About Swimming

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Synchro

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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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Glasgow to host European SC Championships 2019

on Monday, 20 March 2017.

Glasgow has been successful in its bid to host the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) has announced.

Delivered in partnership by Glasgow Life on behalf of Glasgow City Council, EventScotland, British Swimming and UK Sport, the Championships will take place in Tollcross International Swimming Centre between 4-8 December 2019.

The biannual event, which was last held in the UK in 1998 in Sheffield, will see athletes from all across Europe make their way to Glasgow to compete in 40 short course (25 metre) swimming events.

Ian Hooper, Glasgow Life’s Director of Sport, said: “Glasgow has a strong reputation for delivering successful swimming events, including the IPC World Swimming Championships 2015, and Duel in the Pool 2013.

“This event will leave a lasting legacy for Glasgow, inspiring a new generation of swimmers and encouraging young people to make the most of our free swimming initiative. It will also provide an early legacy success from Glasgow hosting the 2018 European Championships.

“As one of the top five sporting cities in the world, we are confident our experience in delivering world-class events, and our close relationship with partners, will help us ensure the European Short course Swimming Championships 2019 is a hugely successful and stand-out event.”

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “I am delighted Scotland has been awarded the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019. This is a fantastic event and a great addition to our already impressive calendar of swimming events taking place in the coming years including the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow and the European Junior Championships in Aberdeen in 2020.

“Scotland is the perfect stage for events and securing this bid shows the true legacy provided by the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. EventScotland, together with the other bid partners, looks forward to working closely with LEN to deliver a truly memorable Championships.

British Swimming Chief Executive, David Sparkes, said: “This is a really important Championships which will be the last event of 2019 – the year before the Olympics in Tokyo.

“We’re delighted that it will be held in Glasgow, following the successful bid and efforts of all partners, and we will be looking forward to seeing some strong performances as new talent emerges on the eve of the Olympic Games.”

Simon Morton, Chief Operating Officer of UK Sport, said: “We are delighted that the UK has been chosen to stage the European Short Course Swimming Championships in 2019. Hosting this event following the incredible success of Team GB in the pool in Rio will allow spectators to see world-class athletes in action before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

“This event forms part of a UK-wide series of major international events supported by UK Sport, backed by National Lottery funding, to inspire the nation.”

The European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019 builds on the bid partners existing strong partnership with LEN, working together to deliver the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and the European Junior Championships for swimming and diving in Aberdeen in 2020.

The District needs new marshals

on Monday, 20 March 2017.

Thank you to Gill Scott and Jackie Johnston

After many years Gill Scott and Jackie Johnston  have decided it’s time to step down from their roles as marshals at East District events. They have done a magnificent job and many swimmers will be sad they have not been able to say goodbye. I know the Management Committee is and sends them good wishes and many thanks.

This means the District needs new marshals. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!!!

The role requires being at all ED events ( Age groups/Open & Edinburgh International, also possibly one other) Supervising the warm up. Making sure sprint lanes operational and safe. Marshalling the swimmers for heats and finals and marshalling for medal presentations.

Expenses are paid. Meals provided and lots of love from the swimmers  

If you are interested please contact Susan Waller   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.