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Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
***Competion Round Up***

A nice wee trip down the coast as we paid a visit to our friends at Eyemouth for the Mighty Minnows meet - and how mighty they were!

Our merry band of 11 swimmers put their best efforts into every swim and should be really proud of their performances in the pool. Top skills on show as well as plenty of medals and flashes - great job everyone!

Once again, we have to give a special mention to our relay teams. The swimmers always put everything they’ve got into the relays which is a joy to watch. Sometimes being part of a team can make that difference so a swim!

Of course no trip is complete without our obligatory photo on the wall and trip to the chippy - the coaches love it almost as much as the kids! Thanks again to Eyemouth and District Amateur Swimming Club for hosting!

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Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
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Gill Downie, club secretary and caretaker president, described Jack as “one in a million”.
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins shared a post.
He was a well-known figure in Musselburgh.
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
** 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 present disability swimmers, who achieve success at District, Regional, Scottish, British and International level, is directly attributed to Jack’s dedication to promoting and positively developing all aspects of the structure and culture surrounding disability sport (particularly swimming).

SDS’s East of Scotland Regional Manager (Neal Herbert) made the following statement:

‘MASC are one of the most inclusive clubs in the East of Scotland, both in terms of welcoming swimmers with a disability but also ensuring that an inclusive approach is embedded within their coaching structure. This was born from Jack’s passion for para swimming and keen approach to creating the right environment for all swimmers, regardless of their impairment. Jack ensured that coaches were given the opportunity to learn from more experienced para coaches and encouraged they attend the SDS Regional Squads to increase their knowledge and understanding of disability swimming. The Regional squad have been lucky enough to benefit from the input of both current and previous head coaches from the club.’

Our coaches continue to benefit from this unique coaching opportunity and the Club values its strong links with additional external parties (including Lothian Disability Sport, Scottish Swimming’s Disability Performance Development Manager, Lothian Racers Swimming Club and Lothian Waves to name a few) to ensure our future athletes continue to be given the same opportunities.

Jack’s passion for disability swimming was often on display when he regularly shouted encouragement from the Gallery or from poolside to swimmers at Lothian Disability Sport Galas regardless of which Club they were representing bringing a smile to not only the athletes but all in attendance. It was, therefore, fitting that Jack’s family were presented with the trophy at their Autumn Gala at Mercat Gate Centre, Prestonpans on 21 September 2019.

The Club was delighted to welcome Barbara and Sarah to one of our training sessions on Friday where they had an opportunity to catch up with our Head Coach and some of our disability swimmers (from left to right: Danny Kirkham (HC), Samantha Gough, Andrew Sutherland, Neil Ferguson, Dylan Bleakley and Sam Downie).

I am sure you will agree this recognition is a fitting tribute for this remarkable gentleman.

Best wishes,

Gill Downie
MASC Club Secretary & MASC Club President (caretaker)

More information can be found on our website - https://wp.me/p7CHBp-yc
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
***COMPETITION ROUND UP***

Once again our swimmers were back in the pool for a meet. This weekend was the Iain MacFadyen Memorial Gala at Prestonpans where our bronze, silver and gold squads were competing.

Across the day we had swimmers competing in 25m races up to 100m races. Everyone at all distances did themselves proud today. The technique and skills on show were evidence of the great practice the swimmers do during training.

The highlights of the day were the two relay teams - one finishing second and one finishing first! Tremendous teamwork on show from all involved in them. Well done to all swimmers who took part across the day (not all stayed for the photo) - some with plenty medals to show for it!

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Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club - The Marlins
Well Done to our amazing Enjoyleisure in East Lothian partners for winning the Scottish Water Learn to Swim Provider of the Year at the Scottish Swimming Awards tonight. We really appreciate your support throughout the year and this award is very well deserved.

Congratulations to Karen and her team once again from everyone at Musselburgh ASC - enjoy your night 🏊 🏊🏻‍♀️ 🏆

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