Lea Maurer

2022-2023 NCAA Women’s Power Rankings: Pre-Season Edition

It should come as no surprise—the Virginia women rank #1 in our pre-season NCAA power rankings.

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USC’s Lea Maurer Previews the Upcoming 2022-23 Season for the Trojans

Lea Maurer joins the SwimSwam podcast a couple weeks into her first year as the “Peter Daland Endowed Swimming Coach Chair,” aka Head Coach, at USC.

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USC Rounds Out Swimming Coaching Staff With 11x All-American Brooks Fail

Arizona alum Brooks Fail stays in the PAC-12 for his first coaching job, joining the USC staff as an assistant swim coach.

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After Semester at USC, Pac-12 Champion Caroline Pennington Enters Transfer Portal

Pennington only competed for USC for a semester, and ended up dropping 15 seconds in the 1650 free and winning a Pac-12 title in her time with the Trojans.

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Arizona Associate Coach Peter Richardson Leaving to Join USC

The move marks a return to California for Peter Richardson, who previously spent eight seasons at University of Pacific and six seasons at Fresno Pacific. 

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Longtime USC Assistant Chase Bloch Moving On From Coaching

Bloch has been a member of the USC coaching staff for the last eight seasons, but says it is now time for him to transition to something new.

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World Junior Record Holder Merve Tuncel Commits to USC

Turkish distance freestyle ace, 1500 SCM World Junior Record holder, Merve Tuncel has committed to join the USC Trojans.

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NCAA All-American Sprinter Elise Garcia to Transfer to USC for 5th Year

Garcia was a member of Cal’s 200 medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relays at the 2022 Women’s NCAA Championships.

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Pac-12 Runner-Up Chris O’Grady Withdraws from Portal, Will Stay at USC

Chris O’Grady, who entered the NCAA transfer portal the day before Lea Maurer was named head coach, says that he will return to USC next season.

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With Chase Kreitler Hire at Pitt, Two Coaching Trees Grow a Little Fuller

Chase Kreitler’s most recent boss, Dave Durden, has a growing coaching tree. His prior boss, Eddie Reese, is really just beginning that part of his legacy.

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USC’s Chris O’Grady, Pac-12 Runner-Up in the 100 Breast, Enters Transfer Portal

He finished the 2021-2022 NCAA season ranked 18th in the NCAA in the 100 breast and 14th in the 200 breast. 

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USC NCAA Qualifier Daniel Matheson Enters Transfer Portal

USC freshman Daniel Matheson, who qualified for NCAAs in the 500 free, 400 IM and 1650 free, has entered the transfer portal.

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New USC Coach Lea Maurer is Bringing a New Culture to the Trojan Pool Deck

Maurer spoke of her plans for the Trojans moving forward, including a culture shift that changes both internal and external perceptions of USC Swim & Dive.

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SwimSwam Breakdown: International Trials, San Antonio, and Retirements

We discuss the upcoming international world champ trials (multiple), the Pro Swim in San Antonio, and a slew of athletes retiring

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Lea Maurer Named Next Head Coach of USC Swimming & Diving

Maurer has been serving as interim head coach with the program since this past fall, when previous head coach Jeremy Kipp was placed on administrative leave.

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