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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East District Team strike gold in Dublin

on Saturday, 30 April 2016.

Day one of Irish open

Gold medals for Katie Taylor in 800 freestyle and in the 200 fly for Tain Bruce, while Calum Reid took silver in the men's race.
George Clough reached the finals of the 50 breaststroke and 100 backstroke, Gulsum Onal swam in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle final, Keanna MacInnes was in the 200m butterfly final, as was Katie Taylor, Archie Goodburn was in the final of the 200 butterfly and semi final of the 50 breaststroke and James Beattie swam in the B final of the 200 butterfly.
 
On day 2, lots more final swims and progression into the finals on Saturday. 
 
Tain and Gulsum have both made it through to the final of the 100 freestyle and Katie reached the semi final. George is in the final of the 100 backstroke and breaststroke and Archie reached the semi final in breaststroke. Katie swam in the final of the 400 IM and Fraser Allison and Daniel Ferguson swam in the B final in the men's event. Calum and Tain both finished 4th in the 50 fly final, with Gulsum also qualifying for the final and Keanna reaching the semi final. 

 

The East District Team heads for the Irish Open

on Wednesday, 27 April 2016.

National Aquatic Centre, Dublin from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May

The East District swimmers heading off to Dublin for the Irish Open.
 
Gulsum Onal, Tain Bruce, Katie Taylor, Keanna MacInnes, Daniel Ferguson, Calum Reid,  George Clough, James Beattie, Archie Goodburn and Fraser Allison.
 
Results will be posted on http://www.swimireland.ie/

Two former East District Swimmers join Team GB for Rio

on Thursday, 21 April 2016.

Team GB selects 26 swimmers for Rio 2016

The 26 athletes sealed their spots on the plane to Rio with their performances at last week’s British Swimming Championships.

Adam Peaty leads the way for Team GB with World and European titles to his name as well as world-record times in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

Peaty will be joined in Rio by fellow World Champion James Guy, World individual medallists Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor as well as four members of the World Championship winning men’s 4x200m freestyle relay squad.

As well as Olympic debuts for Peaty, Guy and Carlin, the squad sees some familiar Team GB faces with O’Connor, Andrew Willis and Hannah Miley all returning again after appearing four years ago at London 2012. And in Robbie Renwick Team GB has the invaluable experience of two previous Olympic Games.

April 27 will mark 100 days to go until Rio 2016 gets underway and the 26 swimmers bring the total number of Team GB athletes selected for the Games to 47 with 11 sailors, six shooters and four slalom canoeists already announced.

The selected swimmers are:

James Guy, 20, born in Bury, swims for Millfield

Adam Peaty, 21, Uttoxeter, City of Derby

Max Litchfield, 21, Sheffield, City of Sheffield

Jazz Carlin, 25, Swindon, National Centre Bath

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, 20, Bath, National Centre Bath

Andrew Willis, 25, Frimley, National Centre Bath

Hannah Miley, 26, Swindon, Garioch

Ben Proud, 21, London, Plymouth Leander

The athletes above gained selection after they won their event and achieved the nomination standard at the 2016 British Championships as per the BOA selection policy.

Chloe Tutton, 19, Pontypridd, City of Cardiff

Ross Murdoch, 22, Balloch, University of Stirling

Stephen Milne, 21, Inverness, Perth City

Robbie Renwick, 27, Abu Dhabi, University of Stirling

Duncan Scott, 18, Glasgow, University of Stirling

Craig Benson, 21, Livingston, University of Stirling

Fran Halsall, 26, Southport, National Centre Loughborough

Molly Renshaw, 19, Mansfield, National Centre Loughborough

Chris Walker-Hebborn, 25 Enfield, National Centre Bath

Tim Shuttleworth, 18, Hatfield, National Centre Loughborough

Aimee Willmott, 23, Middlesbrough, London Aquatics Centre PP

Eleanor Faulkner, 23, Sheffield, City of Sheffield

Georgia Coates, 17, Leeds, City of Leeds

Camilla Hattersley, 21, Edinburgh, City of Glasgow

Georgia Davies, 25, London, National Centre Loughborough

The athletes above gained selection after they achieved a time within 2% of the set benchmark time included within the BOA selection policy (individual and relay).

Cameron Kurle, 18, Glastonbury, Millfield

Ieuan Lloyd, 22, Penarth, City of Cardiff

Daniel Wallace, 22, Edinburgh, Warrender

The athletes above gained selection at the discretion of the British Head Coach and National Performance Director as per the BOA selection policy. The criteria for these decisions included (but not limited to) the need to rest key athletes that have large schedules; a proven track record as a relay swimmer at major international meets; individual performances at the British Championships 2016.

Mark England, Team GB’s Chef de Mission for Rio 2016, said:

 
 
“After some strong performances at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow we are excited to welcome this talented group of swimmers onto Team GB for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
 

“The athletes selected have shown that they are capable of producing performances at the highest level and among the ranks are World and European Champions as well as athletes capable of swimming world-record times.

“This group has fantastic potential and I am excited about watching them compete for Team GB in Brazil.”

Chris Spice, Swimming Team Leader for Rio 2016 said:

“What we have is a focused, well-balanced team with some very exciting young prospects. The team has been refreshed as a result of a series of great performances from some of our Podium Potential youngsters – Chloe Tutton, Cameron Kurle, Molly Renshaw, Craig Benson, Georgia Coates and Max Litchfield, who all produced stunning performances to upset their more senior rivals and make the Olympic team.

“But perhaps the swim of the Championships came from 18-year-old Tim Shuttleworth in the 1500m freestyle where he had the Glasgow crowd on its feet.

“The challenge for everyone is to move our performances on between now and the summer. Athletes have done a good job to make the team but our primary focus is to improve performances in Rio and we will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of this.”

Adam Peaty said:

“I’m thrilled to have been selected for Team GB. I first watched my teammate Craig Benson in the Olympics [London 2012] and I was really jealous.

“He was the same age and he was at a home Olympics, something I would never get a chance to do again. I was looking at the results on my phone. It was like a ‘what am I doing with my life’ kind of moment. From then, I watched all the Olympics and said to myself that I would make the next one. That was my defining moment, to stop messing about now and get my head down.

“I don’t want to be a team-maker (in Rio), that’s the most important definition for me. I want to make my country proud and give it the best shot I can really and wear that Team GB tracksuit with pride.”

Hannah Miley said:

“It’s quite hard to put into words what it feels like to be selected for my third Olympics. I still love my sport as much as I’ve always done and to reach my third Olympics just highlights the dedication that me and my family have put into the sport.

“It’s another fantastic opportunity to put myself out there against the very best in the world - in the biggest event in the world - and hopefully I can come out on top.

“I feel a lot more confident, centred and happy this time around. My previous experiences have been great in Beijing and London but I feel different heading into Rio and I’m confident that will help me to perform.

“I’m really looking forward to this Olympics. I’m more mature and more experienced, and I’ll approach this one differently to the previous two.”