USA Swimming






By being both a registered YMCA swimmer and a USA swimmer, your child will be able to participate in both the YMCA swim meets and the USA Swim meets that CATY attends. USA Swimming provides the swimmers the opportunity to compete against swimmers from all over the state.  In addition, the YMCA league in this area does not have a summer long course season, so the only way for Y swimmers to compete in long course meets is to attend USA meets.

CATY swimmers are encouraged to complete their age level events for the IMX Challenge listed below.  The IMX Challenge Events must be completed at USA meets and in the winter season or the summer season-there is no carry-over of events between seasons.

As a team in good standing with the MD Swimming LSC, CATY is required to progress through the various USA Levels of Recognition.  Athlete participation in USA meets and the IMX Challenge are an important part of our team achieving points to move to the next level. 


Age Group


13 and Over Events

500 Free, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 400 IM

11-12 Events

500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast

10 and Under Events

200 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast