IMR & IMX Scores

Swimming IMR or IMX encourages swimmers to branch out and try races they might not normally try. Swimmers who compete in a wider variety of races in a season tend to stay with the sport longer and not get in a rut.

An IMX or IMR score is only established after a swimmer has swum all of the events required for their age group in a meet since the start of the current season; both short and long course seasons start September 1 and end August 31 for IMX/IMR 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.

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.

  • 9 & Under; 10-year olds: 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
  • 11-year olds; 12-year olds: 200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM (SC) or 200 IM (LC)
  • 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

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.

  • 9 & Under; 10-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
  • 11-year olds; 12-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM
  • 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

HOW DO I SCORE POINTS?

Rankings in the program are based on power points, a system developed by USA Swimming and Hy-Tek. We will be posting scores once we have swimmers who have completed the necessary events.

AWARDS

We distribute awards for everyone who has completed the IMR & IMX Challenges at our award banquet each Spring. The top IMX scorers for the team for boys & girls on will also receive a plaque with their score.