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Annual General Meeting

Paragraph 9.1 of the Birmingham Marlins Swimming Club Constitution requires that we hold an Annual General Meeting in May/June of each year. At the meeting of the Club Committee held via Teams on 27th February 2024, it was agreed the Annual General Meeting will be taking place on 17th July 2024.

This meeting will be held via Teams and all Members may attend. All members over the age of 18 years have the right to participate and vote. Please note, you must be a member of the club to have voting rights at the AGM but everyone is welcome to attend. Parents are not automatically members of the club, when your child joins. You must have paid a membership fee for yourself to be a member. If you are unsure if you are a member or not, please contact chair@birmingham-marlins.co.uk

Nominations for Committee Members are to be with the committee 14 days prior to the meeting. The Chair gives notice that he is not standing for re-election.

Please contact the Chair with your email address to be given the access link to the meeting should you wish to attend.

Dave Marsh

Chair - Birmingham Marlins Swimming Club

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the website for our brand-new swimming club for para, disability and family swimming.

Picture of Swimmers

Some of our swimmers at our Llandudno Swim Camp 2019
On this site you can discover more about Birmingham Marlins, what we can offer you and what services we provide.

Our aim to bring the experience of a high level of inclusivity within our swimming groups to allow individuals regardless of any impairments, to reach their swimming potential. We have a strong team of coaching and teaching staff, backed up with a team of helpers and volunteers, to enable our objectives to be achieved.

History

In 2016, The West Midlands Disability Squad merged with Orion Swimming Club, and we became the Orange Squad, due to our kit colour.

Our success grew and grew and our membership increased to the stage where we developed such a strong reputation within West Midlands, that the squad needed to evolve further and expand.

In March 2020, Birmingham Marlins was born. with its own constitution and run by its own committee, with a large membership that is constantly expanding.

Contact Us

You can contact us by email using info@birmingham-marlins.co.uk - we'd love to hear from you! Your email will be read and passed to the appropriate person in the club.

We would like to invite you to come and join us with our new venture and to be part of our successful new swimming club.

About Marlins

We have two motto’s that we use to express our principles and they help you remember what's important in an instant and why Birmingham Marlins can help you to achieve what you want to achieve within swimming

M.A.R.L.I.N.S - Multi abilities reach long-lasting inclusive swimming

MARLIN – fastest in the sea and so can you be.

Marlins are fish that swim very quickly. They also have a very long pointed nose. Obviously, being a fish, marlins have no hands, so they use their long pointed nose to work the TV remote control - and just like the Marlin, many of our swimmers have to adapt and use innovative methods to achieve what they set out to achieve.

About us

We are committed to inspiring the next generation of swimmers to participate in sport and to help them realise their aspiration and potential.

Birmingham Marlins has a strong timetable to allow swimmers from across the local regions to train together. We have swimmers who compete successfully at regional, national and international para competitions with some of our members winning medals and holding British records.

We offer a learn to swim programme tailored to individual needs, with one to one support available.

We have an active management, committee and coaching team, which helps to make this success possible.

Family Swimming

We are offering families the opportunity to swim within Birmingham Marlins. Although we are predominately para and disability swimming, we have a family mainstream option, to allow siblings and parents to swim within the same club. Mainstream swimmers are inclusive within the above groups and will be swimming alongside others who may have an impairment. Mainstream swimmers will be placed into groups in line with their swimming ability. In other words, siblings may not be placed within the same groups.

Please note, we do not offer mainstream competitive swimming. If a mainstream swimmer has progressed from learn to swim (or any other group) and wishes to compete, they will be signposted to their nearest local competitive swimming club, where they can dual -register.

We only offer para and disability competitive swimming.

Disability swimming video

You can watch a video about disability swimming - although it was made some time ago for the West Midlands Disability Swimming Squad, it remains relevant today.


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