Carl Robie

Carl Joseph Robie III (May 12, 1945 – November 29, 2011) was an American swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.[1]

Carl Robie
Personal information
Full nameCarl Joseph Robie III
Nickname(s)"The Philadelphia Flyer"
National teamUnited States
Born(1945-05-12)May 12, 1945
Darby, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 29, 2011(2011-11-29) (aged 66)
Sarasota, Florida
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight161 lb (73 kg)
ClubSuburban Seahawks Club
College teamUniversity of Michigan

At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Robie received a silver medal for his second-place finish in the men's 200-meter butterfly. Four years later at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, he won a gold medal for winning the men's 200-meter butterfly. Robie broke the world record in men's 200-meter butterfly four times during his career, including twice on the same day in August 1962.

Robie practiced civil trial law in Sarasota, Florida.[1] He was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1976.[2]

Robie died at the age of 66 on November 29, 2011.[1]

See also


  1. "Carl Robie Passes Away at 66 Archived 2011-12-09 at the Wayback Machine," (November 30, 2011). Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Carl Robie (USA). Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carl Robie". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Carl Robie (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Obituary Archive – Carl Robie, The Philadelphia Flyer, Passes Away at 66

Preceded by

Mike Troy
Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry
Men's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder (long course)

August 19, 1961 – February 20, 1962
August 11, 1962 – October 23, 1962
March 18, 1963 – March 29, 1964
Succeeded by

Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry

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