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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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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET 2024 ~ Meet information now available

on Wednesday, 29 November 2023.

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh 8 – 10 March 2024

The meet information for EISM is now available:

For meet information, click here


Another successful waterpolo development tournament

on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

25th November 2023

Waterpolo November 2023 600

Another Saturday afternoon at the Carnegie Training pool is filled with over 60 noisy young waterpolo players taking part in the East District Development Tournament for U13s (ie those born in 2011 or younger) which is aimed at inexperienced players or who may have been taking part for the first time.

With 6 teams from 5 clubs taking part with each team playing 3 short games; Dunfermline, Warrender, Portobello West Edinburgh Stingrays and Menzieshill


A total of 9 games were played with 70 goals scored as well as plenty of good saves.

A special thank you to all the coaches and officials for making this event exciting, competitive and enjoyable by the youngsters.  A thank you to all the supporters on the balcony for their positive support and creating a great environment.

The next event will be held on 16 Dec with 2 further dates in the spring to be confirmed

East District Age Group Championships Round 1 - Reminder to coaches and team staff

on Friday, 24 November 2023.

25th & 26th November 2023

MWC 600

East District Age Group Championships Round 1
Reminder: All coaches & team staff will be required to show a valid East District or Scottish Swimming Pass at the front desk otherwise will be refused entry. Passes must be worn at all times when in the competition or changing area.