Robert Strauss

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Robert Strauss during the 10 km Swim Miami event
Robert Strauss and his son Jonathan Strauss at Swim Miami
Discover Swimming by former world-class swimmer Robert Strauss

Robert Strauss is a coach and director for Swim Gym. He competed in the 1971 Pan American Games and the 1972 Munich Olympic Games for his native Mexico.

Coaching Career Highlights

  • After retirement from pool competition, he has taught swimming and coached both swimming and water polo in southern Florida since 1973.
  • By 2011 more than 45,000 students, 80% non-swimmers when they first started their lessons, have become safer, and competent in the pool and in the ocean. Coach Strauss’ experience is clearly reflected by every teacher trained with swim gym innovative cutting edge techniques; everyone has the passion and excitement required in a program in which the progress of every participant is measurable.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

Fastest Solo 100 km Open Water Swim

Pablo Fernández Álvarez swam the Fastest Solo 100 km Open Water Swim, called the Century Swim in the Gulf Stream, a record-setting current-assisted marathon swim where he used jammers, escort kayakers and a swim streamer on 30 July 2019 off the eastern coast of Florida near the city of Jupiter.


He authored the book, Discover Swimming, in September 2012.


He received the 2019 Virginia Hunt Newman Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Swim Miami Videos

Pablo Fernández Álvarez in the Gulf Stream

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