Cheam Marcuda

Important information

2016 Galas

Please see the Results Calendar for dates of 2016 galas. The Octopus League kicks off again with Round 1 being held on Sat 16th Jan, the same weekend as the Sutton Borough Championships which is on Sun 17th Jan at Westcroft Leisure Centre. Swimmers aged 8 and above can enter this gala by completing the following form by Thursday 7th Jan. More information about the championships in this word document.

Christmas Break

Dear all, I hope you all had a great swimming year with us last year, we are very proud of our club and you have all achieved so much, topped off with our reigning title in the Octopus League. I hope you all enjoy the Christmas break and a reminder we're back swimming from Monday 4th January 2016. Please read more about important information about the annual membership fees.

Presentation evening and disco

We can now confirm all the details for the presentation evening and club disco for 9th January. Please read below.

Welcome to Cheam Marcuda

Cheam Marcuda Swimming Club LogoWelcome 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.

If you would like details of how to become a member please see the Club info and Contact us pages for all the information. We hope to see you at a club night soon.

Pool closures

DayPoolDates of upcoming closures
Monday Westcroft No closures planned.
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.

Latest news

2016 GalasPublished 23rd December 2015

The Octopus League kicks off again with Round 1 being held on Sat 16th Jan, the same weekend as the Sutton Borough Championships which is on Sun 17th Jan at Westcroft Leisure Centre. Swimmers aged 8 and above can enter this gala by completing the following form by Thursday 7th Jan. More information about the championships in this word document. Please see the Results Calendar for an up-to-date list of 2016 galas.

Christmas BreakPublished 21st December 2015

Dear all, I hope you all had a great swimming year with us last year, we are very proud of our club and you have all achieved so much, topped off with our reigning title in the Octopus League.

I hope you all enjoy the Christmas break and a reminder we're back swimming from Monday 4th January 2016.

A polite reminder that the annual membership fees will be due in January. It's £50 a swimmer ( excluding those in the teaching pools). If you have more than one child, your second child is £45, third £40 etc. We have agreed as a committee to keep the membership fees the same as last year, and also the monthly subscription has not increased at all either. For one swim a week it's £22/month, for two it's £33/month, three or more it's £39/month. Please can I ask that you reset up your standing orders for 2016. Forms are available at the desks. Thank you.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Presentation evening and club discoPublished 21st December 2015

We can now confirm all the details for the presentation evening and club disco for 9th January. It will be held at the Cheam Sports Club, Peaches Close, Cheam. It will start at 7.30pm, with presentations of the trophies for the winners of this years Club championships, then a presentation to our special guests, Ann and Dennis Griffiths who I am sure you'll be as pleased as us to see again and to give fitting thanks and send off following their many years of time, commitment and dedication to our club.

Tickets will be on sale on the door and on the desks before the events priced at adults £5, children under 16 £3 and a family (2 adults, 2 children) £15. There is a bar there and a disco till 11pm. We sincerely hope you will come and join us.

Club championships Saturday 14th NovemberPublished 9th November 2015

There will be races in all strokes for all ages. Please download the session times and race details.

Swimmers will need to be changed and ready poolside for the start of the warm-up for each session, i.e. 4pm for Session 1 and 6.30pm for session 2.

Please ensure they have goggles, club hat, a T-shirt to wear poolside and spare towel. There will be an entry fee of £1 per adult spectator (children free) - please pay at the desk which will be situated at the entry to the viewing gallery.

There will also be a raffle.

Good luck to all swimmers!

Results now available on the 2015 result page.

Octopus league winners 2015Published 28th September 2015

Cheam Marcuda squad wins the Octopus league 2015 Cheam Marcuda Swimmers celebrated in style winning round 6 and are this years overall winners.

There were some excellent performances from all the swimmers in the individual and team relays, which surged Cheam into 1ST PLACE. However the other 7 clubs weren't going to make it easy, so there were some impressive finishes from all.

The swimmers just went from strength to strength, as the night went on, and in return they were rewarded with PBs and the win.

A big "Thank You" to all the coaches on their hard work throughout the year, poolside helpers and parents. A special "Thank You" must go to Anne and Dennis, who helped start up and run the Octopus League in its early days through to 2015.

With the 2016 League starting in the New Year, let's make it 3 in row.

The overall league points are:

Teams League points Gala points
Cheam Marcuda 45 1325
South Croydon 37 1269
Eltham 33 1138
Bromley 30 1163
Erith and District 22 1032
Edenbrigde 20 1015
Woodside 18 950
Streatham 13 851

Well done Cheam swimmers!!!

Turnbull gala (5th July 2015)Published 2nd June 2015

This gala is open to swimmers of any age (no minimum age, as long as swimmers can complete 1 full length). Winners of any event in the 2014 Turnbull Gala or our Club Championships cannot enter, you can download below a list of swimmers who are ineligible. Could these swimmers please return the trophies from last year, promptly to the desk on any swimming evening.

This gala is a great opportunity for the children to compete in a friendly competition, 1 length races in all strokes, cost is £1 per race, swimmers can enter a maximum of 2 races. Trophies awarded for 1st place in each race/age group and medals for top 3.

To enter, please complete an entry form at the desk or download and print one below. Alternatively please email competitions@cheammarcudasc.co.uk with your child's name, date of birth and races that they would like to enter.

We are also looking for a number of volunteers (parents & older children) to assist with the running of the gala, no previous gala experience is necessary. Please email chairman@cheammarcudasc.co.uk if you are able to help out.

Ineligible swimmers for the Turnbull gala 2015
Entry form the Turnbull gala 2015
Full results available in our 2015 results page.

Splash gala Published 1st June 2015

This gala will take place on Sunday 12th of July and is being funded by the Sutton Swimming Association so entry is free. Minimum of age of swimmers is 8 years of age on the day of the event. The programme includes 50m and 100m races in all strokes, plus 100m IM and 200m freestyle races. We will submit all entries for our club in a batch by the closing date. A separate email will be sent after 5th June inviting entries, the deadline for responding will be 25th June. For further details, please download this pdf document.

Good luck to all swimmers in the Splash gala on Sunday 12th July at Westcroft Leisure Centre. Sign in commences at 2pm, Warm up 2.30pm, Races start 3pm. Estimated finish time 7pm. Download the full list of entries.

Full results now available on our 2015 results page.

Octopus League Round 3, Saturday 9th May at Beckenham Spa Published 3rd June 2015

Rounds 1 to 3

Cheam Marcuda squad for round 3 of the Octopus league

Over the last few months Cheam Marcuda swimmers have been completing in this league against 7 other clubs from the surrounding area and Kent.

The Octopus League is a time-restricted gala for swimmers aged between 9 and 18 year. If a swimmers becomes to fast for their age group a new swimmers is asked to swim.

With some great performances and plenty of PB’s, Cheam Marcuda have stayed in 1st place throughout the league. In round 1, Marcuda swimmers took first place, rounds 2 and 3 just being beaten into 2nd place.

Overall Top 3 Teams are

Cheam Marcuda SC League Points 22 Gala Points 652
Bromley SC League Points 18 Gala Points 610
South Croydon SC League Points 16 Gala Points 598

There are still 3 more rounds over the next few months, to see which team will lift this year's Octopus League Trophy.

Good Luck Cheam Swimmers

You can find the full results of this round on our 2015 results page.

Read more in our Latest news page.