Electronic Starts

Our electric swimming starts are compact, durable, portable, versatile - all you could ask for in an electronic starting device, whether you use it with a swimming timing system, as a P.A. system, or as a stand-alone start. SWIMSTART includes a 360° strobe, 40 watt speaker and microphone with 15' coiled cable. 5 year warranty on start, 2 year warranty on battery. Add a Start Cable to connect it to an existing timing system.

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  • Case consists of an aluminum extrusion coated with a matte black anodized finish. End caps flare at bottom to form no-tip feet. Top mounted handle provides easy portability.
  • Two latching straps on back of case allow unit to be attached to backstroke flag pole.
  • Lens over 360 degree strobe is a transparent dome of shatterproof plastic.
  • Includes 110V to 24VAC wall transformer (connect to GFI (Ground Fault Interrupt) outlet) and internal, rechargeable 12V battery with an over/under charge protection circuit (warranty on battery is two years). Estimated use per charge: 12 hours.
  • Output to timing system can be either normally-open (for IST, Colorado or Daktronics timing systems) or normally-closed (for Omega timing systems). Cable to timing system is purchased separately.
  • Microphone includes talk and start/recall switches, 15’ coiled cord and hanging clip. Unit can be used as portable public address system.
  • 40 Watt Speaker, 120 decibel and mounted on case. Case has auxiliary jack for connecting additional speaker(s).
  • Strobe is 6,000 volt xenon, covered by a dome lens for 360 degree disbursement.
  • Volume control allows volume to be adjusted to meet conditions, or turned off for training with strobe only.
  • Can be used stand-alone or connected to IST’s SWIMWARE Timing System or other popular timing consoles.