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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For East District Members – The Second East District Forum

on Friday, 16 August 2019.

Thursday 19th September 2019, Queen Margaret University

After the success of our first East District Forum, we invite East District Members to our next Forum, at the Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, 7:00 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. start.

This time it is for the Volunteer Pathway, for New and Existing Volunteers for all our disciplines, Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchro and Open Water, in all roles.

Our Forum will feature:



Resilience of role


And much more

3 East District Players in Great Britain U19 Men's team for the H20 Water Polo cup in Rijeka

on Monday, 12 August 2019.

Flying out to Croatia this week


Three East District Players join their Great Britain team mates as preparation for next year's European Qualifiers, our Great Britain Under 19 Men's squad fly out to Croatia this week for an intensive training camp and to compete in the H20 polo cup in Rijeka.

Dominique Zahra (Warrender and Caledonia)
Thomas Cameron (DWPC and Caledonia)
Harry Gray (DWPC and Caledonia)
Congratulations and good luck


NIAMH MOLONEY chasing Euro glory for GB

on Thursday, 01 August 2019.

selection for the Great Britain squad

NIAMH MOLONEY is hopeful that taking to the pool for her first European competition will pave the way for further international recognition.

But, after her selection for the Great Britain squad that will go to September’s tournament was confirmed, the Dunfermline Water Polo Club player admits that achieving her place had yet to sink in.

The 16-year-old, who is a pupil at Kinross High School, received the news last week confirming that she will travel with GB to the LEN (European Swimming League) Women’s European Junior Water Polo Championships, which will be held in Volos, Greece, from September 1-8.

Moloney, who helped Dunfermline’s senior ladies win the Graz Trophy at April’s Scottish Water Polo Club Championships, is one of 14 players who have made the final cut from an initial 30-40.

Numbers were whittled down following a series of training camps and, after being first reserve for last year’s under-19 squad, the 2018 Scottish Swimming Junior Water Polo Player of the Year is excited to realise what she previously described as a “big ambition”.

“At the last training session, they said they didn’t know when an announcement would be made on the team, but last week it came through in an email,” Niamh explained.

“I’m really happy and can’t wait for it. I was hoping to be included but I was still a bit surprised; my mum read it out and I just stood there! It’s not really sunk in.

“But it’s really good and one goal I can tick off.

Dunfermline Press July 2019