex won 13 Conference Championships. Robertson left U.T. in 1950 to run Camp Longhorn, which he founded in 1939.

October 8th, 2011, 11:36 AM
I've always enjoyed this autumn week of swimming and hanging around in Austin... but unfortunately won't be making it this year.

Have fun!

October 8th, 2011, 01:08 PM
thanks david - annie, daisy and i have a very enjoyable week planned for this stage swim.

lake travis will be low with the 2011 drought and i am very curious about lake buchanan.

I'll post a swim wrap-up.

August 30th, 2012, 10:54 AM
bump -

The 2012 series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, - Sunday, October 28. This is a great experience but obviously a commitment of time and money.

http://www.highlandlakeschallenge.com/ (http://www.highlandlakeschallenge.com/)

There some fantastic things to do following each swim daily. This is just a sample of things...

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock)
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/pedernales-falls (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/pedernales-falls)
http://www.longhorncaverns.com/ (http://www.longhorncaverns.com/)