Birmingham Marlins Para Swimming Club

Birmingham Marlins Para Swimming Club officially launched on 1st March 2020. The Orion (Orange) Squad no longer functions and members have transferred to the new club. Their website is if anyone is interested.


News From 28th February 2020

The following swimmers completed their Bronze Challenge Awards on 28th February:
Seth Naylor
Chloe Lawrence
Elliot Morrison
Gurvinder Garcha
Congratulations to all.
A member of Bedworth Lions Club will be visiting next week, following our request for help with training for volunteers.

News From 21st February 2020

Congratulations to Josh Bailey who has won the Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum Disabled Sports Personality of the Year Award. He was presented with his trophy at Weston Hall Hotel on 21st February.
At the pool on 21st February,  Riley Wincote gained an “I Can Swim” certificate and Emily Robbins reached 10 Miles in her Adult Swimming Challenge.

News From 14th February 2020

Many of the swimmers completed a 10 minute Stamina Test on 14th February. The flooowing were successful in gaining a certificate for a new best distance

Daniel Hodge            254m

Emily Robbins           140m

Seth Naylor               298m

Gurvinder Garcha   335m

Aidan Tully                 258m

There will be swimming next week. There is no closure for half term.

There is a Kidz to Adultz free exhibition organised by the Disabled Living Foundation at The Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 4th March 9.30 – 4.30pm.

Further  info and download tickets from

One of our members, Marie Clarke, is currently crowdfunding for an expensive repair to her electric wheelchair. Please see below for the fundraising link. Any help would be much appreciated.

Be-Nu Consultation

As a valued partner of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, I am writing to you to ask for your assistance in promoting our newly launched public consultation – Be Nu.

We have been carefully developing plans for over two years which include some exciting changes for the towns, parks and leisure facilities in both Nuneaton and Bedworth.

As these proposals outline important innovations which will affect residents and businesses across the Borough, we are keen to let people know about the consultation and encourage participation and feedback, which is why we are asking for your help.

What are we asking you to do?

It would be wonderful if you could either share the posts on our Facebook page, or check out @wecanbenu and share messages from there.

Please encourage your club members, gym members, parents, customers, patients and community groups to fill in the survey; don’t miss out on a chance to have your say!

Visit for more information, take a look at the proposed plans and tell us what you think.

This is your chance to have a say on what YOU actually want so don’t miss out!

#WeCanBeNu #consultation #TellUsWhatYouWant

News From 7th February 2020

Congratulations to Armani Trowell who earned a Good Work certificate.

Happy birthday to Drew O’Connor who will be 18 on Sunday 9th February.

News From 17th January 2020

Congratulations to Daniel Hodge on his 3rd Adult Swimming Certificate for 10 miles completed between 5th March 2019 and 17th January 2020.

News From 10th January 2020

Congratulations to Chloe Lawrence who has completed her National Plan Stage 5.

The Sports Forum Selection Panel has invited Josh Bailey to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony on 21st February.

For the diary

date tba  Downs Syndrome National Championships, Rugby

10th April  Good Friday  Pool closed

8th May   May day (Friday this year, 75th Anniversary of VE day)  Pool closed

News From 3rd January 2020

Happy New Year!

3rd January was a fairly quiet club night. A few swimmers chose to try their 10 minute test before a free swim session. Congratulations to Josh Bailey who swam 471m for a new certificate.

News From 20th December 2019

On 20th December Adam Gardner and Connor Evans were presented with their club T shirts for regular attendance.

The Christmas Relay was won by Team 3 in a very close finish. The six swimmers in Team 3 were Josh, Elliot, Jack, Heidi, Oliver and Phoebe.

Congratulations to the winners of the club trophies for 2019

Kevin Whitmore (Junior) Trophy won by    Phoebe Tully

Colin Bunn (Senior) Trophy won by Daniel Hodge

Lions Club (Gala) Trophy won by Oliver Ingram

All the volunteers received the thanks of the club for their commitment in 2019.

Thank you to Santa for taking the time from his busy schedule to give out some early presents.

Photos are on the website.

The next swim will be on January 3rd 2020.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.