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

Morning sessions cancelled Thursday 26th November

The morning sessions at Blue Coat School on Thursday 26th November have been cancelled.

Named hats and clothing

Details of Orion named hats and clothing can be found here.

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.

Please note there is no parking on site on Nov 6th with or without a permit.

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 - version 9 - Uploaded 2nd November 2015

Orion Twitter feed

Orion Newsletters

In case you didn't get it - here's the Newsletter for the 25th October 2015

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

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:

Friday 6th November - no parking anywhere on school premises.

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)