POWER AQUATICS

EmPOWERing Swimmers FOR Success in LIFE.  A USA Swimming / Gulf Swimming member organization in Katy/West Houston

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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:

  • 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


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:

  • 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


 
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.

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