Resources: Competitive Swim Team
Recommended Swim Team Reading
We encourage parents and swimmers to review Alto Swim Club’s recommended resources. Please let the coaching staff know if you have any questions.
Alto Swim Club
Suggestions for Swim Parents
Tools for Parents
The Biggest Question
That's Not It
Questions Parents Don't Ask
A Few Suggestions on How to be a Better Swimming Parent
Understanding Swimmer Disqualification (DQs)
True Sport Nutrition Guide
USA Swimming - Swim Faster Food (Nutrition Resources)
13 Key Choices
The Rocky Road of Excellence
Ask the Hard Questions
20 Habits of Elite Swimmers
Leadership Vs. Management
It’s Not Just Words: 10 Smart Word Choices
Find Your Marigolds: The One Essential Rule
Pick Your Target
Alto Swim Club’s Recommended Videos for parents and swimmers.
USA Swimming IMX Program & IMX Recognition
IM Xtreme allows swimmers to track their times against swimmers all across the nation. IMX ranking includes a series of 5 or 6 events. Once a swimmer has completed the events, they can find out where their IMX score ranks nationally, within their zone, within their LSC and on their club. Rankings are based the power points system developed by USA Swimming. See the Power Points page for more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.
9 & U; 10-year old: 200 FR, 100 BK, 100 BR, 100 FL, 200 IM.
11-year old; 12-year old: 400 FR (LC) or 500 FR (SC), 100 BK, 100 BR, 100 FL, 200 IM.
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year old: 400 FR (LC) or 500 FR (SC), 200 BK, 200 BR, 200 FL, 200 IM, 400 IM.