Rex Maurer Entered With Longhorn Aquatics For Longhorn Elite Invite

2024 LONGHORN ELITE INVITE

  • May 15-18, 2024
  • LCM (50 meters)
  • Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX
  • Psych Sheets

Stanford freshman Rex Maurer is entered this weekend at the Longhorn Elite Invite in Austin, Texas under the club swimming designation of Longhorn Aquatics (TXLA). Maurer was the #1 recruit coming out of high school and entered the transfer portal at the end of April.

This weekend in Austin, Maurer is entered in the 400 free (#3 seed), 200 free (#5 seed), and 200 IM (#6 seed). Maurer looks to earn a spot for the 2024 Paris Olympics at US Olympic Trials next month in Indianapolis.

Last summer, Maurer missed making the 2023 World Championships team for the US by just over two seconds in the 400 freestyle as he swam to a 5th place finish. He also was 12th in the 200 IM and 17th in the 200 free. Instead, he represented the US last fall at the U23 Championships in Ireland at the beginning of August finishing 3rd in the LCM 400 freestyle swimming a personal best of a 3:47.63.

Maurer spent his freshman NCAA season with Stanford, which is on the quarter system. He is currently not taking classes in the spring quarter which has an end date of June 11th, just four days before Trials begin in Indianapolis. While at Stanford, he made three Pac-12 ‘A’ finals and went on to earn an individual invite to the 2024 NCAA Championships. There he finished 30th in the 400 IM (3:44.58), 31st in the 500 free (4:16.69), and 38th in the 200 back (1:43.00).

Rex is the younger brother of Luke Maurer who also entered the transfer portal this offseason. Luke entered as a graduate transfer. They are the sons of USC head coach Lea Maurer.

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Long Strokes
12 days ago

McDonald and Kharun didn’t follow Bob because they already won a chip. Now Rex wants a piece of the action!

Curious
12 days ago

Curious why these Two Mauer boys don’t go train with their mother at USC since she is such a great coach? How is it no one is bringing that up? We all know academics at USC is amazing, so why not just go to USC and check all the boxes vs Texas? Bob isn’t even there right now.

Tomek
Reply to  Curious
11 days ago

It is commonly known that many swimmers would prefereed not to be coached by their parents

MIKE IN DALLAS
12 days ago

The joys of life in the post-NCAA DI Championships just keep getting bigger and bigger!
. . . And seems that yet another male swimmer has seen the light and begun to count the cost of a lost year or maybe three, and moving to Austin.
It’s a sight I can only relish!

Justin Pollard
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
12 days ago

Damn, man, it looks like UT really hit the jackpot!

RealCrocker5040
12 days ago

Can’t wait for Shaine Casas to go a 50.00 at this meet and then sell at Olympic Trials with a 58.00 in the heats

I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
12 days ago

Why is Dan Schemmel still the Stanford men’s coach lol

Diehard
Reply to  I miss the ISL (Go dawgs)
12 days ago

Stanford 8th and Georgia Dawgs 11th! Why don’t you ask about why their coach isn’t being fired? It is easy being a Monday morning QB!

Slower Than You
12 days ago

Ahh, there’s the bi-weekly validation for all “stanford fraud” commentors. I was getting worried for a second.

Swimmer
Reply to  Slower Than You
12 days ago

Does that include the bi-weekly lack of success from Stanford coached swimmers? Or is that separate

RMS
Reply to  Swimmer
12 days ago

The women’s team had a great NCAAs and Huske has had a phenomenal redshirt year thus far.

Shane Maximus
Reply to  RMS
12 days ago

This is the truth re: Stanford Women at NCAAs and Huske.

Last edited 12 days ago by Shane Maximus
PFA
12 days ago

Well I’m now about 51% sure where rex is going to possibly transfer to…if he does

Last edited 12 days ago by PFA
bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  PFA
12 days ago

Isn’t it crazy that just because he’s in the portal & in Austin over the summer leading into Trials, it could mean nothing? I was so sure McDonald and Kharun would follow Bob, but they went their own path. This makes me wonder where Luke is training right now.

PFA
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
12 days ago

Yep same with Luca. Does this mean he’s going to Austin now to train with bowman for trials then going back to UGA in the fall?

chickenlamp
Reply to  PFA
12 days ago

The portal’s closed now I think. So if he wasn’t already in the portal he must not be trying to transfer to Texas

HOO love
Reply to  chickenlamp
12 days ago

He and his brother are both in the portal

chickenlamp
Reply to  HOO love
12 days ago

Rex and Luke are, but not Luca Urlando (that we know of)

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  PFA
12 days ago

That would be my assumption. I think completing Georgia is higher on his list than most people think.

Swimfan27
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
12 days ago

Is Kharun not following him?

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Swimfan27
12 days ago

I don’t think he’s entered the portal, so I would guess no.

Old Swim Coach
Reply to  PFA
12 days ago

This is a good take. I feel the same.

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