Released – Friday 24 April 2020 (noon)
MASC’s training sessions are still suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. The club is continually engaging with its members, partners and other home clubs throughout this time. We would like to highlight some ways in which we are communicating with our members:
- Social Media – through all our online platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to illustrate achievements from our swimmers and wider members
- Virtual Training Hub – we have set up a virtual training hub on our website (click here for the link). This is continually updated by our coaching team with more content. It includes land training, nutrition, school education and much more.
- Email – although the club is currently suspended our emails are still operational. Please see a list of contacts on our TeamApp.
Please keep in mind that the club is here to support the welfare of all our members and the wider community for which we care deeply.
In the meantime continue to follow the advice and make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus:
Thank you so much for your understanding and we hope you keep safe.
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club
Stay Safe, Protect our NHS, Save Lives
Released – Tuesday 17 March 2020 (9pm)
In light of tonight’s statement from our National Governing Body, Scottish Swimming (8pm 17 March 2020) and in line with current Government advice MASC’s training sessions are suspended with with immediate effect until further notice:
This decision is unanimous across our home club partners and ELST – with whom we’ve been in regular contact with.
Our AGM due to take place on 30 March 2020 is postponed and our Sprint Meet will not take place on 2 May 2020 as scheduled.
These decisions are to support the welfare of all our members and wider community for which we care deeply.
Further communication will be issued in due course regarding greater implications and we would be grateful for your patience.
In the meantime continue to follow advice and make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus:
Thank you so much for your understanding.
Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club
Released – Saturday 14 March 2020 (5:30pm)
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 are in close discussions with, is that we will continue to offer our training sessions in the short term, however, it is anticipated these will be suspended in the very near future.
Other community activities for participants involved in sports such as rugby, hockey, basketball and football etc. have already been suspended.
A number of swimming competitions with MASC entries have been cancelled or awaiting decision (please see table below).
Portobello Mad March
21-22 March 2020
Coverdale Round 4
27 March 2020
LDS Spring Gala
28 March 2020
Warrender JAGs Meet
29 March 2020
Scottish National Age Groups
1-5 April 2020
British Para-Swimming International Meet
9-12 April 2020
City of Glasgow Graded
11-12 April 2020
Lothian Leagues R2
18 April 2020
NB: The issue of paid competition fees will be addressed in due course.
Our TeamApp/Website should be referred to for up to date information regarding training or competitions before attending or dropping your child at any activity.
Please follow all the relevant advice from official sources on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, we would encourage you to look after your health and consider the risk of attending if you have underlying health conditions or if your child is unwell (no matter the symptoms) and be mindful of social distancing guidelines whilst attending Musselburgh Sports Centre.
If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 please contact the coaching team immediately via their email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) so the Club can make a decision regarding the immediate suspension of all training.
There is no pressure from MASC for athletes, coaches or volunteers to attend any organised activity if they feel it will risk their health.
This is an ongoing and fast moving situation and as such all of the above will be subject to ongoing review and updates will be issued by the Club as soon as feasible.
Thank you very much for your continued support, patience, cooperation and understanding.
In the meantime, the following online resources are available for up to date information about Coronavirus:
Released – Friday 13 March 2020 (noon)
As you will be aware via the media the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) across the world, and more locally within the United Kingdom, is growing.
MASC along with other organisations and our governing bodies (Scottish Swimming and British Swimming) are monitoring the situation and will follow the advice and guidance from all relevant government agencies including Health Protection Scotland.
The health and wellbeing of our members is of paramount importance and we will act accordingly to minimise any risks posed by COVID-19. Key efforts to contain COVID-19 is good hygiene practice and we urge everyone to follow the guidance from NHS Scotland:
– Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze
– Bin the tissue
– To kill germs, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, or using a sanitising gel.
Further health advice, including what you should in the event of developing symptoms and self-isolation, is available on the NHS Inform Scotland Website.
As always, should a Club member feel unwell, they should not take part in any aquatics activity and should seek appropriate medical advice where necessary.
If you have medical concerns relating to COVID-19, please contact – by telephone – your local doctors’ practice. Please leave NHS24 on 111 for the more serious cases. Do not attend in person, if you feel you may have symptoms.
As a club, we will endeavour to keep you up to date with changes to this advice. Please note that all training sessions are still taking place until the club notify you differently.
Please continue to make use of the following online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus:
This statement has been taken and adapted from Scottish Swimming