Swimming & Diving Starting Blocks 2018-06-25T15:29:38+00:00



For the first time in over three decades UB has given Alumni Arena’s natatorium a facelift. Eight, state-of-the-art, Olympic caliber starting blocks now line the pool deck. This capital enhancement was completely funded by former men’s and women’s swimming and diving student-athletes.

These new blocks elevate our natatorium’s competition standard, allowing us to host future MAC Championships and NCAA Regional meets. The opportunity to compete in post-season meets within the confines of their home natatorium provides an awesome competitive advantage for our student-athletes. This project is yet another example of how our former student-athletes / Block B members continue to impact our programs. We thank everyone who stepped up to bring these starting blocks to our natatorium and look forward to watching the Bulls compete for championships with these blocks in place for years to come.

  • 8 Starting Blocks with donor recognition plaque on the fin of each block.s

  • Large stainless steel top sloped at a 10 degree angle for optimal starting stances.

  • Large stainless steel top sloped at a 10 degree angle for optimal starting stances.

  • Single or dual post anchor with patented anti-wobble design allows for easy removal of blocks.

  • Side handles included to enhance speed and quick takeoffs.

  • Complies to FINA, USA, NCAA Swimming and NFHS regulations.

If you’re interested in a Capital Project, please contact:

Jordie Kindervater

Major Gift Officer

Jordie Kindervater is in his third year with the Blue & White Fund and his first as Major Gift Officer. In his current role, Kindervater has oversight the Shareholders Society, manages all BWF major giving initiatives and contributes to developing fundraising strategies for each of UB’s 16 sports…

  • (716) 645-1852

  • jordiek@buffalo.edu