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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Don't miss the action at East District Age Group Championships Round 2

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015.

Follow the action via live streaming

We hope that you will be at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre for the East District Age Group Championships, but if you cannot be there, why not follow the action via live streaming? Go to  https://livestream.com/streamscene/edagrnd2 

East District Technical Officials Workshops - Judge 2 Initial Workshop

on Monday, 23 November 2015.

Saturday 28 November 2015.

East District Technical Officials Workshops

At the East District Age Group round 2 a technical official workshop will be held on Saturday 28 November 2015.

Judge 2 Initial Workshop

This is the second level of qualification. It encompasses the role and duties in relation to all aspects of judging and the theoretical role and duties of Stroke Judge.

The minimum age to start training is 16 years and candidates must have already undertaken the Judge Level 1workshop.

Please download workbook from


10am, Saturday 28 November 2015

Venue Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre

Viewfield, Glenrothes, KY6 2RD

tutor; Alistair Shields, STO Convenor

If you require further information or to register interest in attending contact the tutor and STO, Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

East District Rule 5b. While attending these courses, Technical Officials will not count for their club against the number of officials that a club must provide for a District event.



Notice of Workshop


Para Swimming


Multi Classification CPD


Technical Officials Workshop


7.30pm Thursday 29 October 2015


Beech Room, Heriot Watt University, 
Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS


This season the East District Championships will feature multi-classification events and in preparation it is proposed to hold continuing personal development workshops regarding para swimming and officiating issues to prepare for the completion.


The topics to be addressed on the course are to enable each delegate to gain knowledge of:

  • What Events it is permissible to receive excemption
  • Excemption codes
  • Observation Techniques

If you require further information contact convenor at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


These events are open to any interested parties who are members of SASA.

At this stage there are no UKCC CPD points for this workshop nor is it a recognised Para Swimming qualification.


East District Age Groups Round 2

on Sunday, 22 November 2015.

28th - 29th November

Warm-up details for round 2 on 28 and 29 November 2015

Session Five    Warm ups       Boys 9.00-9:25           Girls 9:30-9:55                       

Session Six      Warm ups       Boys 13.30-13:55       Girls 14:00-14:25                   

Session Seven Warm ups       Girls 9.00- 9:25          Boys 9:30-9:55                       

Session Eight   Warm ups       Girls 13.30-13:55       Boys 14:00-14:25                   


Swimmers should choose when to warm up for their events; either in the main pool before racing begins or using the swim down pool.

Expected event start times are as follows:


Session 5 (14 and overs)

Session 6 (11 – 13 yrs)

Session 7 (14 and overs)

Session 8 (11 – 13 yrs)

Saturday am

Saturday pm

Sunday am

Sunday pm

301 B 200 Fly – 10:00

321 B 200 Fly – 2:30

401 G 200 Fly – 10:00

421 G 200 Fly – 2:30

302 G 200 Back - 10:15

322 G 200 Back – 2:45

402 B 200 Back - 10:15

422 B 200 Back – 2:50

303 B 200 Breast – 10:50

323 B 200 Breast – 3:20

403 G 200 Breast - 10:45

423 G 200 Breast – 3:20

304 G 200 Free – 11:20

324 G 200 Free – 4:00

404 B 200 Free – 11:20

424 B 200 Free – 4:00

Finals 12:00

Finals 4:40

Finals 12:00

Finals 4:45