Some of the best swimmers from the UK and Europe will compete at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet (EISM) next month at the Royal Commonwealth Pool from 11-13 March. The meet is organized by SASA East District in partnership with lead sponsor the University of Edinburgh and swimwear brand Speedo. Scotland’s best will go head to head with a host of other British and European stars. Homegrown talent Robbie Renwick, Hannah Miley, Duncan Scott, Ross Murdoch and Corrie Scott will all be there. They will be joined by an elite GB contingent that includes Derby’s Adam Peaty, London Aquatic’s Aimee Wilmott, Bath’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Jazz Carlin and Lizzy Simmonds, and Plymouth’s Ruta Meilutyte and Ben Proud. And some of the top European swimmers will attend including an eleven-strong Netherlands team boasting current double Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Inge Dekker who helped the Netherlands win relay medals at the Athens, Bejing and London Olympics. Denmark is sending 21 of […]
Some of the best swimmers from the UK and abroad will compete at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet (EISM), the event takes place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool 11-13 March. Event organisers, the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) East District are working with sponsors the University of Edinburgh and Speedo to bring world-class swimmers to the Scottish capital. The meet provides a perfect opportunity for those heading to the British Olympic trials in Glasgow in April to assess their preparations for Rio. The best of British swimming talent will be on show in Edinburgh alongside up-and-coming stars. Current world record-holder in 50m and 100m breaststroke Adam Peaty will compete, as will Commonwealth games gold medalist Ross Murdoch and world championship bronze medalists Jazz Carlin and Siobhan Marie O’Connor. Other Commonwealth games stars such as Hannah Miley, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Corrie Scott and Robbie Renwick are expected to attend. Bringing an international flavour to the event will be Serbian world […]
Hosted by Olympic bronze medallist and BBC commentator Steve Parry the Scottish Swimming Awards celebrate the success of the entire Scottish aquatics community, both nationally and internationally. This year World Championships medallists Ross Murdoch and Andrew Mullen were among many people in Scotland’s wide aquatic community recognised at the 16th Scottish Swimming Awards, held at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on 19 September 2015. In recognition of his superb performances this summer in Kazan Ross Murdoch was presented with the Nancy Riach Memorial Medal. Murdoch won bronze in the 100m breaststroke final in a new Scottish Record time of 59.09. He also earned a Gold Medal as a member of the 4 x 100m mixed relay team who achieved qualification to the finals from the heats. Murdoch’s University of Stirling team-mate, Duncan Scott, was also recognised at the event, winning the WG Todd Prize and Cup for Junior (male) Athlete of the Year following his medal success in Kazan and […]
Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley and three-time world champion Adam Peaty have thrown their support behind the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships following a hugely successful pre-sale window which saw almost 10,000 tickets snapped up. The historic Championships will run for two weeks from the 9th-22nd May 2016 at the iconic London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and feature synchronised swimming, diving and swimming with tickets now to be released for general sale at 9am on Tuesday September 15. The London Aquatics Centre is home to some of Daley and Peaty’s greatest ever achievements and next year’s European Championships is set to be the biggest event to be held at the venue since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Daley claimed his historic Olympic 10m platform bronze medal on the boards in London in 2012 while Peaty smashed a new world record of 57.92 seconds in the pool in the 100m breaststroke back in April. Both […]
East District Open Championships 2015 Information for those attending We can confirm that warm up and session times are as follows: Friday Warm Up: 15.30 – 16:25 Start: 16:30 Saturday and Sunday Morning Afternoon Finals Warm Up: 08.00 – 08.55 Warm Up: 12.30 – 1:25 Warm Up: 17.00 – 17:40 Start: 09.00 Start: 13.30 Start: 17:45 Sunday Morning Afternoon Finals Warm Up: 08.00 – 08.55 Warm Up: 12.30 – 1:25 Warm Up: 16.45 – 17:25 Start: 09.00 Start: 13.30 Start: 17:30 Withdrawals Any withdrawals from heats (including reserves or amendments) prior to the first day of the East District Open championships should be emailed to the entries/withdrawals secretary firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 6.00 pm on Thursday 27th May 2015. Withdrawals from morning heats on days 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday), not previously notified, must be lodged at the recorders desk no later than 6.00 pm on the day prior to the appropriate event. […]
Saturday 23rd May was one of fast and furious action in the pool at Xcite Whitburn, when it played host to Livingston & District Dolphins Graded Meet. The Day saw 180 Swimmers from 14 teams competing for the honours. The morning saw the competition concentrated on Butterfly and Backstroke events. There were some excellent swims and some very close finishes keeping the officials on their toes. After Lunch the action moved on to Breaststroke and Freestyle events. The racing remained close throughout with several swimmers posting PB’s on their way to finals and medals. The full results from the meet can be found at www.swimscotland.co.uk
Good Morning Everyone, It was an early start to head to Xcite Whitburn for Livingston & District Dolphins Graded Meet. As always it promises to be a packed meet with fast and furious swimming throughout. We hope to be able to post a full meet report later on this evening once the meet concludes.
Swim West Lothian IM Tough It was an action packed weekend at Xcite Bathgate Leisure Centre. It was the turn of the distance events on Friday night with both 800 & 1500 Freestyle events taking place. It was then on to the main weekends action on Saturday and Sunday with hundreds of swimmers battling hard to take the honours in events. Numerous meet records were broken throughout the weekend as PB’s tumbled across all lanes. Looking to revisit the action check out our event galleries for all the pictures from the weekend!
SWL IM TOUGH In just under 24 hours, 314 swimmers from 24 teams will battle it out for over 15 hours to win 34 events! We are tired just thinking about it!! Be sure to look out for our posts and pictures from over the weekend too and remember we will be selling a variety of products through our new online store. All those stats are going to make for a very competitive weekend and we look forward to covering all the action.