The IMX Challenge is a great way for our swimmers to want to continue to improve in all strokes. The IMX Challenge includes a series of five or six events depending on your age. In order to get a score you have to swim all of the required events. You can follow your progress on your Deck Pass account. Once you've completed the events in the IMX Challenge, you can find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone, within your LSC rank and on your club. The best part is that you can continue to swim the events holding your score back and continue to improve.
Below are the events to participate in 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
HOW DO I SCORE POINTS?
Rankings in the program are based on power points, a system developed by USA Swimming. Go to the links tabs of our website to find out more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.
Your IMX score is the sum of all the events required in your age group. Remember if you don't swim all the required events for your age you do not get an IMX score.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Participation in the IMX is easy. USA Swimming automatically scores and calculates results for all athlete members! Swimmers only need to sign up for a Deck Pass account, then compete in each required event, at a sanctioned meet, at least once in a season.
Swimmers have the option of printing certificates that displays their IMX score. They can also optionally print their national, zone, LSC and/or club rankings.
POWER POINTS - WHAT IT IS?
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.
HOW IT WORKS
So how exactly does the Hy-Tek power point system work? The power point scale ranges from 1 to 1100 points. The higher the points, the stronger you are in that event. We use these points to rank you and your club in our IM Ready, IMX and Virtual Club Championships programs.
WHY USE IT AS A SWIMMER?
Ever wonder how your long course times compare to your short course times? Wonder no more. Comparing your season swims is just one way Hy-Tek Power Points can be of use to you. Here are other ways to use it:
- So you’re pretty decent in your events across the board, but you want to know which events are stronger for you on a national scale. Use Hy-Tec power points! For example, you can compare your score in the 100 back vs. the 200 back or across several freestyle distances such as the 100, 200, and 400.
- Look at the strength of one stroke vs. another stroke. For example, compare your freestyle to your breaststroke. Determine the quality of your short course vs. long course swims.
- This comparison is a great way to measure progress from the end of the short course season through the long course season.