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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East District Distance Time Trial - Extended

on Friday, 19 November 2021.

30th January 2022

The Meet information is now available for the East District Distance Time Trial - Extended to be held on 30th January 2022 at Mercait Gait, Prestonpans. This is to provide an opportunity for swimmers to gain entry times for future East District meets. There are no finals or awards. Priority will be given to those swimmers oversubscribed from the November 2021 Meet.

All swimmers must be aged 12 or over at 31 December 2021 and registered members of SASA, training with a club affiliated to Scottish Swimming at the time of the competition.



East District Distance Time Trial Information Click here


Reminder of the East District Members Forum on 18th November 2021

on Friday, 12 November 2021.

7 p.m. on Zoom

We will be presenting on the newly issued competition calendar and what this means for the District.

This meeting is open to all East District Members of Scottish Swimming over the age of 16.  For registration details, please contact you club secretary.

Good luck to all the East District Swimmers taking part in this weekend's distance time trials

on Friday, 12 November 2021.

Xcite Bathgate 13th - 14th November 2021

Good luck to all the East District Swimmers taking part in this weekend's distance time trials, 400 IM, 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke.