Cheam Marcuda

Archive 2014

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.

Cheam Marcuda win Octopus League

Octopus league winners 2014Cheam Marcuda are this years Octopus League Champions. Going in to the last of the 6 rounds the Cheam swimmers had already amassed sufficient points that they went into the final gala as Champions Elect. They were awarded the shield after the warm up session.

In this, the 6th round Cheam secured the runner up position losing narrowly to Croydon by a mere 6 points.

The League win was then celebrated by a very enjoyable meal out to reward the swimmers.

Well done Cheam!

Summer Swimming

Well it is that time of year again. As normal with the start of the school holidays the training progamme is scaled back to one session a week.

The last regular session is the 18th July until we return on the 1st September. During this period we will be running sessions at Westcroft on Monday nights. Training Pool swimmers are at 7.00 - 8.00pm and the main pool swimmers 8.00 - 9.00pm.

No monthly subscription is due for August, however each session attended will cost £5 on a pay as you go basis.

We hope everyone has a very enjoyable summer.

Turnbull Gala

The Turnbull Gala is being held at Banstead Leisure Centre on Sunday 22nd June from 3.45 to 5.45.

This Gala is open to all swimmers who did not win a gold medal in last year's Club Championships or Turnbull Gala. All events are one length and your child may enter any 2 events. Entry to this Gala is free so all eligible swimmers should enter.

Hand in your completed entry form that you can download here to Fiona, Hannah or Anne as soon as possible. Entries must be received by Friday 13th June.

We also need parents to volunteer to do various jobs on poolside at the Turnbull Gala. If your child is entered to swim please volunteer to help by giving your name to Fiona, Hannah or Anne. No previous poolside experience is needed to help at this gala.

London Borough of Sutton Primary School Championships - Friday 7th March at Westcroft

Cheam Marcuda squad at LBS championships 2014Well Done to all the Cheam Marcuda swimmers who took part in the London Borough Of Sutton Junior Championship Gala at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 7th March.

The gala is open to all swimmers in Years 4/5/6. There were some great performances by the younger members of the squad, many taking part for the first time.It is a time graded gala so medals are awarded to the first three places in the A, B and C grade categories. In total we won 2 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals across the various categories. Both Poppy and Etti gained “A” times in their swims.

The swimmers who took part and swam so well were:
Poppy Phillips, Etti Garrett, Cerys Williams, Agnes Goodgame, Lauren Prince, Charlotte Arkwright, Emma Hutton & Cherry Semikin.
Ethan Ford, Sam Houghton, Owain Garrett, Mitch Keay, Taylor Holding & Liam Sale.

It's Deja Vu, all over again - Cheam Marcuda win Octopus League Round 2

Cheam Marcuda squad at the Octopus league round 2 2014Saturday 22nd March saw the second round of this 6 round league, with Cheam Marcuda swimmers taking their second consecutive win. There were some very close races between Cheam, Bromley, Croydon and Edenbridge.

Throughout the gala there were only a handful of points separating the top 4 teams. Cheam went into the last few races pulling out all the stops and taking the lead.

The noise from inside Beckenham Spa was amazing with all the teams wanting to win.

1st places went to: Tezel, Joe, Agnes, Ethan, Emily and Hannah

1st time to the league was Etti

Well swum everyone.

Times and results can be found on the Results page.

Cheam pool closure Published 8th March 2014

It has now been confirmed that the Pool at Cheam will be closed for major works to the roof.

Currently it is scheduled to close on 17th March 2014 until December 2014 to enable these works to take place.

Both club nights currently at Cheam will be moved to Westcroft Leisure Centre in Carshalton during the repairs.

Tuesday session times will remain the same with widths swimmers at 6:30-7pm, lengths from 7-8pm and squad swimming from 8-9:30pm

Friday session times will change slightly, as we were unable to secure the same start time, however we have been offered an hour and a half for our session, during which we will be ale to offer extra training on starts and turns and extra squad training. The Friday session time will be from 7:00-8:30pm and swimmers who do not wish to swim for the whole 1.5 hour session do not have to stay in for the duration of the session.

All other sessions will remain unaffected by the closure and will run as normal.

Of course we know these arrangements are not ideal for everyone, and if you feel this may make attendance a problem please do not hesitate to contact us. Anyone who would like to change sessions during the pool closure please let Fiona or your coach know, so we can advise on the best session/s to attend.

Victory for Marcuda at Cranleigh and Godalming

Cheam Marcuda squad at Cranleigh 2014We had a busy weekend with two Open Meets in 48 hours.

On Saturday 24th we competed at Godalming against a huge team of Godalming SC swimmers. Many swimmers achieved PBs and came back with medals and ribbons.

Heather gained 3 golds, Hallie won 2 golds and a silver and a Surrey Qualifying time, Poppy 2 golds, a silver and a bronze, Shantel a silver, bronze and 4th place ribbon, Mitch a silver & bronze, Jordan a silver & 5th place ribbon, Isobel gained ribbons for 4th & 5th places and Lily got two ribbons for 6th place. Joseph and Fiona were the only swimmers in their age groups and therefore won all their events!

On Sunday morning a smaller team competed at Cranleigh, with a high level of competition in each age group. Hallie won the gold medal for 50m breaststroke and gained silvers in both the 100m & 200m breaststroke, as well as ribbons for 4th in 50m backstroke and 5th in 200m backstroke. Poppy won the 50m backstroke and gained a bronze in 50m freestyle, as well as a ribbon for 4th in 50m breaststroke. Mitch won a ribbon for 6th place in 50m backstroke. Joseph won gold for 50 free and fly, silver in the 100 IM and a ribbon for 4th place in the 50 breast.

If you are interested in entering Open Meets, please ask Fiona or Charlotte.

Cheam Marcuda win Octopus League Round 1

1st place goes to the Cheam Marcuda in this the first round of the Octopus League. It was a fight right from the start, with some very good times coming from all the teams. However the "Cheam Team" took the early lead and stayed there. In the end there was just one point between us and second place Edenbrigde. Well done to all the swimmers.

1st places went to Cerys, Isobel, Poppy, Joe, Agnes, Joseph, Hallie, Alex, Hannah and Scott.

1st timers to the league were Joe, Agnes and Isobel.

Times and results can be found on the Results page.

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