Champions in the Pool.

Champions in Life

Champions in the Pool. Champions in Life.

Southeastern Swim Club's mission is to empower swimmers to develop character and realize their potential in a positive, fun, and safe environment. We believe that each swimmer at Southeastern Swim Club is enabled to develop skills that help them not only become a champion in the pool but also become a champion in life.

Championship Meets

To participate in championship-level meets, such as Divisionals, State, Zones, and higher-level meets, swimmers must achieve the set time standards for the respective level of competition. By taking ownership of the sport, maintaining consistent practice participation, and believing in the process, athletes are encouraged to set goals to qualify and race at championship meets.

Starting at the Divisional and State championship levels, athletes can qualify individually for championship meets and be chosen for championship meet relay teams.

Below are the time standards for each of the various championship levels:

Indiana Meets

National Meets

Other Championship Meets

Championship Relays

Southeastern Swim Club fields the fastest and best-prepared athletes for relays at Championship meets. The foundation for this policy prioritizes in-season best times, though several other variables are considered when determining relays at the end of the season.

The SSC Coaching Staff strives to build relays by computer reports, however in-season best times are not often founded on equal footing. Some of the many factors that influence best times include but are not limited to:

  • Championship/tech-suit swim vs. standard team suit swim
  • Rest/taper status at a meet
  • Short and long-term attendance trends
  • Performance in practice
  • Injury and/or illness interruptions
  • 1st 50 splits from 100s, or other relevant races which may indicate potential

The SSC coaching staff has the final say on relays at Championship meets, using a combination of best-time reports as well as consideration of the factors listed above.

All questions or concerns regarding relays should start first with the coach responsible for formulating that relay. Communication is paramount for resolving any conflict, and it is expected that all members of SSC conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times of the season, including during Championship racing season.

Motivational Time Standards

USA Swimming has Age Group Motivational Time Standards that rank all swimmers nationally according to their fastest times by age, stroke, and distance. These times help swimmers set goals for getting faster and improving their ranks nationally. These time standards exist both for Traditional Age Groups as well as Single Age Groups. Below is how the levels relate to a national ranking:

  • AAAA - 98%; Top 2% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • AAA - 94%; Top 6% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • AA - 92%; Top 8% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • A - 85%; Top 15% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • BB - 65%; Top 35% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • B - 45%; Top 55% of all swimmers in their age group of the same sex, in that stroke and distance
  • C - This standard is for all swimmers with times below the "B" standard

IMR and IMX Scores

The IM Ready program allows less experienced athletes to track improvements against swimmers in shorter-distance races. The athlete's time in each of the IMR events is given point values, and these values are added to calculate a swimmer's overall IMR score.

9-10 IMR

100 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM (or 200 IM LCM)

11-12 IMR

200 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM (or 200 IM LCM)

12-18 IMR

200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM

The IM Xtreme program allows USA Swimming members to track their times against swimmers all over the country. The athlete's time in each of the IMX events is given a point value, and these scores are added together to calculate the swimmer's overall IMX score. These are based on USA Swimming's power point system.

9-10 IMX

200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and the 200 IM

11-12 IMX

500 free (or 400 free in LCM), 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and the 200 IM

13-18 IMX

500 free (400 free LCM), 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM

Find My Score

Participation in 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 a season.