Rackley Swimming, one of the largest providers of swimming lessons in southeast Queensland, and Rainbow Club Australia, a network of social swimming clubs for children with a disability, are delighted to announce a partnership that will allow young people living with disabilities in Queensland greater access to aquatic activities in their local community.

The partnership will facilitate Rainbow Club access to Rackley Swimming Centres across southeast Queensland.  Rainbow Club is already well established in New South Wales with over 1500 members. The expansion into Queensland, made possible through the partnership with Rackley Swimming, will allow Rainbow Club to provide an opportunity for young people with disabilities access to social swimming lessons in a fun and safe environment.

Rainbow Club’s mission is “to provide a network of social swimming clubs for children with a disability, enabling them to learn, achieve and enjoy participating in aquatic activities”, perfectly aligning them with Rackley Swimming which is passionate about teaching families important swimming and water safety skills so they can enjoy a lifelong love of the water.

Catriona Barry, General Manager of Rainbow Club said, “we could not ask for a better partner in Queensland, we have similar values, and we both want to provide children with a disability the opportunity to be safer in the water. By working collaboratively, we will be able to achieve this.”   


“We are very excited to be partnering with Rainbow Club as they launch into Queensland,” said Cameron Speechley, Director of Swim School at Rackley Swimming.


“Our aim is to better serve our communities by ensuring that all children, no matter their ability, have the access to swimming lessons with expertly trained teachers in an environment that suits their individual needs. This partnership is a great step toward achieving that goal” Speechley added.

Both organisations are looking forward to working closely and collaboratively with the first Rainbow Clubs to commence at Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre and North Lakes Aquatic Centre this term.

For anyone interested in enrolling in a Rainbow Club at Acacia Ridge or North Lakes please head to https://www.myrainbowclub.org.au/queensland/ or contact:

Chloe Fadl
Rainbow Club Development Manager- Southeast Queensland

For Further information, please contact:

Nikki Horton
Rainbow Club

Cameron Speechley
Rackley Swimming

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