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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Congratulations to Dunfermline Water Polo Club and Caledonia Waterpolo Club player Niamh Moloney

on Tuesday, 14 September 2021.

Member of the GBR Senior women's squad

Niamh with GBR Senior Ladies Sep21

Congratulations to Dunfermline Water Polo Club and Caledonia Waterpolo Club player Niamh Moloney who is a member of the GBR Senior womens squad as part of the University Team of GBR who travelled to Serbia last week to take part in the 1st round of the Danube WP League (10-12 Sep). 

The matches were played in the town of Bečej, which is around 130km north of Belgrade.


 Report of last weekends GBR matches can be found via https://www.facebook.com/EnglandWaterPolo


Alan Lynn, National Coach at Scottish Swimming, has agreed to give a short presentation on the changes to the Performance Squad structure, including to the Junior Academy.

on Tuesday, 07 September 2021.

East District Membership Meeting 16th September 2021

Alan Lynn, National Coach at Scottish Swimming,  has agreed to give a short presentation on the changes to the Performance Squad structure, including to the Junior Academy. 

This wil be at the East District Membership Meeting on 16th September 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

The Agenda for the meeting has been updated and can be found here Agenda

Coaches' passes for the East District Time Trials on 25th September 2021

on Monday, 06 September 2021.

Apply before 16th September 2021

Are you a coach or do you have a coach attending the East District Time Trials on 25th September 2021? If you don't have a Scottish Swimming Coach's pass or a valid East District Pass then you need to apply for a pass from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

To do this please send a digital passport style photograph with name of coach, name of club and address of where the pass is to be sent.  

In addition, clubs needs to confirm that the coach holds a valid PVG.

Applications must be received  before 16th September 2021