View Full Version : Cheers to a true swimming legend...

Sam Perry
August 27th, 2007, 11:09 PM
I thought y'all might like to see this. If you don't know who Tex is, think about him every time you do a flip turn. He was a great man, and if you ever saw him swim well into his 90's he was an inspiration to watch and know.


August 28th, 2007, 10:12 AM
Tex was great.

August 29th, 2007, 11:44 AM
thanks for sharing this
Tex was a remarkable person




Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:01:25 -0500
From: Ted Doyle <TDoyle@swst.com>

would you mind contacting as many folks as possible who will
not be in attendance (Rolland Baker, etc.)and solicit their stories
about Tex; emails of these would be great and selective stories could be
read (please print these all stories and tributes so they can be posted
for everyone to read);
* Spencer, please get this same request out to the network for
folks to email you their stories and tributes; if you would please fwd
them to me no later than Friday morning;
* does anyone have email addresses for: Adolf Kiefer, Ralph
Flanagan and Eddie Gilbert (Ed plans to be there Friday night).

Please don't hesitate to call or email with any suggestions or ideas as
they will be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you all Friday night!

Hook 'em and Attawaytogo!


August 29th, 2007, 08:48 PM
When we swam together last, a few USMS Nationals ago, I told Tex that I had been a music student at Texas from 1946-49, but was too involved with my French Horn practicing, playing, and tutorship to try out for the swim team. I was just out of the army and far from home in Indiana. Tex's reply was WE NEEDED YOU FOR THE RELAY! He was a great guy, but my favorite coach there was the, then, 90 year old Professor of Greek who was the tennis coach. His name might have been Pinnick.

August 30th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Burnet Texas is a fine small town and they host the Tex Robertson invitational high school meet every fall at their indoor pool. Tex's other grandson swims for Burnet High School. Great kids, great family, and huge to central Texas swimming.