Welcome to the home of SASA in the East District. Here you will find all the information you could need on Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water, Synchro and Masters.

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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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Stewards required

on Saturday, 23 May 2015.

East District Open


Hi there

We are looking for volunteer stewards for the East District Grand Prix swimming meet at the Royal Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh from Friday 29- Sunday 31st  May 2015. This is one of the bigger events in the District calendar and we are expecting large numbers of swimmers and spectators. 
                     We are particularly looking for help for the morning sessions.

No previous experience is necessary, and this might suit parents of swimmers or older / former swimmers or other young people willing to help out and get a chance to see the top swimmers from Scotland and the UK up close at the event for free. This could be used towards Duke of Edinburgh or other volunteering awards or college experience.
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: 
Friday 29                       14.15 hrs to finish approx. 19:30hrs
Sat 14/Sun 15                 07:15hrs to finish approx. 11:45hrs 
                                          11:30hrs to finish approx. 16.00hrs 
                                          15:45hrs to finish approx. 19:30hrs
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 Tuesday  26th May 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.

                      Niamh Simms
                      Steward's Manager

Warm up and session times for East District Open Championships 2015

on Friday, 22 May 2015.

29th - 31st May 2015

We can confirm that warm up and session times are as follows:


Warm Up:              15.30 - 16:25                        Start:       16:30


Saturday and Sunday

Morning                                  Afternoon                            Finals

Warm Up:  08.00 – 08.55      Warm Up:  12.30 – 1:25     Warm Up: 17.00 – 17:40

Start:             09.00                    Start:           13.30                  Start:           17:45


Sunday, as for Saturday, except


    Warm Up:   16.45 – 17:25

                                                                                                      Start:            17:30

Two Carnegie Swimmers selected for 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

Tain Bruce and Craig McLean

Congratulations to Carnegie's Tain Bruce and Craig McLean, who join four others in being selected to represent Youth Team Scotland in Samoa at the Commonwealth Youth Games.