Spectrum Aquatics - A PLAYCORE Company

Xcellerator Starting Platforms for the University of Notre Dame

MISSOULA, MT, November 26, 2013 – Spectrum Aquatics, a leading manufacturer of commercial pool equipment, has recently been selected to manufacture custom Xcellerator dual post starting platforms for the University of Notre Dame Swimming and Diving Teams. This USA Swimming/FINA-approved starting platform will allow Notre Dame’s swim team to take advantage of innovations in current starting platform technologies, while simultaneously promoting the University’s brand with a custom “Fighting Irish” mascot imprinted on the platform’s surface.

“We are extremely excited to have these starting platforms in our facility,” said Matt Tallman, Associate Head Coach, Men’s Swimming, University of Notre Dame.  “Having seen a sample at the CSCAA convention opened the conversation when we returned to campus.  Once we got a sample with our own graphics, it was a done deal.  Spectrum was tremendous to work with from sales (Nabil Khaled) to production (Shirley Gustafson).  These will add another element to our student-athletes’ success and we couldn’t be happier.”

“We are very pleased to outfit such a prestigious swim team with Xcellerator starting platforms,” commented Nabil Khaled, Director of Sales and Customer Service at Spectrum Aquatics. “They are sure to benefit from the streamlined, forward-leaning stance afforded by this wedge-style block, and the stainless steel construction of the block itself means that they will last a long time.”

All 16 starting platforms will be installed in the Rolfs Aquatic Center by early January 2014, in time for the Shamrock Invitational on January 31 – February 1.

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 the past 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.