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Selection GuideStarting Blocks (94 products)

Manufacturer Reach Block Type Rank
21653-00 Spectrum
21653-00 1786.6500
$1,786.65
A41795-1 SR Smith
A41795-1 1380.2300
$1,380.23
KDI-22101-22127 Paragon
KDI-22101-22127 2469.6700
$2,469.67
21095-00 Spectrum
21095-00 1778.7300
$1,778.73
21115-00 Spectrum
21115-00 2049.4900
$2,049.49
21135-00 Spectrum
21135-00 2024.3500
$2,024.35
21145-00 Spectrum
21145-00 2024.3500
$2,024.35
21654-00 Spectrum
21654-00 1651.4200
$1,651.42
21655-00 Spectrum
21655-00 1651.4200
$1,651.42
21657-00 Spectrum
21657-00 1793.5400
$1,793.54
57281-00 Spectrum
57281-00 4193.3400
$4,193.34
57282-00 Spectrum
57282-00 2622.8400
$2,622.84
57283 Spectrum
57283 1793.5400
$1,793.54
57289 Spectrum
57289 1399.9000
$1,399.90
57741-00 Spectrum
57741-00 1905.4800
$1,905.48
A41796-1 SR Smith
A41796-1 1392.3700
$1,392.37
KDI-22401-22407 Paragon
KDI-22401-22407 2970.2500
$2,970.25
KDI-22425-22431 Paragon
KDI-22425-22431 2705.2400
$2,705.24
KDI-22901-22909 Paragon
KDI-22901-22909 2219.7000
$2,219.70
KDI-22910-22918 Paragon
KDI-22910-22918 2065.5300
$2,065.53
KDI-22920-22932 Paragon
KDI-22920-22932 2061.9300
$2,061.93
KDI-22940-22952 Paragon
KDI-22940-22952 1907.7700
$1,907.77
KDI-23001-23027 Paragon
KDI-23001-23027 2816.1800
$2,816.18
KDI-23029-23055 Paragon
KDI-23029-23055 2470.3900
$2,470.39
KDI-23201-23227 Paragon
KDI-23201-23227 2721.8100
$2,721.81
KDI-23250-23276 Paragon
KDI-23250-23276 2375.3000
$2,375.30
KDI-23401-23407 Paragon
KDI-23401-23407 2742.7000
$2,742.70
KDI-23531-23539 Paragon
KDI-23531-23539 2705.2400
$2,705.24
KDI-23560-23572 Paragon
KDI-23560-23572 2372.4200
$2,372.42
KDI-23580-23592 Paragon
KDI-23580-23592 2025.9100
$2,025.91
KDI-23601-23621 Paragon
KDI-23601-23621 1968.2800
$1,968.28
KDI-23801-23821 Paragon
KDI-23801-23821 2232.6600
$2,232.66
KDI-23831-23851 Paragon
KDI-23831-23851 1886.1600
$1,886.16
KDI-23901-23907 Paragon
KDI-23901-23907 2514.3400
$2,514.34
KDI-23921-23927 Paragon
KDI-23921-23927 2739.1000
$2,739.10

Selection Guide

About Starting Blocks

Starting blocks provide a launching platform for competitive swimmers to improve their time during training and swim meet competitions. Starting blocks are available in a variety of styles and configurations to fit any gutter configurations. When you just have to get off to a good start, count on Poolweb to deliver the best products in the industry!

Reach/Setback

Setback refers to the distance from the starting block anchor to the pool wall. An anchor point must be at least 6” from a concrete edge (a pool gutter, for example) so be sure to account for any unique features on your deck when planning an installation. Each block has its own predesigned setback range.

Track Start

When performing a track start, a swimmer positions one foot on the front of the block and one foot at the rear. This position allows for a faster reaction time off the block. A track style block usually features an angled kick-plate for the swimmer’s rear foot.

Standard Start

When performing standard grab start, the swimmer positions both feet and hands at the front of the block. This position results in a slightly slower reaction time off the block, but greater flight distance.

Starting Platform Height Requirements

Water Depth**
Rulling Body Course Length Less Than 4'-0" 4'-0" to 4'-6" Greater Than 4'6"
FINA Long/Short NO PLATFORM 20" - 29 1/2"
NCAA Long/Short NO PLATFORM 30" MAX
NFHS Long/Short NO PLATFORM 30" MAX
USAS Long NO PLATFORM 20" - 29 1/2"
Short 30" MAX
USMS Long NO PLATFORM 20" - 29 1/2"
Short 30" MAX
** Location of Water Depth Measurement from Pool Wall
FINA 3'-3 1/2" (1 meter) to 19'-8 1/4" (6 meters)
NCAA Minimum 4'-0" throughout pool recommended
USAS 3'-3 1/2" (1 meter) to 16'-5" (5 meters)
USMS 3'-3 1/2" (1 meter) to 16'-5" (5 meters)
NFHS From pool wall (0 meters) to 16'-5" (5 meters)
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