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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Open Water J1 and Safety Officer / Safety Rep Training

on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

27th July/28th July 2021

The Scottish Open Water Committee is holding online training workshops for Safety Officer and Safety Rep and for Open Water Judge 1.

Application for these is by logging into the Scottish Swimming website (entry is via Azolve).  Links below.

Safety Rep training is ideal for those whose clubs are considering undertaking Open Water Training and operates in parallel with the OW Swimming Training Guidance issued by Scottish Swimming, as well as leading to the full Safety Officer qualification for those who wish to progress to that level.  Open Water Judge 1 is the entry level for Open Water Technical Officials.  Both were very well received by those who attended the pilot workshops last month.

27th July 1900-2100 Open Water Safety Rep/Officer training course



28th July 1900-2100 Open Water Judge 1


Sad News - Sheila Lee (nee Macfadyen)

on Tuesday, 06 July 2021.

Daughter of Ian Macfadyen

Sheila Lee, daughter of Ian Macfadyen, passed away on Monday night after being unwell for some time.  Our thought are with Sheila's family at this time.

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.