Orion Swimming Club is based in South and West Birmingham. We offer swimming lessons from beginners upwards and competitive swimming in several swimming leagues. We also have an active para and disability squad. We have swimming sessions 7 days a week at King Edward's School pools, Edgbaston; Blue Coat School; Harborne Leisure centre; Morris Centre and Langley Baths.

Orion SC are a swim21 approved club. swim21 accreditation is the ASA's recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.

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

Wednesday 18th May

The J3 session 5.45 - 7pm at Blue Coat is cancelled.

Timetable starting 1st April

Our new timetable starts from 1st April. The latest version has been posted on 20th April

Session changes to learners

As a result of change to the hire conditions coming in during April 2016, please read this letter addressed to parents of swimmers currently in learners.

Special Olympics Gala - 6th February 2016

Dear Loz
Would you please accept my thanks both personally, and also to all those from Orion who helped us yesterday at our Stechford Gala. Without your help we would not have run the gala, and that would have been a loss to all the 150 disability swimmers who took part.

Everyone I met from your club could not have been more helpful, and I received lots of favourable comments on your expertise, and the considerate manner in which you judged our less able members.

It was very difficult to personally thank everyone who was there. But could you please ensure that everyone from your club who helped us, are aware of the thanks that we owe them.

Special Olympics City of Birmingham

Car Parking

As from Monday Nov 2nd there will be no parking at KE girls school and no parking on KE site without a permit.

Karen and Hazel have done a great job of giving out the permits so far and we will continue to pass them on to you all asap. All help with that greatly received.

If you have not sent in your reg number + surname then you will need to do that on an excel sheet ASAP so I can forward to the school.

Orion Twitter feed

Orion Newsletters

Newsletter for the 20th April 2016
Newsletter for the Easter 2016
Newsletter for the 16th March 2016
Newsletter for the 11th March 2016
Newsletter for the 25th October 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 26th June - no parking on the King Edwards school site