From Openwaterpedia

noun - A finish chute is a pen (or corral or holding area or fenced-in enclosure) for marshaling or directing open water swimmers onshore at the start and finish of an open water swim or triathlon. It is also a passage to the finish of open water swimming competitions that is often marked by lines or buoys that funnels swimmers to a specific finish area.


  • The swimmers were gathering in the chute on the beach just before the start of the race.
  • The swimmers were just about to enter the chute that directs them to the finish board at the end of the race.


pen, corral, finish chute

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