January 13, 2019
January 12-13th PVA sent 22 amazing athletes to the Chris Goody IMX Meet which was held at the Shenendehowa Aquatic Center in Clifton Park, New York. What a great weekend it was for all who attended. Competing from PVA we had Jordan Bradford, Grace Burhans, Poppy Carothers, Addison Cart, Addison Colvin, Ian Fredette, Noah Fredette, Julia Holmgren, Mia Holmgren, Sophia Holmgren, Nick King, Zachary King, Cole Kuster, Anna Lamontagne, Sophia Leinbaugh- Chelukhova, Krishiv Malhotra, Graham Maramag, Abigail Scholl, Harper Stevenson, Samantha Stevenson, Asa Stone, and Bayleigh Tatro.
Walking away with their heads held high, many of our younger athletes competed in longer events than they are accustomed to and they really showed grit and determination! Our older athletes were back competing again for the first time since the holidays and enjoyed getting back to racing!
This meet was an IMX meet which is scored a bit differently than invitational meets that we typically attend. An IMX Challenge is a motivational program whereby swimmers are scored and ranked based on their performance in a combination of five or six events. The purpose of the program is to promote versatility in age group swimming while advocating greater participation and development across a range of events that are integral to long term success in swimming. Swimmers participate in a designated combination of five or six events and, based on the power points scored for each of those swims, earn a combined score that will be called the IMX Score. In order to receive an IMX score, a swimmer must legally swim each IMX event for their age level.
As the meet came to a close we were happy to recognize Mia Holmgren, Noah Fredette, Harper Stevenson and Samantha Stevenson who ALL earned 5th place medals in the IMX Challenge for their age groups! Congrats to you all and to every PVA athlete that competed last weekend!