October 28, 2011
A Note About IMX & IMR Scores
An IMX or IM Ready 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 1 and end August 31
for IMX/IMR purposes.
Additionally, a swimmer must complete all of the events in the same course (SCY or LCM) to have a score in that particular course.
IM READY (IMR)
The first step in the IMX Challenge is IM Ready (or IMR). To get
"IM Ready," swimmers compete in a series of five events at shorter
distances. Below, we've listed the line-up by age groups.
9 & Under; 10-year olds: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
11-year olds; 12-year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Once you've swum each event at least once at an official meet, you can log-in to your USA Swimming Account, and find out where you rank against all the other swimmers on your club team.
IM XTREME (IMX)
Ready to move forward? The next step is IM Xtreme (IMX). 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 rank and on your club.
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