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  1. IM Xtreme GamesNational Age GroupChampionship Dream the Xtreme

  2. What are the IMX Games? An Age Group National Championship • Builds upon the USA Swimming’s IMX Challenge • Promotes versatility in age group swimming • Advocates greater participation and development across a range of events • Enables long-term success in swimming

  3. Challenges in Age Group Swimming • Perception of pushing age group swimmers too early • Retaining 11-12 to 16 yr. olds in the sport • Better developing high school age boys in the sport • Junior Nationals identifies approx. 500 boys in the country • More choices for children in youth sports • Trend for activities to go year round

  4. Why do it? • Create an anchor or tool to target club level programs • Changes the approach of communication • from pushing the coaches for information • to pulling them to an identifiable target

  5. Goals and Objectives Target 11-15 Girls Award single age groups Create regional locations Dream the Xtreme Make the Meet an Event Develop the complete meet Promote overall development Re-shape Goal Setting Target 12-16 Boys

  6. Meet Structure Meet Events IMX Events Scoring Power Points Length of Meet 3 – 2.5 – 2 Days? Travel Distance Meet Format Timed Finals – P/F Facility Two 25y Pools

  7. Selection Process Qualifying minimum IMX score Qualification period Develop Median score to qualify for all four zones (see spreadsheets) Single age groups Sites – 4 Zones Meet Concepts

  8. Selection Process • Qualification Period: Previous SC and LC Season • Standards for SCY & LCM based off of current 100th IMX place score in the 4 zones • SCY Qualifying standards: Girls 11-12 2800 pts 13 + 3100 pts Boys 11-12: 2600 pts 13 + 2900 pts

  9. Competition: Potential Dates • Where does it fit best? • Is it feasible for to schedule as not to interfere with LSC championship meets October November December January

  10. Target Date, USA Swimming Support, Market Unveil project 2009 Refine format 2007 Market at LSC Levels 2008 Gather Feedback 2007 Finalize Funding – seek meet hosts 2008 Present the concept 2007 at USAS Create a budget to present 2008

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