Page last updated 25th July 2019

Introduction

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 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.

Picture reminding people to take their outdoor shoes off when using the University pool 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 freetrial@orionswimmingclub.co.uk

We also have an active para and disability squad - known as The Orange Squad. If you are interested, then the best way to contact the Orange Squad is to send an email to disabilityhub@orionswimmingclub.co.uk and someone will get back to you. You can also visit our Orange Squad website for more information.

2019 Championships

A new page has been added for the 2019 Champtionships. You can also access the page from the menu on the left.

Ellie S-P - European Youth Olympics

Ellie Sibbald-Perkins in Team GB European Youth Olympics "I was thrilled to be selected for Team GB for the European Youth Olympics in Baku, Azerbaijan. I was really pleased with my swims - getting to the semi-finals in the 200m Breaststroke and finishing 9th overall was incredible, especially since I'd hurt my back and was having daily physio out there. My 100m Breaststroke PB was an added bonus.

I made lots of friends and living in the Athletes' Village as a proper Olympian would do was amazing. It was a very valuable experience, getting used to being away from home and eating different food with athletes from lots of different countries and sports. We were very well looked after by Team GB, who brought lots of staff, including a Team Doctor and 3 Physiotherapists! British Swimming also sent 3 coaches with us. We were even treated to tea at the British Embassy with the Ambassador on our first full day there.

It was nice to have a day off at the end to explore Baku with the rest of the swimming team before our flight home. Thank you British Swimming and Team GB for selecting me and looking after me so well." Ellie Sibbald-Perkins in Team GB European Youth Olympics

Llandudno 2019 Diary

Our diary page covers all things related to our Llandudno swim camp.

Portugal swim camp

Picture of the Orion swimmers in Portugal

Parking at King Edwards

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.

To see the dates on which parking at King Edwards is prohibited - please see our changes and closures web page

In order to park on the King Edwards School site, all cars must display a parking sticker. Failure to do so may end in tears.

County Swimmers

Photo of Orion swimmers holding a Warwickshire ASA banner 
and wearing Warwickshire ASA kit

Congratulations to our swimmers who represented Warwickshire ASA in September 2018.

Diddy League Finalists

Photo of the Orion SC diddyl league squadThe Orion SC Diddy league finalists - well done to everyone in the squad!

British Championships medals!

Read how Alex Hindle and Ellie Sibbald-Perkins got on at the 2018 British Summer Championships

Orion Twitter feed

Fundraising reminder

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

Lifeguarding opportunities

We are currently looking for lifeguards to cover our sessions