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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Scotland East Finish in Sixth Place in the 1st Division of the National County Team Championships 2016

on Sunday, 23 October 2016.

AKA The Intercounties

Congratulations to the Team from East Distirct who finished in 6th place in the 1st Division of the National County Team Championships 2016 at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Boosted by wins by Keana MacInnes, Archie Goodburn,  & Roisin Ramsay, it was a great team performance.

Congratulations also to Scotland West, who won the 2nd Division, we look forward to next year's competition.

British Water Polo League, Returns to the Royal Commonwealth Pool Saturday 22nd October - 13:00

on Friday, 21 October 2016.

Saturday 22nd October - 13:00

The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh is the venue for the latest round of matches in the British Water Polo League, and there’s plenty for the home crowd to get excited about with the Caledonia women’s and men’s teams featuring in three of the five matches taking place this afternoon.

The Division 1 action features some of the best club sides in the UK in the second of four rounds of action taking place across England and Scotland during October and November.  Physical, fast-paced and with goals guaranteed, water polo is an absorbing sport to watch live.  And spectating today and tomorrow is free!

Water polo intro: Matches consist of teams of 7 players each, one being the goalkeeper.  The aim is to get the ball in the opposition net by passing and and shooting.  Apart from the goalkeeper, players cannot hold the ball using both hands and no player is allowed to touch their feet on the bottom of the pool.  Matches are 32 minutes long in total divided up into four quarters of 8 minutes each.  Game time is non-stop with players requiring exceptional levels of fitness.

Today’s action gets underway at 1pm with the Caledonia men’s team taking on their counterparts from Manchester at 1pm.  The teams are joint-leaders (along with Solihull) of Division 1, with two wins from their first two matches, making this an intriguing match-up to start the day.

There’s another men’s match between Lancaster and Sheffield before Caledonia women take on Liverpool Lizards at 3.30pm.  After suffering two losses in the first round of matches earlier this month (albeit one being a tight 15-12 reverse to Coventry), Caledonia women will be going all out to get some points on the board against a Liverpool team who have won two of their opening three matches.  A win would be the perfect confidence booster for the home side ahead of tomorrow’s double-header of matches including a showdown with league leaders Manchester.

The league action concludes at 6pm with Caledonia men taking to the pool for again, this time against Lancaster, and potentially seeking a second win of the day to take them top of the table.

One to watch: Gael Logan, the captain of Caledonia Women and Scottish Player of the Year.  A member of the team for more than a decade, Logan has been key part of Caledonia’s rise to the top league in the country and her experience will be crucial today.

This is the full match timings:

1pm: Men’s Div 1 – Manchester vs Caledonia
2.15pm: Men’s Div 1 – Lancaster vs Sheffield
3.30pm: Women’s Div 1 – Liverpool Lizards vs Caledonia
4.45pm: Women’s Div 1 – Manchester vs Leeds Sharks
6pm: Men’s Div 1 – Lancaster vs Caledonia

Matches start at 1pm.

Spectating is free at Royal Commonwealth Pool for all matches.

Round Two of the British Water Polo League continues tomorrow with Caledonia Women involved in two matches, the first one against Manchester at 10.15am.

Free Online Training - Inclusive Volunteering

on Friday, 21 October 2016.

Volunteer Scotland


Inclusive Volunteering

These sessions are free of charge and open to anyone who has an interest in Inclusive Volunteering.

Research indicates that people who are at risk of experiencing exclusion can benefit from volunteering. We know, however, that many people face barriers to becoming a volunteer. As we start to consider how to support and encourage more inclusive volunteering, this session is an opportunity to share the challenges faced by volunteer managers in making volunteering accessible for all people.

Tuesday 8th November 2016 - 11am - 12noon

Thursday 24th November 2016 - 10am - 11am 

Thursday 8th December 2016 - 11am - 12noon 

For more information on all our training courses visit our website, or contact us by e-mail or call 01786 479593