Orion Swimming Club is based in South Birmingham. We offer swimming lessons from beginners upwards and competitive swimming in several swimming leagues. Our popular annual Club Championships take place each September. Most of our sessions are held at the Kings Edward's Boys School swimming pool, on the Bristol Road although we also have sessions at the King Edward's Girls School and Edgbaston High School for Girls.
Welcome to our website. Hopefully you will find all the information you need. If you want to try out swimming with Orion, and would like to know more about our free trial, please fill in the form on our contacts page and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 29th March - URGENT!!
Unfortunately due to a double booking there will be NO swimming at Blue Coat today Sunday 29th.
However both learners groups WILL run at KE girls pool from 10 - 11am this morning
There are no J1,AC or AP sessions today - sorry
KE Boys pool has a leak and is closed for the foreseeable future. So here are our current new arrangements for KEBS sessions.
Monday 30/3/15 - 6-7pm JS/JD with land training after, and 7-8pm AP - Blue Coat School
Tuesday 31/3/15- 6-7.30pm JS/JD at Blue Coat School
Tuesday 31/3/15- J1 CANCELLED
At the moment all sessions at boys pool on Thursday 2/4 are cancelled - we are working on finding another pool - if anyone has any connections at EHS, Aston Uni etc your help would be appreciated.
There is no change to the ongoing sessions at Harborne, KEGS or Blue Coat School.
No sessions any pool 3/4/15- 6/4/15 inclusive - Easter break
Blue Coat - Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B17 0HR. (opposite The Green Man pub)
In case you didn't get it - here's the Newsletter for the 22nd March 2015
Newsletter for the 1st March 2015
Newsletter for the 19th February 2015
Newsletter for the 8th February 2015
Newsletter for the 1st February 2015
Newsletter for the 22nd January 2015
Newsletter for the 17th January 2015
Newsletter for the 11th January 2015
Newsletter for the 17th December 2014
Newsletter for the 10th December 2014
Newsletter for the 28th November 2014
Report and results from November's Boldmere Open
Arena League - Wombourne
Report and results from the Arena League meet at Wombourne.
Water Festival - 19th October 2014
Report from the water festival at Stechford.
We are the champions!
Junior League Finals - report and picture
Calling all learner parents
Details about new teachers and moving between groups
Pool closures and session changes
Please make sure you keep checking our pool closures page for any changes to our usual sessions particularly during the holiday season.
Megan in Berlin
Megan Richter came away from the German Open in Berlin, with three bronze medals, three silver medals and six PBs. Not bad for her international debut in the GB squad!
Megan's international debut - representing GB in Berlin.
Back: Charlotte Harten, Rosie Bancroft, Danielle Bailey, Ellie Simmonds, Stephanie Slater
Front: Chloe Davis, Megan Richter
Just a short reminder about using easyfundraising.org.uk. Buy online but go via easyfundraising.org.uk and Orion receive commission on your purchase!!
We are currently looking for lifeguards to cover our sessions
No parking on the school drive
The school has provided details about the dates on which there will be no parking on the main drive for Orion members. The Chief Master has specifically stated that under no circumstances should any person park their vehicle on the double yellow lines throughout the site, at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre and most definitely not on the grass verges.
We hope you will take note and act accordingly to maintain the good relationship we have with the school.
There will be no parking on the main drive or parade ground on the following dates:
Thursday 19th March 2015
When you are not able to park on the main drive, Orion members can park at:
1. Sports Hall
2. Parking bays leading up the Chief Master's drive (but not in front of the Chief Master's house or garage)
3. Playing field off Bristol Road (please remember although it may look like the gate is closed, it is not)
4. Birmingham University car park on Edgbaston Park Road (next to the Gun Barrels, Saturdays and Sundays and after 4pm Monday to Friday)
Latest news, events and results
Boldmere Water Carnival - report and results (posted 10/7/2014)
Results from Warwicks - 15th March 2014 (posted 24/3/2014)
Results from Warwicks - 8th March 2014 (posted 24/3/2014)
Solihull Gala 22nd February report and results (posted 27/2/2014)
Results from Trophy Gala - Saturday 1st February at Redditch (posted 13/2/2014)
WWL - Bromsgrove - 18th January 2014 (posted 23/1/2014)
Arena Round 2 report and results - 9th November 2013 (posted 12/11/2013)
Water Festival Results 13th October 2013 (posted 1/11/2013)
Orion MC results (posted 4/10/2013)
Championships results - Sunday These have been corrected and uploaded again on 6th October 2013 (posted 6/10/2013)
Championships results - Thursday (posted 1/10/2013)
Mercian League 13th July 2013 (posted 24/7/2013)
Boldmere Water Carnival - 6th/7th July 2013 (posted 24/7/2013)
No parking sign - By Sugeesh at ml.wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons