Spectrum Aquatics® Announces Availability of the Backstroke Start Device: An Anti-Slip Starting Device for Competitive Backstroke Swimmers

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Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently developed a retractable anti-slip backstroke start “wedge” (patent pending) designed to improve start times and reduce the possibility of slip starts for competitive backstroke swimmers. Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

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Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently developed a retractable, anti-slip backstroke start “wedge” (patent pending) designed to improve start times and reduce the possibility of slip starts for competitive backstroke swimmers. Spectrum’s innovative backstroke wedge is currently available for order and will be on display at this year’s 2014 ASCA World Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

Feedback from elite backstroke swimmers was sought in order to develop a device that best suits their needs, and Spectrum has optimized the product design to comply with FINA recommendations.

Spectrum’s backstroke start device is compatible with starting platforms from several manufacturers and works with many pool configurations (some instances of customization may be necessary). It is also easily adjustable, and automatically retracts up and out of the water so as not to interfere with flip turns and touchpad interactions. The device can be secured by one of three mechanisms: 1. A buckled strap that attaches around the starting platform frame, 2. Pop-up anchors that attach to the pool wall, or 3. Custom attachment methods developed in-house for unique situations.

Customers interested in ordering the backstroke start device can contact us at 1-800-791-8056, or they can visit our website at http://www.spectrumproducts.com. A video demonstration by Arkady Vyatchanin can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-XogqEBdrk.

About Spectrum Aquatics®
Spectrum Aquatics is a leader in the aquatics industry and has been committed to the development of high-quality competitive swim and commercial aquatics equipment for more than 40 years. The company is headquartered in Missoula, MT and is a division of PlayCore. More information is available about Spectrum Aquatics at http://www.spectrumproducts.com.

About PlayCore®
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs, and partnerships. The company infuses this learning into their complete family of brands. PlayCore combines best in class planning and education programs with the most comprehensive array of recreation products available to create solutions that match the unique needs of each community we serve. More information is available about PlayCore at http://www.playcore.com.
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