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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L1 coaches' course being organised by Fife Regional Committee

on Wednesday, 16 June 2021.

Now open on the Scottish Swimming website

Registration for a condensed L1 coaches' course being organised by Fife Regional Committee is now open on the Scottish Swimming website. The course will commence on Sunday 15 August.

All learners will need to have a laptop or tablet to be able to participate in the course

All the theory elements will be delivered through zoom - with no travel involved - and the envisaged timetable is as specified on the website, with suitable breaks throughout the longer sessions . Andy May (Portobello SC) is the tutor.

Key info

Level 1 Coaching Swimming – 15/08/2021

Learner Booking Link – https://scottishswimming.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=D3A5E13098AD418AB8EBBA5867F76695D9C3CB0C

Learner Booking Deadline – 01/08/2021 (11:59pm)

SASA Course Code: 021AUG011

Azolve Event Code: EV001956

Funding   Please apply in good time for sportscotland funding. The link for sportscotland is included with the course details on the Scottish Swimming website.


Sad News - Noel Dashwood-Brady

on Friday, 21 May 2021.

East District Life Member



Noel Dashwood-Brady, East District Life Member, died peacefully, at the Margaret Kerr Unit, Melrose, on May 18, 2021.

Noel, loved by his family Dianne, Liz, Nicola, Yolanda, Natalie, and Guy, beloved grandfather of Aaron, Macinnes, Arley, Amilee, Elane, and Claudia and great-grandfather of Hugo.

Due to covid restrictions unfortunately the cremation is by invitation only. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Margaret Kerr Unit, Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Scottish Borders TD6 9BS.

Noel had such an impact on the district and scottish both as Swimming Convenor and Announcer extraordinaire.  He changed the way we run our events and his legacy lives on.

East District Handbook updated

on Friday, 21 May 2021.

After 2021 East District AGM

The East District Handbook has been updated 

Handbook (sasaeastdistrict.org.uk)