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Xcellerator® Starting Platform, Single Post (57282)

xcellerator starting platforms for swimming

Applying the latest in approved technology, the Xcellerator® Starting Platform contains an adjustable track start wedge and handgrips to give swimmers an extra boost on starts by allowing the knee to start at a 90° angle. The superior grit finish on the platform top reduces slipping while the H-style backstroke bar give backstroke swimmers numerous gripping options. Show your team spirit with the addition of a custom logo or powder coating the block to match your team’s colors.

Spectrum Aquatics offers both single and dual post starting platforms, which include incredible non-slip tops and steps. Our stainless steel block tops are coated with a grit overlay providing an incredible level of traction not available in competing products. Our plastic tops are made of low-density polyethylene and contain a non-slip surface that surpasses industry standards. Plastic tops are a great choice for facilities that remove and store the blocks frequently – durable and able to withstand strong pool chemicals – resisting discoloration, fading and cracking.


  • All starting platforms can be customized to fit into existing anchors
  • Electropolished and Spectra Shield® coated stainless steel provides a high-quality finish that resists corrosion
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Large 24″ x 32″ stainless steel top is sloped at a 10° angle for optimal starting stances
  • The track start footrest is easy to adjust, with 11 location setting options to accommodate all heights and levels of flexibility
  • Single post anchor with patented anti-wobble design allows for easy removal
  • 18″ wide competition-width H style backstroke bar
  • Front hand and toe grips for faster takeoffs
  • Easy-to-read lane numbers are visible from all four sides
  • Standard surface color is black or white
  • Custom colors, powder coat, and logo options available (logos can be placed on platform top, wedge, and/or step)
  • Anchors and covers sold separately
  • Complies with FINA, USA Swimming, NCAA, and NFHS regulations


Product Downloads

Xcellerator Starting Platform Manual (Part # 57282)
Single Post Anchor (Part # 21700)
Maintenance and Care for Powder Coated Spectrum Starting Platforms
Maintenance and Care for Stainless Steel Spectrum Starting Platforms

Xcellerator Sell Sheet
Starting Platforms Brochure
Starting Platforms One Page Sell Sheet

57282 Xcellerator Single Post Product Specifications
21700-02 Single Post Anchor
21705 Single Post Anchor Alignment Tool

Measuring Guide(s):

Xcellerator – Single Post Measuring Guide (57282-MG-XCELLERATOR-SP)

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