The IMX Challenge is a motivational program whereby swimmers will be scored and ranked 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.
In order to receive an IMX score, a swimmer must legally swim each IMX event for their age level in a sanctioned meet at least once during the season.
Age Groups and Events
The following single age groups and event combinations will be tabulated and scored for both men and women:
9 & Under; 10-year olds:
200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Brst, 100 Fly
11-year olds; 12-year olds:
200 IM, 400/500 Free, 100 Back, 100 Brst, 100 Fly
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 -year olds:
200 IM, 400 IM, 400/500 Free, 200 Back, 200 Brst, 200 Fly
A swimmer’s times will count for the entire season-so if a swimmer ages up during a season the IMX score on the My USA Swimming page will show a score for his/her lower age group and their new age group (example below).
Northern Area Swimmers who legally complete each of the IMX events for their age category will receive a unique IMX patch (currently under design). These patches will only be given to swimmers who complete the IMX events within each Alaska Swimming year and achieve the below points level:
- Bronze Level (1500 points)
- Silver Level (2000 points)
- Gold Level (2500 points)
We strongly encourage swimmers who have not done so to create a web account to be able to access their personal Deck Pass page! If a swimmer has already swum the event combo for his/her age level, the IMX score and ranking now appears in a special section of the swimmer’s Deck Pas page. The only place to access an overall IMX Score, as well as the swimmer’s current best score for each IMX event, is on that swimmer’s personal Deck Pass page. Other features of this special page include a display of personal best times and corresponding power points, a list of meets participated in, a graphical display of times info, seasonal and lifetime best comparisons, in addition other member only features. Click here to create a free web account and acces a swimmer’s Deck Pass page.