Rex Maurer Continues Family Legacy With Commitment to Stanford

Rex Maurer Stanford

NEW COMMIT: One of the top recruits in the Class of 2023, Rex Maurer of Pasadena, Calif., has made his college decision: He will attend Stanford University beginning next fall.

Rex will be joining his family legacy on The Farm. His mother, Lea Maurer — who’s currently the head coach at USC — is a member of Stanford’s Hall of Fame and earned NCAA titles when she swam there. She was also the head women’s coach there from 2005-12.

His father, Erik Maurer, also was an NCAA champion at Stanford while his brother, Luke Maurer, is currently a junior on the team. Luke and Rex will overlap for one year.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“So happy to be returning home to swim on The Farm. Thank you to Dan and Neil for this opportunity. I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the people who helped me get here, especially my coaches, teachers, family, and friends. Can’t wait to get started. Go Cardinal!!”

The best distance freestyler in his class, Maurer trains year-round with Rose Bowl Aquatics. He earned silver in the 400m free and took fourth in the 200m free at the Junior Pan Pac Championships in August. He placed ninth in the 400m free at Phillips 66 Nationals this past summer, too.

His best times include:

  • 500 free: 4:13.90
  • 1000 free: 9:07.55
  • 1650 free: 15:02.97
  • 200 free: 1:34.59
  • 100 free: 43.76
  • 50 free: 20.20
  • 200 back: 1:46.95
  • 400 IM: 3:57.20

His 500 free and mile times are the top in his class, making him a huge get for the Cardinal.

His top 500 free time also would’ve placed 18th at the 2022 NCAA Championships, just outside of scoring range. At the 2022 Pac-12 Championships, he would’ve finished fourth in the 500 free, seventh in the mile and 15th in the 200 free.

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