About Swimming

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

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 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 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

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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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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LDD take both Telfer Cup and Lothian Club Championships (Junior Division)

on Saturday, 06 February 2016.

Inverleith take Senior Division

While Inverleith took the Senior Division at the new style Lothian Club Championships Livingston & District Dolphins took both the Junior Division and the historic Telfer Cup (first competed for in 1901).

East District Technical Officials Workshops

on Friday, 05 February 2016.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

East District Technical Officials Workshops

The following workshops will be held at the Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans

Judge 1 2nd Workshop

J1 Candidates who have progressed through a number of poolside sessions should then attend this Group Session to go over progress to date and to complete some of the review questions in their workbook.

At this second session the Course Leader will go over the duties and notes of the Chief Inspector of Turns and Relay Take-off Judge.

Please bring workbook for review

7pm, Wednesday 10 February 2016

tutor; Alistair Shields

For further information contact our tutor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Candidates who complete this workshop can remain and undertake;

Judge 2 Initial Workshop

This is the second level of qualification. It encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Stroke Judge.

The minimum age to start training is 16 years and candidates should have undertaken their J1 second workshop.

Please download workbook from


7.45pm, Wednesday 10 February 2016

Venue Mercat Gait Centre, Preston Road, Prestonpans, EH32 9EN

tutor; Alistair Shields, STO Convenor

If you require further information or to register interest in attending contact the tutor and STO, Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are now open for the next Young people’s sport panel!

on Wednesday, 03 February 2016.

Do you know someone who has got what it takes?

We’re delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next Young people’s sport panel!


We’re looking for a group of 16 young people to speak up for sport and work with us and Young Scot to help influence and shape sport in Scotland. These young people would be:

  • Aged 14-25 and living in Scotland
  • Passionate about sport
  • Want to provide a voice for young people in sport
  • Got up to 3 hours a week to offer
  • Want to make a difference

Do you know someone who has got what it takes? Please encourage them to apply, we would love to hear from them!


We welcome applications from young people from a wide range of backgrounds including SIMD areas and those with protected characteristics.


Being part of the sport panel is a great opportunity for a young person; over the years the experience has made a positive difference to the lives of past and present panel members and they have made an important contribution to Scottish sport. The sport panel have been involved in a range of activities supporting the development of projects like School Sport Awards, young decision makers, attending and contributing to workshops and conferences and creating content for the web and social media to raise the profile of sport. It’s a brilliant way for young people to build confidence, gain positive experiences to support their future careers and of course, to make new friends!


The key call to action for the campaign is www.sportscotland.org.uk/ypspHere you will find:


  • A video answering some frequently asked questions about the sport panel, from some of the current members. This is also online on our YouTube channel.
  • The application form itself, with a guidance note to help people when filling in the online form. This guidance note is also available in a short video clip for those who prefer to consume information in this way, and has also been translated into British Sign Language.
  • Information on who’s on the current panel, what they have done and how to follow them on social media.


The website also carries a downloadable recruitment toolkit which includes a poster, digital banners for websites, Facebook and Twitter, PPT deck. Please use these tools to raise awareness of the opportunity – the direct link for this is www.sportscotland.org.uk/sportpaneltoolkit.


Applications will close at noon on Monday 22nd February 2016


For more information on the Young people’s sport panel contact: michelle.livingston@sportscotland.org.uk.


Thank you in advance for your support in driving applications.