Omega Starting blocks and platform

When it comes to time registration at official sports competitions, only the best is good enough. In that case, the best is the Swiss company Swiss Timing, which specializes in timekeeping equipment, data analysis, and to display the result on the scoreboard.

Omega starting blocks for swimming competitions

A starting block is a stable block on the edge of the swimming pool, which ensures that the swimmer is able to set off well. But OMEGA’s unique OSB11 starting block also ensures that the body of the swimmer is in the right position for an explosive start. Testing by world-class swimmers has shown that the OSB11 starting block contributes to a faster rate compared to the standard block. A starting block with Relay Break Detection (RBD) is indispensable for swimming competitions. The RBD checks when the swimmer sets off so that a false start is indicated immediately.

The starting block measures 780 x 570 millimeters, with a height of 650 millimeters and a weight of 47 kilograms. The platform size is 740 × 520 millimeters. The lane numbering can be seen on four sides of the starting block. Naturally, the OMEGA OSB11 starting block meets all official FINA competition requirements.

OSB11 and OSB14 Omega starting blocks

Swiss Timing has developed the OMEGA starting block OSB14 especially for swimming pools with less space. The narrow base of the OSB14 means that this starting block can also be installed on a headwall. As with the OSB11, the OSB14 starting block ensures that the body of the swimmer is in the right position for a lightning-fast start. You can also opt for an OSB14 with RBD for your time registration.

The starting block measures 737 x 314 millimeters, has a height of 655 millimeters and a weight of 29 kilograms. The platform size is 740 × 520 millimeters. The lane numbering can be seen on four sides of the starting block. The OMEGA OSB14 starting block meets all official FINA competition requirements.

OSB12 Omega starting platform

The revolutionary OMEGA OSB12 starting platform ensures that the body of the swimmer is in the right position for a start. Diving from the starting block with the body propelled by the knee at a 90° angle drastically increases the explosiveness of the start.
The platform can be mounted on almost any type of existing starting block. This is also an ideal solution if only the top of the starting block needs to be replaced. You can also choose RBD for your time registration.

The platform is 740 × 520 millimeters in size. Naturally, the OMEGA OSB12 starting platform with RBD meets all official FINA competition requirements.

All starting blocks or platform have an anti-slip top, an easy-hand grip for extra comfort and an adjustable footrest, so that every swimmer can make optimal use of it.

Exclusive supplier Swiss Timing

Varioplay is the exclusive supplier for Swiss Timing in the Netherlands and Belgium.