2021 Olympus Aquatics IMX Challenge
(this is a team hosted event)
Friday: Warm-up 4:00 pm. Meet starts at 5:00 pm.
Saturday: Warm-up at 7:00 am. Meet starts at 8:00 am.
Alpha - Attend
Beta - Attend
Gamma - Optional
USA Swimming has a number of programs to help swimmers
reach the next level in their swimming careers. One of those
programs is the IMX series designed to help various age groups
compete in multiple events, rather than specialize in one stroke
To calculate scores for each age group, swimmers receive power points from each of their swims. Every swim listed in the USA Swimming times database includes a Hy-Tek Power Point value. This point system allows for comparison of the quality of performances across strokes, distances and events, as well as between age groups. An IMX score is only established after a swimmer has swum all of the events required for their age group in a sanctioned meet since the start of the current season; both short and long course seasons start September 1st and end August 31st for IMX purposes.
The IMX ranking includes a series of five or six events
at longer distances. Once you've completed the IMX program, you can
find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone,
within your LSC and on your club through your USA swimming account
(Deck Pass). The following events are required for the IMX score
for each age group:
9 & Under; 10-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
11-year olds; 12-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
For more information on this program, go to USASwimming.org and search under 'IMX' or 'IMR' Or, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.usaswimming.org/times/imx-imr
If you would like to participate in this IMX challenge, make sure to sign up to swim the IMX events appropriate for your age group. Good luck!