MTYS Incentive Programs 2019-20
MTS Ironman Program – Swimmers that legally complete the following events in their age group during the 2019-20 Short Course Season in a USA Swimming sanctioned meet, are eligible to receive a special MTYS “Ironman” t-shirt recognizing their achievement. T-shirts will be presented at the Spring Banquet. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the coach if a swimmer needs to swim a certain event; however, please understand that the coach has the final decision. The coaches will not put a swimmer in an event if they feel the swimmer is not ready.
8&U – 25/50/100 Free, 25/50 Back, 25/50 Breast, 25/50 Fly, 100 IM
9-10 – 50/100/200 Free, 50/100 Back, 50/100 Breast, 50/100 Fly, 100/200 IM
11-12 – 50/100/200/500 Free, 50/100 Back, 50/100 Breast, 50/100 Fly, 100/200 IM
13 and over – 50/100/200/500 Free, 100/200 Back, 100/200 Breast, 100/200 Fly, 200/400 IM and either the 1000 or 1650 Free.
MTYS IMX/IMR Program - MTYS will begin an incentive system for swimmers based on USA Swimming’s IM Xtreme and IM Ready programs. The program is designed to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming while advocating greater participation and development across a range of events. The goal is to develop versatile and well-rounded athletes while promoting long term success.
Swimmers establish a score in the IMR and IMX programs only by completing all of the events required for their age group in a sanctioned meet in a given season. Following are the events for each program for each given age group:
IM Ready (IMR)
10 and Under: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM
11-12 year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM
13 and Over: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
IM Xtreme (IMX)
10 and Under: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
11-12 year olds: 500 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
13 and Over: 500 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
For each swim, swimmers score points based on the power point system developed by USA Swimming. Essentially, the faster the swim, the more points are scored. When all events for the program are completed, the swimmer will have a score that is the aggregate of all the swims. For a given season, the best times in each event are used to calculate the season score.
MTYS will be giving out the following incentive awards at the Spring Banquet:
- All swimmers who complete the IMR or IMX events will receive a certificate from USA Swimming which shows their score (total and each event), National Rank, Zone Rank, LSC Rank, and Club Rank for their age.
- Bronze Level – Swimmers with an IMX score above 1500 will receive a special award in addition to their certificate
- Silver Level – Swimmers with an IMX score above 2500 will receive a special award in addition to the bronze award and their certificate
- Gold Level – Swimmers with an IMX score above 3500 will receive a special award in addition to the silver and bronze award and their certificate.