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What is the IMX Challenge?
IMX/IMR is a motivational program that allows swimmers across the nation to compare themselves to the thousands of other athletes in their age group. IMX stands for "IM Extreme" and IMR stands for "IM Ready." During each season, whenever an event is completed legally the time is registered on the USA swimming web site. Then a score is calculated on the web site and the score is compared to other swimmers of the same age.
All swimmers on the PFL competitive team are expected to achieve an IMX or IMR score. Thunder 1 swimmers must maintain a seasonal IMX score.
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:
Once each event is completed at least once at an official meet, the swimmer can log-in to his or her Deck Pass Account to find out their rank. A swimmer does not need to complete the IM Ready program to participate in the IM Xtreme. It is simply a stepping stone.
IM XTREME (IMX)
The IMX ranking includes a series of five or six events at longer distances:
Rankings in the program are based on power points a system developed by USA Swimming. Learn more about how IMX/IMR points are calculated at the USA Swimming Powerpoint Calculator.