Sunday, August 9, 2009

Correction On Feeding Sticks and Feeding Poles

We made a mistake in describing feeding sticks earlier in this blog during a story on the 2009 World Swimming Championships.

Shelley Taylor-Smith of FINA's Technical Open Water Swimming Committee correctly pointed out the corrected FINA guidelines governing in feeding sticks:

Feeding Poles can be up to maximum of 5 meters in length with no rope or fishing line hanging from the pole. A flag is acceptable to be hung from the end of the pole the maximum size is A4*.

Please accept our apologies.

Photo by Matthais Hangst of the feeding station at the 2009 World Swimming Championships.

* Slightly larger than letter-sized paper for the American audience.

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