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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on Friday, 17 November 2017.

1ST - 4TH MARCH 2018

The championships, hosted by British Swimming and SASA East District will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool from Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March 2018, and with tickets starting at just £7.50 for adults will be an opportunity to see some of the world’s best swimmers in action. But tickets are limited so don’t miss out!

The competitions, combined for the first time, will be the last chance for stars such as Adam Peaty, James Guy and Ross Murdoch to compete before heading off to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

For tickets go to https://www.theticketfactory.com/edinburgh-international-swim-meet/online/

For more information go to http://eism.org.uk/

Safeguarding Course workshop - 10 Dec 2017

on Thursday, 16 November 2017.


ScUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop

This 3-hour workshop is suitable for coaches and volunteers who may come in to contact with children.  This workshop explores the Code of Conduct for those in contact with children and provides basic information on recognising child abuse and responding to concerns.

Scottish Swimming recommends that all volunteers attend this workshop for the following reasons:

1.    You never know who and when a person will confide in you.

2.    To ensure that volunteers keep themselves safe as well as the athletes.

This workshop is FREE to Scottish Swimming members, any non members will be charged £20.

Please note the minimum age to attend this workshop is 16 years.


Go to https://scottishswimming.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=728F06033E8093855D8C4EBBE43A50F9B9BC439F

Phil Potter is a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards 2017

on Thursday, 16 November 2017.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 30 November

This year's finalists cover a breadth of sport and physical activity across the UK. After a record number of public nominations, a shortlisting process and finally an independent judging panel making a tough decision on who should be selected, the following coaches have made it as a finalist at this year's event. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 30 November at The HAC, London.

Phil Potter (Swimming)

For the past 16 years, Phil Potter has nurtured the talent of young performers as the head coach of Heart of Midlothian Amateur Swimming Club, based in Edinburgh. He is also a lead coach with the Scottish Swimming National Programme and the Scottish Youth Squad.

Phil is responsible for the leadership of these programmes, which comprises of 10 part-time and voluntary coaches working at a number of venues in Edinburgh with a group of 12 emerging swimmers aged between 14 and 18.

Recent evidence of Phil’s ability to encourage and develop his swimmers came at the FINA World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, where two of his protégés competed for GB. His ‘team approach’ philosophy, around physical preparation, technical development and athlete welfare, is also working wonders for the national programme, with his Scotland team winning eight medals at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games. 

More details at https://www.ukcoaching.org/people-who-develop-coaches/events/uk-coaching-awards/meet-finalists