Author Archives: Jonathan Sharples

Marlins trio impressive at British Championship meet

Article taken from the East Lothian Courier A trio of swimmers from Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) enjoyed success at the British National Junior Para-Swimming Championships. Dylan Bleakley and Neil Ferguson competed in the 17-18 years age group, while Sam Downie who recently turned 14, moved up to the 14-16 years category. They joined 14… Read More »

COVID STATEMENT UPDATE (14/03/20 5:30pm)

Please see our designated page for updates from our coaches and committee about COVID-19 The wellbeing, health and safety of all our athletes, coaches, volunteers and the general public continues to be a priority for MASC. At present our position, in line with the further guidance issued by Scottish Swimming today and with whom we… Read More »

Medals for Marlins at British National Championships

Three para-swimmers from Musselburgh Marlins represented Scotland with distinction at the British National Para-swimming Championships. Dylan Bleakley, Neil Ferguson and also Sam Downie – who was recently named Lothian Disability Sport’s Performance Athlete of the Year 2019 – competed alongside more than 220 para-swimmers at the Manchester event. Sam, aged 13, won a gold medal… Read More »

Youngsters claim 22 sprint medals

The article is taken from East Lothian Courier (in partnership with ELST) TOP young swimmers for the Musselburgh, Haddington and Tranent clubs made their way to Glenrothes for the sprint round of the East District Championships 2019.  More than 60 swimmers from the three clubs competed in the 50m events in each stroke, as well… Read More »

A Fitting Tribute to Swimming Club Stalwart Jack

Article taken from East Lothian Courier A trophy in memory of Jack Calder – the much loved chairman of Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club – has been presented for the first time. The Jack Calder Memorial Shield will be given annually to swimmers considered by the coaches to continuously demonstrate the core values of the club… Read More »


Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club is delighted to announce Gill Downie, our current Club Secretary and Caretaker President, who has been instrumental (over the last 5 months) in navigating our Club through one of it’s darkest times, has agreed to take on the role of Club President on a permanent basis with immediate effect. Lynn Stevens,… Read More »

Elspeth Watson Trophy – Jack Calder

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the posthumous, nomination submitted by MASC for Jack Calder to be considered for Scottish Disability Sport’s Elspeth Watson Trophy has been successful. This is awarded to an individual out with Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who has contributed significantly to disability sport. The success of MASC’s past and… Read More »

Top accolades at LDS Awards – Head Coach & Swimmer

Congratulations to our Head Coach (Danny Kirkham) and Senior Gold Squad Swimmer (Sam Downie) who were recognised at the Lothian Disability Sports Annual Awards night on Monday 17 June @ Meggetland Sports Complex. Sam (MASC/ELST Development Squad/Lothian Racers) received LDS’ prestigious Jim Anderson OBE Bursary which is given to the Performance Athlete of the Year,… Read More »

Funeral Arrangements: Jack Calder

Musselburgh ASC confirms Jacks funeral is to be held at Seafield Crematorium on Friday 21st June at 11 am followed by a reception at the Kings Manor Hotel on Milton Road. Please see the link below for any further information.

Sad News – Jack Calder

It is with the deepest regret I confirm that Jack Calder, our dear friend and much loved Club Chairman for over 9 years, passed away on 5 June 2019. Jack’s dedication and commitment to Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club have been an integral part of our continued growth and success. He will be dearly missed by… Read More »