About Swimming

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The district organises competitions and training for East District swimmers and two open swimming competitions each year; the East District open (May / June) and the Edinburgh International swim meet (March).

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Open Water

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Open water swimming takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, canals and reservoirs. The activity has grown in popularity in recent years.

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Masters

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Masters swimming is a special class of competitive swimming and is for swimmers 25 years or older. They compete within age groups of 5 years.

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Diving

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Diving is made up of many different styles and techniques. It involves a display of perfectly formed body positions while plunging into a pool of water.

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Water Polo

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Water Polo is a team watersport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals.

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Synchro

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Can you imagine swimming for up to five minutes while performing acrobatics, holding your breath, looking graceful and having to keep in time to the music or your fellow athletes?

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Stewards for the Summer meet 7-9th July at RCP

on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

Contact Linda Taylor

Stewards are needed for the Summer Meet,  7-9th July at RCP, if you are able to help to run this meet please contact Linda Taylor , Steward Coordinator, either on 07809 678325, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks

Medalists at the East District Open Championships 2017

on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

May 2017

Pictures of the medalists at the East District Open Championships 2017 can now be found at http://www.sasaeastdistrict.org.uk/swimming/picture-gallery

EISM and British Swimming Champs 2018

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March 2018

British Swimming and SASA East District are pleased to announce that the 2018 British Swimming Championships will take place in conjunction with the 2018 Edinburgh International Swim Meet.

The joint event will be hosted at the Royal Commonwealth Pool from Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March 2018.  Training will be available for competitors on Wednesday 28th February in the competition pool.

The Edinburgh International Swim Meet has a long history in the international swimming calendar, having first taken place in the 1980s. After a three-year hiatus leading up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Meet returned to the RCP in 2015 and has since become hugely popular, with a variety of international teams and world-leading athletes competing.

Commenting on the joint venture, British Swimming Head of Performance Services Adam Clarke said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the SASA East District to stage a joint 2018 Edinburgh International and British Championships at a time that will also provide a perfect racing opportunity for home nation athletes as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games.”

Royal Commonwealth Pool

SASA East District has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to develop the meet since its re-launch three years ago.  Jim Aitken MBE, Director of Sport & Exercise, said: “We are delighted to once again be a main sponsor of the EISM and make our facilities available to the athletes coming to Edinburgh. It’s such a great opportunity to see world-class swimming on our doorstep, and it is even more tantalising this year as the nation’s best swimmers finalise preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, while for junior athletes, it’ll be the selection meet for the 2018 European Junior Championships.  The extra dimension provided by the incorporation of the British Championships provides the opportunity to expand the scope of the event and champion elite swimming in the heart of Edinburgh. We are sure to see some super-fast swimming, and we can’t wait for it to start.”

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Frank Ross, said: “This event is set to be one of the most prestigious swimming championships at the Royal Commonwealth Pool since the flagship venue was refurbished. The British Swimming Championships have a long and established history, and the 2018 event, in conjunction with the Edinburgh International Swim Meet, is likely to be watched by thousands.”

Claire Rusack, Leisure Manager at The Royal Commonwealth Pool said: “Edinburgh Leisure is looking forward to hosting this exciting event at The Royal Commonwealth Pool. It will be another fantastic opportunity to share our fantastic aquatic facilities with some of the UK’s top swimming talent as well as their supporters and swimming fans alike. We wish all competitors the very best of luck for the event.”

Qualification times will be announced after the World Championships in Budapest. Swimmers meeting the qualification times will swim in the early morning heats.  Consideration times, including separate times for junior swimmers (male, born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; female born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), will also be published in August.