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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Don't miss the action at the East District Open and Scottish Grand Prix

on Thursday, 26 May 2016.

Live streaming returns

Live streaming returns to the RCP this weekend, courtesy of SASA East District and Stream-Scene.  Follow the link   http://livestream.com/streamscene/edopen16

Steward volunteers 27-29 May Commonwealth Pool

on Monday, 23 May 2016.

We are expecting large numbers of swimmers from all over Scotland.

We are looking for volunteer stewards for the upcoming East District Open at the RCP Edinburgh from Friday 27- Sunday 29 May 2016. This is one of the major meets in the District calendar and we are expecting large numbers of swimmers from all over Scotland.

No previous experience is necessary and this might suit parents of swimmers or older / former swimmers willing to help out and get a chance to see the top swimmers from the UK up close at the event for free. This could be used towards Duke of Edinburgh, Saltire or other volunteering awards. Volunteers should be over 15.
 
Duties will include; 
  • directing spectators to their seats, and escorting them out at the end of each session
  • ensuring stairs and walkways are kept clear 
  • assisting pool staff to keep the spectator and balcony swimmer area tidy
  • monitoring barrier areas between poolside, swimmers area and spectators area
Volunteers can choose as many or as few shifts as they are able to attend , and if they attend two consecutive sessions they are entitled to a meal voucher for the on site café to cover their meal break.

The shifts are as follows ( times are approximate at the moment, to be confirmed nearer the date)
 
Friday 27th                 3pm-8pm
 
Sat 28/Sun 29
Morning.                           07:00hrs to finish approx. 11:45hrs 
Afternoon                         11:30hrs to finish approx. 16.00hrs 
Evening                            15:45hrs to finish approx. 20:00hrs
          
Please respond directly to me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .uk  with names and contact details of any volunteers by  as soon as possible and which sessions they are willing to attend.

 If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07957 994 672 . Many thanks for any and all offers of help to keep this event running smoothly and safely and to ensure all spectators have a great time at the event.
 

East District Open and Grand Prix: Session Times

on Saturday, 21 May 2016.

27th - 29th May 2016

SESSION TMINGS

Friday

Warm Up:         16:00 – 16:55                Start:   17:00

Saturday

Morning                        Afternoon                     Finals

Warm Up:         08:00 – 08.55   Warm Up:         12:30 – 1:25      Warm Up:         16:30 – 17:40

Start:               09:00               Start:               13:30                Start:               17:45

Sunday

Morning                        Afternoon                     Finals

Warm Up:         08:00 – 08.55   Warm Up:         12:30 – 1:25      Warm Up:         16:30 – 17:40

Start:               09:00               Start:               13:30                Start:               17:45