IMX CHALLENGE PROGRAM(click for PDF copy of requirements)
IM Xtreme is a program that allows USA Swimming members to track their times (or coaches to track their team's times) against swimmers all across the nation! Just by swimming a specific program of events, you can see where you rank against your teammates, your region and yes, even across the USA!
NOT QUITE IMX READY? TRY THE IM READY CHALLENGE!
IM Ready is the little brother of IM Xtreme, tailored toward our younger swimmers. Does 200 yards seem a little much? Then start getting "IM Ready" by swimming shorter distances, and keeping track of your improvements.
8 & UNDER? PARTICIPATE IN IM TOUGH
IM Tough is a special program for 8 & under swimmers in SC. Once an 8 & under swimmer swims the following: 50 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly and 200 IM they are eligible for the IM Tough award. Simply complete the following form, and hand it to your child's coach. IM Tough swimmers will receive special recognition and a t-shirt.
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.
10 & Under: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
11-12 Year Olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 200 IM
13-18 Year Olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Once you've swum each event at least once at an official meet, you can log-in to your Deck Pass Account, and find out where you rank against all the other swimmers on your club team. You do not need to complete the IM Ready program to participate in the IM Xtreme. It is simply a stepping stone.
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.
10 & Under: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
11-12 Year Olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
13-18 Year Olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
Important Note About IMR and IMX Scores
An IMR or IMX 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 IMR/IMX 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.
How do I score points?
Rankings in the program are based on power points a system developed by USA Swimming. See the Power Points page for more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.
How do I participate?
Participation in the IMR and 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 scores for either IMR or IMX. They can also optionally print their national, zone, LSC and/or club rankings for IMX.
Coaches' IMX Listing
A coach can see a listing of his/her team’s IMR and IMX Scores through the coach’s Deck Pass page or the Club Portal