Social swimming club
for children with a disability
Swimming the rainbow
for 50 years!
Inspiring events for
people of all abilities
make Rainbow Club great
Rainbow Club is a network of social swimming clubs for children with a disability. With NDIS Provider status and our unique Swim the Rainbow program, Rainbow Club offers a fun and safe community for children with a disability to have individualised swimming lessons catered to their needs.
Celebrating 50 years
50 years ago a chance encounter inspired the creation of Rainbow Club. In 1969, Ron Siddons, Beach Inspector and man of action, saw a father trying to enjoy the water with his disabled son. The child was placed in an inner tube of a car tyre for floatation. Ron said, “The poor little chap kept going under. I wondered why someone hadn’t tried to design a costume for these kiddies and I decided to do something about it.”
Louise Sauvage is the first Paralympian to be elevated to Legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Leadership, funding and reframing enables Rainbow Club to grow and go from strength to strength, providing individualised swim lessons and social participation for children with a disability.
A new Board reaches out to their networks to raise awareness and Rainbow Club grows from one club to sixteen clubs, but tough times start to take hold.
At Rainbow Club we understand children with a disability. We encourage each child to Swim the Rainbow at their own pace, to best of their ability.
Our Club members each have a unique story. Read their shared experiences and discover the Rainbow Club community.
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Rainbow Club appreciates the donations which enable us to increase our capacity so children with a disability can receive regular swimming lessons.
Bexley, Bondi, Byron Bay, Campbelltown, Cherrybrook, Cronulla/Miranda, Hornsby, Hurstville, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Maroubra, Mt Pritchard, Newington/Stanmore, Northmead, Orange, Penrith, Revesby, Southern Highlands, Seven Hills, Sutherland, Tamworth, The Ponds, Villawood, Warriewood, Warringah. See details