Musselburgh Swimming Club money boost thanks to Persimmon Homes

Musselburgh YOUNG swimmers are set to make a splash as the coaches of the future with the help of a £1,000 cash boost from homebuilder Persimmon Homes East Scotland.

The company is building 473 homes at its Burgh Gate development in Old Craighall and presented the donation to the Musselburgh Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) as part of its Community Champions scheme, which provides financial support to charities, organizations and goodwill causes.

Debbie Lawson of MASC said: “We have a group of young adults who have made significant progress in our swim club and are now part of our club team or the East Lothian swim team.

“Several of them are now preparing to become coaches themselves, having already completed the Scottish Swimming Poolside Helpers course which has been developed by our coaching staff here at MASC.

“They are already working as volunteers by the pool and dedicated to the sport of swimming not only for themselves, but also so that they can help in the development of our younger members.

“They are now ready to pass their level one coaching qualification and we have a coaching member who is ready to start the level two course.

“The donation we received from Persimmon is being used to partially fund training courses for these dedicated young people and will support them in developing these valuable skills.

“We are extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes East Scotland.”