What is IMR and IMX?
The IMR/IMX is a program that allows USA Swimming members to track their times against swimmers all across the nation! Just by swimming a specific program of events you can see where you rank.
IMR stands for "IM Ready". This is to get swimmers ready to compete in a series of five events at shorter distances. IMX
Scores for IMR and IMX are tracked from September 1st to August 31st. In order to qualify, you must swim each of the required events at least once a season. There is an optional certificate that can be achieved and ranking form that can be printed.
This the first step in the IMX Challenge. Swimmers doing IMR compete in a series of five events that are shorter distances. By age group to be IMR a swimmer must:
10 & under: 100 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM
11-12: 200 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 IM
13 and over: 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM
This is the next step in the IMX Challenge. Swimmers compete in a series of five or six events at longer distances. By age group to be IMX a swimmer must:
10 & under: 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM
11-12: 500 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM
13 & over: 500 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM
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 during a season.