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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What do points mean? In this case - cheques!

on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

EISM top athletes receive their prize winning cheques

Congratulation to the top athletes at the 2019 EISM as they collect their prize money cheques at the end of a brilliant weekend of competition

Goodbye Andrew McRoberts, thank you and good luck

on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

Andrew McRoberts retires from active service

Senior referee and meet referee, Andrew McRoberts, retired from STO duties at the end of the 2019 Edinburgh International swim meet. Thank you for your work and happy travelling

Thank you to all the officials at the 2019 EISM

on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.


A huge thank you to the officials who helped to make the EISM such a success.  Many of our officials travelled the length and breadth of the country.  A particular thank you to our FINA referee (Jane Whittle} and FINA Starter (Sam Chadwick).