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Starting Blocks

Swim like a pro with the help of our pool starting blocks! These blocks are designed to give you the perfect start in your swimming race, whether for training or for competition.


A springboard often comes with a non-slip surface and adjustable height to help you get just the right angle for your start. Many also have a built-in handle for easy transport. SwimOutlet carries various brands and styles of starting blocks to suit your needs and other deck equipment like backstroke flags, water polo goals and swim pace clocks , including those from highly reputable and trusted brands like Spectrum, FINIS, and ONEswim. 


Different Pool Starting Blocks for Different Needs


Those springboards often used in competition are fixed and may cost around $3,000 on average. However, if you're looking for something on the cheaper side, you can always opt for temporary swimming starting blocks. Compared to the permanent ones, these are cheaper and can be placed anywhere in the pool. This makes an excellent choice for those who want to use it only occasionally or for those who are on a budget.


There are also diving blocks for swimming pools, which, as the name suggests, are used for diving purposes. These are usually placed at the end of the pool and have a lower height compared to other types of starting blocks. 


Because we support all types of swimmers, our selection of starting blocks comes in a wide range of varieties, prices, and types. Whether you're starting out, a seasoned swimmer, or an instructor, we're confident we can meet your requirements and budget.


Made from Durable and High-Quality Materials


Pool starting blocks play a crucial role in your swimming success, so it's essential to choose one made from high-quality and durable materials. At SwimOutlet, we only carry blocks from the most trusted brands in the industry to ensure that you're getting a product that will withstand regular use. We offer you only the best selection of starting blocks on the market, so you can focus on your swimming and leave the rest to us!


We understand that different swimmers have different preferences, so we offer a wide range of options for you to choose from. Angled for optimal performance, we're confident that our selection of pool blocks provides a stable and secure platform for an explosive start in any race. 

How do you start off on swimming blocks?

When using swimming blocks, you will typically start in a crouched position with your hands on the ground. Once you are in position, you will push off of the blocks to start your swim.

How much do swim starting blocks cost?

Swim starting blocks can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000. The price will depend on the materials used (such as aluminum or titanium), the brand name, and the features offered. Some blocks come with built-in shock absorbers to reduce the impact on swimmers' knees, while others include attachable legs for greater stability.

What are starting blocks?

Starting blocks are devices that are used to help swimmers get a good start in races. They are usually made of plastic or metal and have two bases that support the swimmer's feet. Starting blocks are typically placed at the end of a pool on either side of the lane.

Why do swimmers use starting blocks?

Starting blocks help swimmers get a good start in races because they provide a firm surface to push off from. Without starting blocks, swimmers would have to push off from the pool wall, which is not as firm and can be slippery. These starting blocks are primarily used to promote safety and fair play in swimming competitions.