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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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Snippet" from the Archives 2

on Friday, 18 April 2014.

Selected for the East District Delegates' Meeting by Colin Kennedy

25 Years Ago : (1989)


Mr Battison was in the Chair. He opened the meeting by offering on behalf of those attending, a 'Thank You' to the ladies of Glenrothes ASC for the refreshments provided.


This meeting was also attended by Mr Murdo Wallace, SASA Fundraising Consultant who outlined his plans for improving the finances of the Association. This included sponsorship from TSB, the Scottish Milk Marketing Board, British Airways & Mecca Leisure.


FINA banned for 2 years the Water Polo players who played in South Africa. Also ruled it was not permitted to attempt  records of Butterfly, Backstroke & Breaststroke in Freestyle events.


The General Secretary reported the Scottish Sports Council were prepared to offer the Association a grant of £25,000 for a computer event management system but the Executive had agreed NOT to pursue this due to a) technical reasons, and b) maintenance costs. The Treasurer also reported the first "Apricot" computer had been received in the office and a second was to follow shortly.


S & N Breweries will be a major sponsor for the 1990 C.G.'s team donating £50,000, plus matching other donations up of  £100,000. to a maximum


Outstanding affiliation fees were reported. This time for 3 Clubs.. Kelso, Kirkcaldy & Hawick. It was agreed they be written to and given until the end of the month to pay their A/F., otherwise their membership of SASA would be terminated


75 Years Ago : (1939)


Mr Barnie (President), presided over a "Good" attendance. A list of Clubs was read whose Affiliation Fee was unpaid and who were automatically suspended until such times as the fee was paid.


Much of the meeting was taken up with approving applications to hold Galas from Clubs such as Gillespie's School & Roseberry ASC. A Gala had been held by Boroughmuir. Suspensions were in place for Dunbar & N.Berwick. On the finance side of things, the District had a balance of £44.17.10



125 Years Ago : (1889)


The 1st Annual General Meeting of  Eastern Counties of SASA was held in the Buchanan Hotel, Edinburgh on Saturday 13th April 1889. Mr Thomson occupied the Chair


Delegates attended from the following  Swimming Clubs :-

"Lorne", "Roseberry", "Hibs", "Hearts", "Forth", "Thistle", "Gardeners", "Brandon", "Postal", "Musselburgh" & "Burntisland"


Clubs not represented included :- "Edinburgh University", "East of Scotland", "Leith", "Kirkcaldy", "Dysart" & "Carnegie".


Under 'Correspondence', a letter had been submitted confirm "The Villagers" Club ceased to exist.


When it came to the election of 'Office Bearers', Mr Thomson indicated he had to step down due to the fact he was not a delegate anymore. He did intimate he would be joining another Club.


Mr Walls was elected President on a vote against Mr Hughes, however, the said Mr Hughes was then unanimously elected Vice President. The positions of Secretary & Vice Secretary were held over until the next meeting owing to various delegates declining the positions.

James Heatly follows family tradition

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Commonwealth Games Diving

Sir Peter Heatly, CBEDL, triple gold medal winner for Scotland in the British Empire (and Commonwealth) Games will be attending his 17th Commonwealth Games. This time he has the chance to see family tradition continued as his Grandson, James Heatly, has been selected for the 3m springboard event in Glasgow.

Also diving for Scotland will be Grace Reid, who has qualified for the 1m springboard

East District swimmers selected for the Scotland commonwealth Games team

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

18 swimmers registered with East District Clubs

Congratulations to the following swimmers selected for the Scotland 2014 Commonwealth games team:

Andrea Strachan from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Caitlin McClatchey from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Calum Tait from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Corrie Scott from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Craig Benson from Warrender Baths Club Coached by Laurel Bailey

Craig Hamilton from Warrender Baths Club/ Louisiana State University Coached by Laurel Bailey / Dave Geyer

Craig McNally from Warrender Baths Club Coached by Laurel Bailey

Dan Wallace from Warrender Baths Club / University of Florida Coached by Laurel Bailey / Gregg Troy

Fiona Donnelly from Warrender Baths Club/ Nova Centurion/Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Coached by  Jamie Main

Jack Thorpe from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Kathryn Johnstone from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Keiran McGuckin from  Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Lucy Hope from Kelso ASC/BEST coached by Alec Jordan

Mark Tully from Tranent/ East Lothian Swim Team coached by Mat Trodden

Megan Gilchrist from Armadale Barracudas ASC/ Swansea University coached by Bud McAllister

Michael Jamieson from Edinburgh University/ University of Bath coached by Dave McNulty

Rachael O'Donnell from Carnegie coached by John Szaranek

Richard Schafers from Edinburgh University Coached by Chris Jones

Congratulations also to: Aisha Thornton, Andrew McGovern, Cameron Brodie, Camilla Hattersley, Gareth  Mills, Hannah Miley, Jak Scott, Joe Welstead, Kathleen Dawson, Katie Armitage, Lewis Smith, Martin Cremin, Rachel Masson, Robbie Renwick, Rory Lamont, Ross Muir, Ross Murdoch, Ryan Bennett, Sian Harkin and Stephen  Milne.