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About the Club

Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) has been operating from Musselburgh Sports Centre since 1995. 

MASC provides an opportunity for athletes to further develop the swimming skills that they have learned during their time with their ‘learn to swim’ programme. Not only does MASC provide the development of swimming skills, we also strive to work with each athlete to maintain an environment where they can develop wider life skills, the feeling of wellness, fitness, confidence and an understanding of personal development and achievement.

MASC, alongside Haddington Amateur Swimming Club (HASC) and Tranent Amateur Swimming Club (TASC), is part of the East Lothian swimming pathway:

MASC works with athletes, their parents/carers, and the wider community to create a feeling of family and togetherness. The focus is on getting it right for every athlete, working at their own pace and helping them to achieve their goals, this may be swimming for fitness or competing at national levels. MASC is a competitive club and our athletes have the opportunity  to attend various levels of competitions during the season. Each competition is led by coach and swimmer with a focus on having fun, learning, development of skills and gaining experience within a competitive environment. 

MASC has a fully inclusive programme with a positive track record of working alongside disability and para-athletes, who are fully integrated into our mainstream training programme. We also have a dedicated Disability Officer, who can help signpost athletes to further support and development opportunities. 

MASC is a highly successful club with many very successful athletes starting their journey at the club. We have had athletes go on to attend Paralympics, world para championships, Commonwealth Games, British Championships, Scottish Championships and East District Championships. There are many medals, records and wider achievements gained by athletes within the club and who started their swimming career with MASC. Regardless of the level each swimmer achieves, we are extremely proud of every one of our athletes, past and present. 

In addition to the progression of our athletes swimming abilities, we also provide opportunities for our older swimmers to develop their skills as the future generation of coaches. We initially offer poolside helper training and experience for young people aged 14+, which can then lead onto coaching qualifications and experience when they turn 16. 

Our coaching team and volunteer committee work together to create the best possible learning experience and environment for our athletes both as individuals and part of the wider team. MASC is a family friendly club and is affiliated with Scottish Swimming, our governing body.