PowerStarts
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The PowerStarts Portable Starting BlockTM is the first and only truly portable starting block available.  Set the blocks in place, fill them with water, and you're ready to go.  Drain the water and put them away for safety when not in use.

No bolts, no holes, no fittings, no tools, no fuss ... no problem!

 

 

    

 

Portable Starting BlockTM

Our Portable Starting Blocks are made from durable polymers and stainless steel, and are designed to be stored, moved and transported anywhere you need blocks.  We will adjust the height of the block to custom-fit your pool configuration and get the most out of your starts.

Many pools that are used for practice do not have starting blocks.  Others take the starting blocks down, except when there is a competition meet.  Not having starting blocks to practice on is one of the excuses that coaches use for not practicing starts more often.  The patented PowerStarts® Portable Starting Block solves that problem and eliminates that excuse.

The PowerStarts® Portable Starting Block is ideal for training beginners, because it may be reversed to provide a low, 8° sloped surface for start out.  This unique flexibility is not available with any other starting block system.

Filling is accomplished simply and quickly using a bucket or hose, through the large Ø3.0-inch fill cap on the top surface (shown in white).  Emptying is even faster through the Ø1.5-inch drain cap on the side (shown in black.) 

When the PowerStarts® Portable Starting Block is filled with water, it weighs approximately 400 pounds.  This leaves it secure on nearly any textured deck surface.  On tile or smooth concrete, simply placing the Block on any non-slip pad will accomplish the same secure installation.  There is no need for holes in the pool deck or any other special accommodations.  At the end of practice, simply drain the water.  The empty Block weighs approximately 100 lbs and may be carried by two people, or moved by one person with a hand-truck, to storage or to a vehicle.

CAUTION:  PowerStarts® recommends positioning the Portable Starting Block on the pool deck near the deepest water to minimize the risk of the swimmer impacting the bottom of the pool.  Starting blocks should only be used by competitive swimmers under the direct guidance of a suitably trained coach in a controlled environment with adequate water depth. The American Red Cross recommends a minimum water depth of 9 feet.