Offering a fun and safe
community for children
with a disability
Social swimming club
for children with a disability
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.”
Steffi Paoletti has been the Club Manager at Newington Rainbow Club for 5+ years.
James has volunteered as Club Manager at Cherrybrook Rainbow Club for the last 8 years. He truly values the 3 member committee he is part of at Cherrybrook and really sees the benefit of what a great committee can do when they work together.
Kelly Ford volunteers as Scheduler for Villawood Rainbow Club. Though Kelly is very busy with 5 children and working full-time, she immediately put her hand up to take on the Scheduler role when Villawood was in need.
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