IM Xtreme Challenge

IM Xtreme is a program that allows USA Swimming members to track their times (or their coaches to track their team's times) against swimmers all across the nation. Just by swimming a specific program of events, you can see where you rank against your teammates, your region, and yes, even across the USA.

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 rank and on your club by visiting your Deck Pass Acount.

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


Not Quite IMX Ready? Try the IMReady Challenge.

IM Ready is the little brother of the IM Xtreme, tailored toward our younger swimmers. Does 200 yards seem a little much? Then start getting "IM Ready" by swimming shorter distances and keeping track of your improvements.

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 you've swum each event at least once at an official meet, you can log-in to your Deck Pass Account and find out where you rank against all the other swimmers on your club team. You do not need to complete the IMReady program to participate in the IM Xtreme. It is simply a stepping stone.


How Do I Participate?

Participation in the IMR and 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 in a season.

How Do I Score Points?

Rankings in the program are based on power points, a system developed by USA Swimming. See the Power Points page for more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.

Important Note About IMR and IMX Scores

An IMR or IMX score is only established after a swimmer has swum all of the events required for their age group in a sanctioned meet since the start of the current season. Both short and long course seasons start September 1 and end August 31 for IMR/IMX purposes. Additionally, a swimmer must compete all of the events in the same course (SCY or LCM) to have a score in that particular course.