Robert Swenning

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Robert Swenning
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1924-07-25)July 25, 1924
Greenwich, Connecticut
Died November 8, 2012(2012-11-08) (aged 88)
Former partner Yvonne Sherman

Robert J. Swenning (July 25, 1924 – November 8, 2012) was an American figure skater. He was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. He originally competed in ice dance, winning the gold medal at the 1945 United States Figure Skating Championships with partner Kathe Mehl Williams. He later switched to pairs skating and teamed up with Yvonne Sherman. The duo won the 1947 U.S. title, placed fourth at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games, and finished fifth at that year's World Figure Skating Championship. He later paired with Agnes Tyson and won the bronze medal at the 1955 U.S. Championships.


(with Sherman)

Event 1947 1948
Winter Olympics 4th
World Championships 5th
North American Championships 2nd
U.S. Championships 1st 2nd

(with Tyson)

Event 1955
U.S. Championships 3rd

Ice Dance[edit]

(with Williams)

Event 1945
U.S. Championships 1st