New Kiefer Surge Starting Block Combines Olympic Timing System Technology with Affordability

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An affordable solution for accurate timing and scoring in swim competition, the Kiefer Surge Starting Block accommodates FINA decks and integrates with Colorado Time Systems timing mechanisms.

Kiefer Surge Starting Block

The Surge block is not only technically advanced, but has the look of a starting block that costs far more.

Designed for seamless integration with Colorado Time Systems equipment, the Kiefer Surge Starting Block is an affordable solution that meets all FINA, United States Swim Schools Association, NCAA and NFHS specifications.

"Adolph Kiefer & Associates formed this alliance with Colorado Time Systems to allow even the most modest facility to make use of the latest technology in timing and scoring," says Robin Kiefer. "The Surge block is not only technically advanced, but has the look of a starting block that costs far more."

With the addition of Colorado's timing mechanisms, the Surge platform contains all the components necessary for timing accuracy and fast-start training. This includes Colorado's relay judging platform, a device that measures when a relay swimmer leaves the block during competition, which is subsequently measured against the arriving swimmer's time to determine if the departing swimmer "jumped."

The Surge platform is easily assembled and installed, is designed specifically to accommodate FINA decks and can be customized to match facility/team colors and display event or school logos. Cables and connections are housed internally for tangle free routing and a clean deck.

About Adolph Kiefer & Associates:
Adolph Kiefer & Associates was founded by gold medalist Olympic swimmer Adolph Kiefer in 1947. As the official aquatics supplier to the 1948 U.S. Olympic Swim Team, Kiefer's company introduced the nylon swimsuit as a lightweight alternative to wool and cotton suits and cost alternative to the silk suits used at the time. The 1948 Olympic Games debut launched the revolutionary nylon Kiefer suit to create a competitive swimming standard. Mr. Kiefer continues to dedicate his life to helping swimmers of all ages and abilities pursue dreams of swimming glory. The company sponsors a full calendar of competitive swimming events and is a top competitive swim team supplier. For more about Adolph Kiefer & Associates, visit

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Jon Skovronski
Adolph Kiefer & Associates
Phone: (847) 872-8866 ext. 618

Robin Kiefer, Vice President of Marketing
Adolph Kiefer & Associates
Phone: (224) 789-2621


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