An officer within the unique military SEALs, an Olympian, a countrywide champion, the 1st swim trainer on the college of Texas, and the founding father of the nation's greatest summer season camp, Tex Robertson used to be a unprecedented person who driven the boundaries of what one guy can accomplish in a life-time. From his construction of the now-ubiquitous turn flip strategy as a swimmer at Michigan to his quite a few innovations at Camp Longhorn (including the Frisbee), the consequences are nonetheless felt this day from the lifetime of a guy who grew up in frontier West Texas and have become, via sheer strength of will, an influential determine in nation history.
To have an enormous influence in precisely one specialty will be awesome in itself, yet Tex Robertson impacted swimming, the U.S. army, natural world conservation, training, formative years camping out, and – via his connections with a number of Presidents – politics.
Featuring a foreword through former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, TEX: the daddy of Texas Swimming is 5 books in a single, every one detailing a side of a special and interesting life:
From Mudhole to Michigan – the tale of Tex the Swimmer
Longhorns and Frogmen – the tale of Tex the Coach
Attawaytogo – The Founding of Camp Longhorn
Political Bulldog – Tex and Politics
It basically Takes a Spark... – The Legacy of Tex Robertson