About Us


Beach Cheer Athletics is owned and operated by its two momprenuer owners, Suzanne McLay and Anne-Marie Joyce. Truly a small idea that sparked into a flame, BCA has grown in size and depth over the past 9 seasons. With over 30 years of experience each in the cheer world and friends since high school, Suzanne and Anne-Marie strive to provide a safe, fun, and challenging environment for athletes to develop and grow their love for the sport.

It is BCA’s belief that every child and adult can have a meaningful experience in cheer; building their fitness level, developing self-esteem, cultivating teamwork skills, and making lifelong friends that help shape the unique individual they will become.  We learn life lessons through the sport of cheerleading at BCA!

Competitive cheer may not be what you are looking for and BCA has the answer for that!  Covid may have but a damper on it, but our new 18,000 square foot facility will be able to offer even more recreational tumbling and cheer classes, a pre-competitive stream, CheerMed Physiotherapy, and with the addition of our BCA Intensity Lab, Powered by Health Esteem we will have EVERYTHING you need!  Whether your athlete participates in another sport and is looking for more cross-training or you are looking for adult fitness classes for yourself, BCA has you covered. Whatever you are looking for, we have an option for you at the BEACH!

BCA has become a leading resource for tumbling in Toronto. If your child likes to ‘flip’ but doesn’t want a traditional gymnastics class, BCA will be able to support their interest. We have many athletes coming to us to train from other disciplines and/or sports such as parkour, diving, and acro dance. Tumbling is a fun activity for any athlete at any age or level or size.

We are proud to have a beautiful new facility that is sure to be the premier training spot for all cheerleading and tumblers in the GTA as of June 2022. Although the sport of Cheerleading has been very popular in the surrounding areas for many years, we were the first gym to offer all-star competitive cheer for all ages (3 and up1) in the City of Toronto.  Nestled in the east end with easy access to major highways and neighbourhoods, we are happy to open our doors to Toronto and share our passion with this great city!

The goal of Beach Cheer Athletics is to teach the fundamentals of cheerleading in a safe and fun environment, that will foster a love and passion for the sport.
Cheer is the fastest growing sport for females (but loads of males love cheer, too!) in North America. Participation has tripled worldwide in the past 8 years and is only gaining more and more momentum. With the fast and furious pace of growth in cheer as a sport, there are many exciting things ahead! As a club, we strive to be up to date on all the latest in the cheer world and we take pride in making sure we hire experienced, passionate staff, and support their continued education in order to provide the best experience possible to our athletes and their families.

When you cheer with us, you become part of our BEACH family.

There is always room at the BEACH for you! Join us and find out why life IS better at the BEACH.