There has been a substantial overhaul of Artistic Swimming rules by FINA. This will require refresh training for all judges and additional requirements for coaches to submit coach cards which document routines before each competition.
Fife and Edinburgh jointly hosted Artistic Swimming for All Competition at the end of January 2023 at Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline. The competition was well attended and gives newcomers to the sport an opportunity to compete in a very supportive and friendly setting. It also provided an opportunity for Master swimmers to compete.
Edinburgh has recently taken on new swimmers. Fife plan to admit swimmers from its waiting list later in the year.
Feb 2022 Update
Both East District Artistic Swimming Clubs, Fife Synchro and Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club, continued to train whenever possible during the lockdowns and restrictions of 2020 and 2021.
Both clubs are now able to open to some new members, with Edinburgh Synchro holding a come and try in January and Fife with one planned for Feb/March 2022.
Fife Synchro's Masters section, set up in autumn 2018 also continues, but is not yet accepting new members.
The Scottish synchro calendar is in draft at the time of writing and envisages a nearly-back-to-normal schedule of competitions and grading. The Interdistrict competition is not currently scheduled to run and the Novice competition hosted last by East District in 2019 is not yet confirmed.