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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East District AGM Thursday 8th December 2016

on Monday, 05 December 2016.

6:30p.m. for 7.00 p.m. start

East District


To be held at Meggetland Sports Complex

Colinton Road, EDINBURGH, EH14 1AS

On Thursday 8th December 2016

6:30p.m. for 7.00 p.m. start


Congratulations to Alanna Morrison after completing 20 years as LRSG Convenor

on Sunday, 04 December 2016.

And more than 30 years as a Swimming Volunteer

After serving as Lothian Region Swimming Group Convenor for more than 20 years and being the longest serving member of the East District Management Committee, Alanna Morrison has handed over the reins to the new Lothian Region Swimming Group Convenor, Mitch Hiddleston.

Congratulations to you both

Mitch was also the 2016 winner of the Bob Reekie Quaich as the LRSG volunteer of the year.

2017 WADA Prohibited List Changes

on Friday, 02 December 2016.

Will come into effect on 1st January 2017.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced the 2017 Prohibited List Changes, which will come into effect on 1st January 2017.