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

1st - 6th September - temporary timetable

Please note we have a temporary timetable between 1st and 6th September

Gala timetable 2015-2016

Make a note of the dates for the competitions coming up in the new season on our calendar for 2015/16

Club championships 2015

Last updated 29th August 2015

Our Championships Guide tells you everything you might need to know!

Please read our promoter's conditions for the Championships - it contains important information you need to know about taking pictures etc.

Registrations for the Club champs are now open. Please register online by clicking here. You must register online for your swimmers to be entered. Please register with an email address to access the system. Check your Junk and Spam folders for the confirmation email and add us to your safe senders list. If you registered last year, you can use the same login details. For the complete event list please click here.

If you have any issues with the online registration, please email

Closing date for entries is Friday 11th September 2015.

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Orion Newsletters

In case you didn't get it - here's the Newsletter for the 22nd August 2015

Newsletter for the 15th July 2015
Newsletter for the 5th July 2015
Newsletter for the 29th June 2015
Newsletter for the 14th June 2015
Newsletter for the 5th June 2015
Newsletter for the 10th May 2015
Newsletter for the 4th May 2015

Calling all learner parents

Details about new teachers and moving between groups

Fundraising reminder

Just a short reminder about using Buy online but go via and Orion receive commission on your purchase!!

Lifeguarding opportunities

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:

Sunday 14th June
Tuesday 23rd - parking on parade ground only
Friday 26th - parking on parade ground only
Friday 3rd July 2015
Monday 6th July 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)