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Zoom Land Work Sessions To Continue

Posted by Orion Swimming Club at Aug 3, 2020 5:59AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi Everyone

Firstly thank you for the amazing effort you have all put in over the lockdown period

Josh and I have seen tremendous growth in your land based fitness and in particular core strength and understanding of how to do great land work

It is essential that you continue to make land work a regular and consistent part of your training and therefore it is our intention to continue to offer Zoom based sessions hopefully three times per week over the next few weeks.

We initially aim to offer those sessions at 11am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and these will work together with your pool sessions to get you back to where you were before lockdown and then onwards and upwards as land work becomes a regular part of your ongoing training (this may vary depending on other commitments)

Anyone not already getting Zoom Invites and would like to join please send me your email address and I will add you to the invite list

We look forward to seeing you in a Zoom session very soon



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Return to swimming

Posted by Loz Miller at Jul 16, 2020 9:31AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Please read important information under “covid 19” + follow links to safety video and guidance
Under documents you will find parent and swimmer declarations to be signed
Under timetable you will find the new EHS timetable from 28/7/20 until the end of August.
Pod members will be sent out via Active

Open our pools

Posted by Orion Swimming Club at Jun 23, 2020 7:36AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

How you can help support Swim England’s #OpenOurPools campaign
23 June 2020
Swim England is calling on its members, clubs, coaches, teachers, swim schools, swimmers and facility operators to back its #OpenOurPools campaign.

Chief Executive Jane Nickerson has said millions of people are being let down by the Government’s decision not to allow pools to reopen on 4 July.

So we are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reopen facilities up and down the country as soon as possible – and there are a number of ways you can get involved:

Sign our petition
Click here to call on the Prime Minister to urgently review the decision not to allow swimming pools to reopen and to announce a date when pools may open again as soon as possible.

Write to your MP
Download our template letter and send to your MP asking them to back the campaign to #OpenOurPools

Share our infographics
Show everyone you’re behind the Swim England #OpenOurPools campaign by sharing our social media graphics. Click here to download them.

Pledge your support on social media
We have created a number of social posts that you could use on your channels to encourage the Government to reconsider its decision not to allow pools to reopen from 4 July. Download them here.

Make sure you tag Swim England in on your social media posts:

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Breaststroke Technique Masterclass

Posted by Robin Surgeoner at Jun 16, 2020 1:41AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Breaststroke Masterclass

Orion and Swim Science (Robin & Josh) will be presenting an interactive Breaststroke Technique Masterclass this Wednesday at 6:30 over Zoom – All those on the Zoom Land Work contact list will automatically receive an invitation, but we will welcome as many swimmers as want to take part, so if you aren’t already receiving Zoom land work invitations and would like to come to this masterclass then please email me your details to


Hi Everyone – Well plans for the Orion Bigger Night In are progressing well

It looks like next week is going to be a lovely week, so some of may wish to plan to take part in your garden

It would be great for people to send in some choices of music they might like to hear played during the event

I would also like some more offers of performances from swimmers or parents to help entertain each other – It can be anything, from reading a poem to singing to playing an instrument, to playing an instrument and singing, to playing an instrument and singing whilst staring on one leg up a ladder (safety first of course), a quick cooking lesson, who knows? The Choice is yours

There will be a quiz which will hopefully include a music round two, and if we can work the technology, a picture round as well

We are very much looking forward to it and hope that lots of Orion families can be there too

If you want to take part in performing something, or have a song choice then please email

Land Work

Just to say that numbers taking part in the live Zoom land work sessions continues to increase and whilst not everyone can attend every session there are now 66 families on the email list which is fantastic – but there is always room to welcome more – If you are not doing any land training why not join us and see what you think. If you would like to receive invites to the training the please email