International sports timing – scoreboards and timing equipment

IST is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1992. We are swimmers, coaches, swim parents and swimming fans, as well as electrical and software engineers. Our aquatic sports products have been developed by engineers with input from coaches, swimmers and parents to provide the most intuitive, easy-to-use swim timing software out there. Our hardware products were designed using our industrial engineering experience to stand up to the harsh environment of swimming pools and minimize maintenance for the busy coach. They are so rugged that we can offer a 5-year warranty on all of our hardware! We make training volunteers easy, and running meets simple. What We Do

Innovative, affordable aquatic sports products and unmatched customer service are just two of the many reasons coaches, parents, and administrators are turning to International Sports Timing for aquatics timing products.


IST is committed to providing ground-breaking products that suit the ever changing needs of the aquatic community. All of IST’s products are backed by the best warranty in the industry, ensuring reliable performance and long-term value. Our friendly, helpful customer support is second to none and is available 24/7/365.

“As usual, you folks at IST are ready, willing and able to help. There are a number of coaches and AD’s in our area that are looking for auto timing systems and have asked how we like ours. It is always a pleasure telling them how happy we are.” Swim Coach Doug at Williamsville North High School “I tried out the TIMEWARE system at a swim practice today – our new pool just opened yesterday. I was amazed. I just plugged everything in and it worked! Very straight forward to use.” Swim Coach Ed at Ann Arbor Country Club “We had four games this week, and have had a great experience with the game clock, shot clocks and software! I just printed out the report for the two games yesterday and they look great. And, the clocks are all visible clearly from across the pool.” Water Polo Coach Ken at Oaks Christian School “It’s a huge reassurance to know that you are committed to continually improving your software & products. That commitment is a major determining factor for our confidence in you!” Swim Coach John at Provo Aquatic Club “Just thought you’d like to know Saturdays meet went great. Everything worked perfectly.” Swim Coach Ed at Hampshire Regional YMCA "I have used your dive generator for years..it is amazing….thank you so much! It has helped me so much!" Missy “When I had the opportunity to buy a timing system at my new position, it was a no-brainer that I would go with IST. I had an IST timing system at my previous job and I really enjoyed the user friendly system along with the best customer service that you can imagine.” Jason Gallaher at Columbia College, SC

1. Option 1: One 16 character, alphanumeric display capable of displaying fixed or alternating messages, or scrolling any message up to 1000 characters in length PLUS one 16 character, alphanumeric display capable of displaying fixed or alternating messages for each lane of the pool (eg. for a six lane pool, the board would have 7 lines: 1 message line plus 6 lane lines).

3. Option 3: A “double wide” board with each line displaying 32 characters of data. If meet management software is used, the swimmers’ names and team codes remain on the left half of the display throughout the event, while splits, finish times and places are displayed on the right half. This configuration may also be split into two scoreboards for pools with 12+ lanes, so that two meets can be timed simultaneously.

8. Multi-lane boards include fixed lane number panels on either side of the board, which are 13″ wide and match the height of the board. These are constructed of 1/8″ Sintra with laser cut vinyl lane numbers. Lane number panels are not included with “short” boards which alternate lane data. Lane numbers on “short” boards are part of the LED display.

9. Multi-lane boards also include a 13″ high by 8′ wide 1/8″ Sintra vinl panel which may be mounted at either the top or bottom of the scoreboard. Double wide boards include two panels. The IST logo occupies 2’ of the length, but the remaining 6’ (or 14’) is available for team or sponsor logos. IST supplies a two color graphic of customer’s design with each multi-lane board. An additional graphic panel may be also be added to the top or bottom (opposite the first panel), to add extra team or sponsor logos. Electrical

1. Before a race, the display scrolls the event name and number; heat number and total number of heats on the message line. If meet management software is used, the lane lines display the swimmers’ team codes, first initials and last names. For relays, the full team name is displayed instead of swimmer names. On “short” boards, the lane number is also included in the display and the first half of the lanes alternate with the second half.

6. As the first finisher touches the pad, that lane will display the place, the last subtractive split to 1/100th of a second and the finish time to 1/100th of a second. This will continue for each lane until all finishes are displayed. An IST meet management software option allows the finish display to be alternated with the swimmers’ team codes and names, once all finishes are in.

9. If IST’s meet management software is used in timed final or championship meets, the operator may elect to display the top finishers as the awards are announced. The message line scrolls the event name and number, the first lane line displays the place preceded by a “P” and the finish time. The swimmer’s first name is on the second line, the last name is on the third line and the team code is on the fourth line. For relays, all swimmers’ first initials and last names are displayed.

10. When not in use for timing, the scoreboard message line can be used to display one 16 (or 32 for double wide) character fixed message, to alternate two 16 (or 32) character fixed messages, or to scroll a message up to 1000 characters in length. At the same time, each lane line can each be used to display one 16 (or 32) character fixed message or to alternate two 16 (or 32) character fixed messages. Operating Features for Diving Events when using IST Software