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Vanessa Knight Memorial Open Meet

Sunday 24th May, Bognor Regis

Now in its 8th year, with 23 clubs and around 331 swimmers completing in this years Vanessa Knight Open. It was an early start for some, with the doors opening at 8 o'clock.

This is a graded "A","B" and "C" open, with 9 medals in each age group.

After the warm-up it was time to race. Event 1, 50m Back saw Libby, Lauren, Charlotte and Maegan completing, all 4 girls swam well and all gained PB's. The first medal of the day came from Jordan in the 50m Freestyle taking bronze "C". In the 50m Breaststroke Libby came 2nd "B" and Maegan 1st "B".

With most of the swimmers in session 1 racing between 4 and 6 races, there wasn't must time to sit down before being called for the next event.

In event 7, 50m Butterfly Lauren took the bronze "C" grade, and Libby in event 11 took the final medal of the morning session in the 100m IM Gold "B".

Session 2 was even more successful for the team, with the older girls, Keely, Isobel, Sachi, Shantel and Hallie and for the younger boys Mitch swimming. Shantel presented the team with their first medal of the afternoon in the 50m Freestyle, silver "B". Next saw Hallie in the 50m Butterfly Gold "B", and Mitch in the 100m IM "B" bronze. Once again as soon as the swimmer sat down they called to race, but there was no stopping them.

In the girls 100m IM Hallie won the silver "B" and Isobel the "C" bronze medal. Next medals came from both Hallie "A" Gold and Isobel "B" Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke, and then again from Isobel in the Backstroke 50m winning "B" Bronze. Mitch won the final medal of the afternoon session in the 200m Freestyle "B" silver. Ending that days total for the team at 3 x Gold, 5 x Silver and 6 x Bronze, 14 medals total.

Well done Team.

Congratulations to Bognor Regis SC, on this there 50th year.

Woking 6th Octopus Meet

Sunday 10th May

Cheam Marcuda top swimmer at WokingThere was a good turn out by Cheam Marcuda swimmer for the 6th Woking Octopus Meet. For some this was a 7.30 am start. The standard of this Open is always very high, with many clubs and swimmers taking part in all age groups.

Awards are made to the first 3 swimmers in each age group entered in the "B" and "C" grades.

Most swimmers gained PB's and times towards the Surrey Development Meet in June.

Well done to the following swimmers

  • Mariel Bastello-Kennedy – PB's
  • Lauren Prince – PB's
  • Etti Garrett – 2nd 100m Backstroke
  • Owain Garrett – 2nd 100m Backstroke
  • Libby Harris – 3rd 50 Breaststroke, 3rd 50m Butterfly and 1st 100m Freestyle
  • Soryoung Han – PB's
  • Shantel Tabunda – 1st 50m Breaststroke, 2nd 100m Breaststroke and 1st 50m Freestyle
  • Isobel Evans – 2nd 50m Backstroke, 1st 100m Breaststroke, 3rd 50m Butterfly, 2nd 100 IM and 2nd 100m Freestyle
  • Sam Houghton – 3rd 50m Backstroke and 3rd 50m Freestyle
  • Mitch Keay – 3rd 50 Backstroke, 2nd 100 Breaststroke, 2nd 50m Freestyle and 1st 100m IM
  • Jordan Fitzpatrick – 2nd 50m Backstroke, 2nd 100m Breaststroke, 3rd 50m Freestyle, 3rd 100m IM and 2nd 50 Butterfly
  • Charlotte Arkwright – PB's
  • Emma Hutton – PB's
  • Alex Lewis – PB's

In total the swimmers won 24 glass trophies across the grades. Well done Cheam Marcuda swimmers.

Full and club results can be found on our results page.

Octopus league round 3, Saturday 9th May at Beckenham Spa

Rounds 1 to 3

Cheam Marcuda squad for round 3 of the Octopus leagueOver 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.

Turnbull gala 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 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 if you are able to help out.

Ineligible swimmers for the Turnbull gala 2015
Entry form the Turnbull gala 2015

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.

Haslemere Open Meet Sunday 26th April

There were plenty of great swims from a 2 girl team from Cheam.

Libby and Lauren between them bought home 6 medals and 6 ribbons.

Libby took the first gold medal of the day in the 50m freestyle in a time of 33.74, with Lauren coming 5th to take the ribbon. With both girls wanting to do their very best, the times just kept on falling. 11 out of the 12 swims were PB's.

The next medal went to Lauren, silver in the 50m butterfly and Libby bronze. Libby them took another silver in the 200m freestyle, 6th 50 backstroke, 5th 100 IM and silver in the 100m freestyle.

Lauren came 8th in the 200m freestyle, 8th 50 backstroke, 7th 100 IM, and ending the day with a bronze in the 100m freestyle.

With points being scored throughout the day, in every race, Cheam Marcuda came 6th overall in the team points.

Full results can found on our results page.

AGM Monday 13th April 2015

Our AGM this year will take place at Westcroft in the canteen at 8pm - 9pm on the above date.

This is an important opportunity for you to have your say as to the progress and future direction of our club and allows a forum for parents to put forward their views on our future.

Please come along and support our club. We look forward to seeing you there.

Blacknell and Wokingham Open Meet

Saturday 18th April at Aldershot

Marcuda squad at Blacknell and Wokingham openOn Saturday 18th April 4 members from Cheam Marcuda took part in this Open Meet held in Aldershot. The pool at Aldershot Garrison is 50 metres long, which made it a great opportunity to get some personnel best times from all 4 swimmers.

Session 1 saw Hallie and Lauren taking part. Lauren won the bronze in the 200m Breaststroke and Hallie winning the silver.

In session 2, the girls were jointed by Isobel and Libby. The next medal came from Hallie taking the Gold in the 50m breaststroke. With PB's from all so far it was turning out to be a good Open for the team, as these times could be use in the Surrey Development Meet in June. The next medal, a Gold from Hallie in the 100m Breaststroke, and a Gold for Libby in the 50m Butterfly. The medals still kept coming for Libby, a silver in the 50m Freestyle.

Full details on the result page.

Cheam Re-opening on 30th March 2015

Cheam is reopening on 30th March.

Our last Tuesday session at Westcroft will take place on the 24th March. Swimming will resume at Cheam on the 31st March. from 6.30 to 7.30 pm.

Our last Friday session at Westcroft will take place on 27th March and will resume at Cheam on Friday 10th April.

Annual Presentation Night 10th January 2015

Our presentation night this year is to be held on 10th January at 7.00pm - 10.30pm at St Cecelia's Scout Hall, Rear of St Cecilia's RC Church, St Cecilia's Close, off Stonecot Hill, North Cheam SM3 9HM.

Wine, Beer, Soft drinks and Tuck Shop will be available. Tickets are available at the desk during training sessions or can be purchased on the night.

Tickets are Adults £5, Children £3 and Family (Adults and 2 Children) £15.

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