Swimmers stay dry but keep on training

By | 29/04/2020

Taken and adapted from the East Lothian Courier

A ‘virtual learning hub’ has been set up to keep Musselburgh Marlins in the swim during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The young athletes, from Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) are enjoying a range of alternative training and education opportunities, free of charge during the pandemic.

Gill Downie, Club President said:

“To deliver this programme, MASC set up a virtual learning hub to support our athletes whilst in lockdown and away from the pool. The hub offers many activities such as land training sessions, podcasts, videos, games and challenges.

Our swimmers continue to demonstrate the core values of the club whilst engaging in this programme and all their efforts are applauded. It is encouraging to see so many of our athletes signing up to the hub, 60% plus, with more joining everyday”

She added: “In addition our social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are being utilised to ensure our members remain engaged and connected at this time by sharing throwback news, meet the team items and posting fantastic photos and videos sent to us of our swimmers performing tasks, and other activities to maintain their fitness until a return to the water”.

Club members also took part in an Easter Egg design competition which was won by Amelie McCabe, aged 12.