Ian LeMeistre is a junior at the University of Texas where he is pursuing a degree in Biology. LeMeistre is a 6’3″ mid-distance swimmer from San Antonio, Texas where he attended high school at Alamo Heights. He signed with the Longhorns after winning the 200 freestyle at the Texas UIL Class 4A State Championships and finishing as the runner-up in the 100 backstroke. He signed on the same day as local standout and current Texas swimmer, John Murray. Having been friends for a long time the two were excited for the opportunity to train and push one another in practice. Born Oct. 27, 1993 LeMeistre is a big San Antonio Spurs fan, and he also has three siblings. He’s both athletic and artistic – he plays the cello as well as the guitar, and he even has his own garage band. His father, Charles, also swam for the Longhorns in the 1970s. During LeMeistre’s signing ceremony his senior year, he even wore a Texas shirt from that time period. He also has other ties with the university – his grandfather, Charles, was a chancellor of UT and president M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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At the 2013 Big 12 Championships LeMeistre finished 12th in the 200 freestyle preliminaries, and he also competed in the exhibition heats for the 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke.
LeMeistre sat out his sophomore season.
Swimming as a junior LeMeistre competed at the 2015 Big 12 Championships. He swam the 200 backstroke, pushing a best time. LeMeistre also swam the 100 backstroke in a time that would’ve qualified for the ‘A’ final.
In his high school years LeMeistre was an Academic All-American. He’s switched around his events, competing anything nationally from backstroke and IM to mid-distance. He was the 2012 Texas UIL Class 4A state champion in the 200 freestyle and he also finished third in the 100 backstroke.