Ohio Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300

Junior Group Documents from the Coach

Ave age 13-14.  Swimmers in the Junior group have decided swimming is one of 2 primary activities they want to be committed to.  Swimmer will compete locally and may have competitions offered to meets up to 8 hours away.  Swimmers are recommended to attend 85% of offered practices, and options may be available to attend before-school morning workouts with coach permission.  Swimmers in this group continue to evolve from age group to increased levels of training.  Attendance of meets is strongly encouraged.  Swimmers will for plan for local, High School, and regional competition.  Objectives for this group include setting goals towards Ohio Junior Olympics, USA Zones and Sectionals standards. 

USA-Swimming IMR/IMX Program - Swimmers should focus on entering the events within the IMR and IMX event lineup below over the course of each season.  This will ensure you obtain a score based on power points that you can follow on the USA-Swimming website or on your Deck Pass Account.  Swimmers in their first years should work to get an "IM Ready" score - swimmers compete in a series of five events at shorter distances. Below, we've listed the line-up by age groups.  When swimmers are ready to move forward, the next step is to work towards an IM Xtreme (IMX) score. 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 and on your club.

Learn more about the IMR/IMX programs at USA-Swimming

  • USA Swimming’s “I am Ready” (IMR) events (1-3 years of experience)
    -- 10un: 100Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 11-12: 200Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 13up: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
  • USA Swimming’s “I am Extreme” (IMX) events (3+ years of experience)
    -- 10un: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 11-12: 500Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 13up: 500Fr, 200Bk, 200Br, 200Fly, 200IM, 400IM