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A rising senior at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, Maurer is following in his father’s footsteps. Erik Maurer was also a star at Loyola thirty years ago when he won three titles at the Illinois High School State Championships. He then went on to swim at Stanford where he met Luke’s mother, Lea Loveless Maurer, who became a two-time Olympic gold medalist and American record-holder in the 100m backstroke. She was also head coach of the Stanford women’s swimming and diving team from 2005 to 2012.
The 6’7” Maurer specializes in the 100/200 free, both of which he won at 2019 IHSA Boys Swimming & Diving Championships last February. He went 1:37.33 to win the 200 free with an 8/10 margin and 44.33 to win the 100 free by 4/10. He also led off the 12th-place 200 free relay (20.79) and anchored the 12th-place 400 free relay (44.38).
Maurer swims year-round for Nasa Wildcat Aquatics. He was runner-up in the 100 free (49.90) and took fifth in the 50 free (23.27), seventh in the 200 free (1:52.66) and seventh in the 400 free (3:59.22) at 2019 Speedo Junior Nationals. In short-course season he won the 500 free (4:21.05), was runner-up in the 100 free (44.00), and was third in the 200 free (1:36.33) at the 2019 NCSA Spring Championship.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.29
- 100 free – 44.00
- 200 free – 1:36.33
- 500 free – 4:21.05
- 200 back – 1:46.62
- 200 IM – 1:49.71
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