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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September Delegates' Meeting at the Queen Margaret University

on Thursday, 21 September 2017.

21st September 2017

The September East District Delegates' Meeting will be held on 21st September 2017 at:

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh
Edinburgh, EH21 6UU
7pm for 7.30pm

Three Golds and a Silver for Sarah Calder

on Thursday, 21 September 2017.

Special Olympics GB National Games 2017 in Sheffield

Sarah Calder aged 29 who lives in Joppa and trains at Musselburgh Marlins and Lothian Racers swimming clubs made a huge splash at the recent Special Olympics GB National Games held in Sheffield representing the Special Olympics Lothian Swimming Team winning three gold medals in the individual events in the 25 metres backstroke, the 50 metres backstroke and the 50 metres freestyle all in personal best times and a silver medal with the 4x 50 metres freestyle relay team.

Seventeen regional teams with close to four hundred swimmers from across the UK came together to compete over four days at the Ponds Forge International Swimming Centre in Sheffield.
Sarah swam magnificently in winning her four medals and well deserved her success with the enthusiasm and commitment she had given to training five times a week in the pool and gym and the tremendous support she had received from her parents, her coaches and her clubs for many years. 

Upcoming STO workshops

on Sunday, 17 September 2017.

September 2017

For details of upcoming STO Courses, go to http://www.sasaeastdistrict.org.uk/sto/workshops