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Jonathan Sharples

Just a quick reminder this Wednesday (29th June) we will be holding our Annual Summer Fun Night. We will be getting the inflatable aqua run out for swimmers (and coaches) to race and have fun on - can you beat the coaches? Fun night will consist of two sessions to ensure the night is controlled and safe. Please only attend the session allotted to your swimmers squad: Bronze and Silver - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Gold, Club and ELST - 7:30pm to 8:30pm We look forward to seeing you there -...

Jonathan Sharples

TEENAGER Sam Downie has been selected for Great Britain in the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira in June – and hopes it could be the start of a journey to the Paralympic Games. He will now represent team GB in S8 400m freestyle, relay, and his favoured 100m backstroke. The Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club member was one of six Scots to make the British side heading out to the Portuguese island. The 16-year-old will make his debut for the British team having impressed at the British Para Swim Meet...

Jonathan Sharples

YOUNG swimmers from Musselburgh are set to make a splash as coaches of the future with help from a £1,000 cash boost from housebuilder Persimmon Homes East Scotland. The company is building 473 homes at its Burgh Gate development at Old Craighall and presented the donation to Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) as part of its Community Champions scheme, which provides financial support to charities, organisations and good causes. Debbie Lawson, from MASC, said: “We have a group of young adults who have made significant progress through our swimming club...

Jonathan Sharples

We were in the Daily Mail today (21st July). The article below was featured and it was written by Mark Woods. As an aquatic addict, Jonathan Sharples will be soaking up every second of the Tokyo Olympics and rooting for the UK’s swimming stars to make the ultimate splash. But he’ll hope too that, in the weeks and months ahead, his phone will constantly ring and doors will be knocked repeatedly at Musselburgh Marlins Swimming Club with kids inspired to become the next Duncan Scott or Kathleen Dawson. Legacies aren’t...

Jonathan Sharples

We are in this week's East Lothian Courier A funding boost of £500 by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has made a big splash with local swimmers. Debbie Lawson, Vice President and fundraiser for Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club, said: "We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can't thank them enough for their generous donation. "Our club is experiencing an increase in general running costs as a direct impact of the pandemic as well as enhanced cleaning costs. "We felt that it was hugely unfair...