Author Archives: Jonathan Sharples

Bursary will help young swimmer Sam Downie make a splash

Article Taken from East Lothian Courier  A MUSSELBURGH para-swimmer is hoping to follow in the footsteps of sporting greats after receiving a bursary from SportAid Scotland. Sam Downie, 15, joins the likes of Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Great Britain’s joint most successful Olympic athlete, and Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, a former British rower and GB’s… Read More »

Club Swimmers eagerly look forward to making a splash

This article was taken from the Musselburgh Courier MUSSELBURGH swimmers are eagerly awaiting a mid-September date to resume their training. Gill Downie, president of Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) said: “The Scottish Government announced in late July the indicative date which will hopefully see the reopening of pools and leisure facilities across the country. “Although… Read More »

MASC Achieve SwiMark Plus Accreditation

18 May 2020 A year ago, MASC’s Management Committee and Coaches held a planning meeting with Scottish Swimming to establish the steps required to be completed in order to achieve SwiMark Plus – Scottish Swimming’s highest level of accreditation. A small voluntary project group embarked on reviewing, revising and signing off our extensive swiMark criteria… Read More »

#FishOutofWater challenge for Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week starts on 11th May and Scottish Swimming have created a fun challenge for all of their members to get involved in. Run with the Scottish Swimming community this Mental Health Week as we aim to accumulate 5000 km from Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May. It is not an easy time… Read More »

Swimmers stay dry but keep on training

Previous Next 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… Read More »

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 »