Welcome to Cheam Marcuda Swimming Club

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Christmas Break

The last session before Christmas is on 19th December. We return on 5th January.

Club Championships

The Club Championships results can be found on the Results page.

Interested in Joining?

Please contact the membership secretary by email at info@cheammarcudasc.co.uk

Cheam Marcuda is 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 pages for all the information. We hope to see you at a club night soon.

Pool Closures



Dates of upcoming closures



Last session 15th December returning 5th January


Westcroft (temporary)

Last session 16th December returning 6th January


Morden Park

Last session 17th December returning 7th January


Westcroft (temporary)

Last session 19th December returning 9th January



Last session 14th December returning 11th January

Cheam Marcuda win Octopus League Octopus Winners 2014

Cheam 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 (click 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 WestcroftLBS Champs 2014

Well 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.

Its Deja Vu, all over again - Cheam Marcuda win Octopus League Round 2Octopus 2014 Round 2

Saturday 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 (updated 8/3/14)

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 GodalmingCranleigh & Godalming

We 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.

2014 Membership Fees

We are pleased to confirm that we are able to freeze our fees at 2012 levels for another year into 2014.

All fees must be paid by standing order. Attached is a standing order request form which provides all the information required for online banking, or you can print out and take the form to your bank for them to set up the standing order. Please ask your bank to put your child's name as a reference on the payment.

For ease of reference the current fees are shown below.

Depending on how many training sessions you attend the monthly fees for 2013 will be:

22.00  for 1 night per week

33.00  for 2 nights per week

39.00  for 3 or more nights per week    

August will remain on a Pay as you Go basis and therefore no monthly subscription is due for August. You may therefore either set up your standing order to pay Jan - July and September - December, or it may be easier to set it up Jan - Nov.

Each session attended in August should be paid for individually at 4 per session.

The Annual Membership Fee (which includes ASA and London Region fees) for 2013 will remain the same as it has done for the past few years. Swimmers under 16 years of age pay 50 per year with a reduction of 5 per sibling (up to a maximum of 3 siblings) off this fee. Swimmers who are over 16 years old pay 12.50 per year. Swimmers who are taught in the teaching pool are exempt from this fee

The Annual Membership Fee must be paid by cash or cheque at your child's first swimming session in January. Fiona at Cheam and Anne at Morden/Banstead will collect this fee.

Please see the Archive for any older items of news and Gala reports.

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