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

University registration - Sunday 7th May

On Sunday May 7th between 6pm and 8pm there will be registration for swimmers in J3,AP and OS who will be using the new University pool with Orion. It is vital you attend to have photos taken, get locker keys and information on admission. You will not be able to train at an Orion session at the University pool without completing this process. Therefore even if you are not sure about whether you will attend regular Orion training it is crucial you allow for the opportunity by registering.

Once we have more specific information we will email it out but I urge you at this time to keep the time free and /or work to free it up.

Please do not ask about alternative arrangements because at this point there is not another option.

As entrance will be dependent on having a photo taken, the swimmer needs to attend, not a representative.

The potential sessions will not be for OS learners but rather OS competitive swimmers

Orion at 50

Orion Swimming Club is looking to bring together current and previous members in its celebration of its 50 year anniversary next year. During these years, thousands of people ages 4-18 have learned, improved and competed in the pool.

To celebrate the continuing success and growth of the club, there will be a celebration evening on the 9th September 2017 and the club is also planning a swimming event and hoping to raise money for a swimming legacy for less advantaged kids in the area. Visit and 'like' the Facebook page on if you are interested in meeting old or current coaches, friends and team mates.

Or if you leave your contact details via website then we can keep you informed of all events related to the year ahead

No parking at King Edwards

The school has provided details about the dates on which there will be no parking 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 anywhere on the school site for Orion on the following dates:

Club Championships - Results

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

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Lifeguarding opportunities

We are currently looking for lifeguards to cover our sessions