The next club AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th of May at 7.00pm at Cheam leisure centre. You are all welcome to attend.
The next club gala will be our Turnbull Gala, date yet to be confirmed. This gala is open to Cheam Marcuda swimmers of any age. However, if a swimmer won any event in our Club Championships or in the Turnbull Gala last year, they are not allowed to enter. It's a great opportunity to enter a gala for the first time, medals are awarded to the top 3 boys and girls in each race by age group.
Well done to all swimmers who took part, some great performances. Results have been emailed to all who took part and can be viewed in our Results page.
The London Borough of Sutton Swimming Association (LBSSA) are organising and funding this gala on Friday 15th April which is open to all swimmers at our club. The aim of the gala is to provide an opportunity for newer swimmers to experience a "proper gala" environment, equally our more experienced swimmers are also encouraged to attend to gain further competition practise. The event will have fully qualified officials and will run like a typical licensed gala. Read more below.
Welcome to Cheam Marcuda Swimming Club, we are a medium sized, friendly swimming club who train mainly in Cheam and Morden in Surrey and South West London. We have sessions for non swimmers through to competitive squad level and we swim in many galas and open meets throughout the year.
|Day||Pool||Dates of upcoming closures|
|Monday||Westcroft||No swimming on Monday 30th May|
|Tuesday||Cheam leisure centre||No closures planned.|
|Wednesday||Morden park||No closures planned.|
|Friday||Cheam leisure centre||No closures planned.|
|Sunday||Banstead||No closures planned.|
The last training session before the summer break will be Friday 22nd July 2016. You can carry on swimming on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Monday 25th of July during the holidays on a £5 pay as you go basis.
There would be no pay as you go session on Monday 29th August as it's a bank holiday.
The first training session back from the summer break will be Monday 5th September.
The London Borough of Sutton Swimming Association (LBSSA) are organising and funding this gala on the 15th of April which is open to all swimmers at our club. The aim of the gala is to provide an opportunity for newer swimmers to experience a "proper gala" environment, equally our more experienced swimmers are also encouraged to attend to gain further competition practise. The event will have fully qualified officials and will run like a typical licensed gala.
This is a really good opportunity for swimmers to get some gala experience and gain times which can then be used to judge future progress. There are 50m races in all strokes and also 100m Individual Medley. There is no minimum age but swimmers should be able to comfortably complete 50m in the strokes they wish to enter.
If you wish to enter, all you need to do is email us the name and age of the swimmer. There is no need to decide which races at this stage, swimmers can decide this on the evening of the gala.
You can download and read this document for more information on the gala program.
Please note that the Friday evening training session at Cheam will be cancelled on this day.
Results now available on our Results page.
Cheam Marcuda were well represented at the Cranleigh Open Meet on 24th January. There were some great swims, including some new PBs and a huge medal haul. Individual medal winners are listed below:
Hallie Agabeg: 3 golds, 2 silvers & 1 bronze
Jordan Fitzpatrick: 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze
Mitch Keay: 2 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze
Libby Harris: 1 gold, 2 silvers & 2 bronze
Michael Bacomo: 1 gold, 2 bronze
Etti Garrett: 1 gold, 1 bronze
Richard Fitzpatrick: 1 gold
Lauren Prince: 1 gold
Maegan Mujer: 2 silvers, 1 bronze
Zak Jelley: 1 silver, 1 bronze
Liam Sale: 2 bronze
Isobel Evans: 1 bronze
Euan Go: 1 bronze
Other swimmers who represented the club and gained some fantastic PBs were Charlotte Arkwright, Ashley Rovero, Jonathan Banning and Sam Houghton.
Lauren Prince got her first ever Surrey time in the 100m fly.
Hallie Agabeg gained a total of 13 gala points to win the Top Girl award at the meet.
Good Luck to Maegan, Mitch, Hallie and Lauren for achieving Surrey Qualifying times, all with be completing over the next few weeks at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Spectrum and Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Well done to all the Cheam Marcuda swimmers who completed in this year's Borough Championship held at Westcroft. There were many great swims and plenty of PBs across the A and B categories.
Podium places went to Lauren, Maya R, Sam, Liam, Isobel, Richard, Zak, Etti, Soryin, Herbert, Maegan and Mitch. Well done to Herbert for finishing 1st in the 9/10 years 50m butterfly. Event 11 – Girls 13 & under 300m Freestyle Relay saw Lara W, Charlotte, Cerys, Etti, Maegan and Lauren picking up the bronze medal for the club.
B grade winners were Faith, Cerys, Freya, Euan, Liam, Soryin, Maegan, Lara W, Tracey, Rafael, Alex, Mitch, Lauren, Isobel, Shantel and Lara S.
There were plenty of PBs from Jordan, Charlotte, Cho, Luca, Jonathan, Owain, Michael, Kym, Aoife, Gabriella, Christopher, Gabriel, Maya M, Nev, Ellie and Billy.
In total 22 A and 27 B grade medals, making a grand total 49 medals. Well Done Team.
On the night Cheam were announced second however, after some invalid results were moved to 1st. This is a fantastic result that launches the team into first place at the beginning of this special Octopus Olympiad league.
There was some tough competitive swimming by all the clubs, but it was Cheam Marcuda that took first place by only 3 points from South Croydon. As always the other clubs never make it to easy so there were plenty of PB’s and great swims by all.
|Teams||Gala points||League points|
|1. Cheam Marcuda||235||8|
|2. South Croydon||232||7|
|3. Eltham Stingrays||221||6|
|4. Woodside & Thornton Heath||194||5|
|5. Sutton & Cheam||190||4|
Well done swimmers, parents and poolside helpers.
Round 2 will take place on Saturday 12th March, round 1 results soon available on the website.
Saturday 9th January saw the clubs annual presentation evening with special guests Anne and Dennis. Most swimmers that won in the club championship were present.
Anne and Dennis made a special journey to be with as many swimmers and friends from the club new and old. I am sure that everyone appreciated the opportunity to see them one more time to wish them all the best.
With 50 years of support, guidance and encouragement behind them, the presentation evening was a perfect chance to say "Thank You".
Anne and Dennis would like to relay many thanks to everyone that attended.
"Please can you relay our utter delight over last Saturday's celebrations we had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing everyone. Our gifts were delightful and thank you to you all. Always grateful to hear from anyone and our hearts still in the club." Anne and Dennis
Many Thanks to everyone that helped with the organisation and smooth running of this evening.
With Christmas and New Year out of the way, what better way to start 2016 than with a meet at the London 2012 Olympic venue.
The Cheam Marcuda Swimmers were Shantel, Faith, Isobel, Maegan, Lauren, Mitch, Liam and Zak. All swam exceptionally well in this 50m pool, and gained PB's in every race, showing just how much they wanted to win.
It was Maegan, Isobel and Shantel that all picked up medals, with Maegan achieving a Surrey time in the 50m Butterfly and taking first place in a time of 39.73.
Well done swimmers, results to follow
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