SWIMSTART Electronic Start


A versatile, affordable, electronic start system. Includes 360o Strobe, 40 watt speaker and microphone. 5 year warranty on start, 2 year warranty on battery.


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  • The SWIMSTART’s 6,000 volt xenon strobe is covered by a dome lens for 360 degree disbursement of the flash.
  • The output to your timing system can be either normally-open (for IST, Colorado or Daktronics timing systems) or normally-closed (for Omega timing systems).  The cable to your specific timing system should be purchased separately.
  • SWIMSTART’s highly sensitive microphone produces clear, crisp speech with virtually no background noise.  The microphone includes talk and start/recall switches, a 15’ coiled cord and a hanging clip.  The SWIMSTART can also be used as portable public address system.
  • The volume control allows voice volume to be adjusted to meet conditions. To train with just the strobe, simply unplug the speaker.
  • The 40 watt, 120 decibel speaker is mounted on SWIMSTART’s case.  The case also has a jack for connecting auxiliary speaker(s) or block speakers.
  • The SWIMSTART can be used stand-alone.   It also connects to IST’s Timing System or other popular timing consoles.
  • The  internal, rechargeable 12V battery powers the SWIMSTART for up to 12 hours of continuous use.
  • When not in use, plug it into a 110V GFI outlet until you’re ready to use it again.
  • Our over/under-charge protection circuit helps the batteries last a long time.


  • Our sturdy aluminum case has a durable matte black finish and no-tip feet.  The top mounted handle provides easy portability.
  • The lens over our 360 degree strobe is a transparent dome of shatterproof plastic.
  • Two latching straps on back of case allow the unit to be attached to backstroke flag pole.  No tripod to trip over!
  • SWIMSTART includes  includes a 24V AC wall transformer that charges the internal batteries.  (For safety near water, connect only to a GFI outlet when charging).


  • SWIMSTART is covered by a 5 year limited warranty (2 years on the battery)–the best in the business!

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  • Cables to connect your SWIMSTART to a timing system are available with banana plugs on both ends–compatible with all major timing systems.
International Sports Timing, Scoreboards, Grand Rapids, MI
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