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.”
We are Rainbow Club
Rainbow Club is a network of social swimming clubs for children with a disability located throughout Sydney and NSW. 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 swim, interact, and play. See Locations
Rainbow Club is a vibrant, robust and centrally managed charity, with our Board providing governance, oversight and support to our Clubs. The Board is committed to expanding Rainbow Club’s footprint and building capacity to provide individualised swim lessons and social participation for 1000+ children with a disability. See Our People
Rainbow Club began with beach inspector Ron Siddons observing a child with a disability attempt to stay afloat in the ocean.
Rainbow Club is committed to offering a safe and fun community for children with a disability to swim, interact, and play.
People make Rainbow Club great! Many wonderful people all work together to help children with a disability learn to swim.
See our calendar
Our calendar features exciting swim, training, and social events for the whole Rainbow Club community. Check out our calendar and add events to your personal calendar!
Our 2019 Rainbow Connect was a special Connect to not only give Rainbow Club teachers, staff, volunteers and Committees a chance to come together, share experiences and learn but to also celebrate 50 years of Rainbow Club.
Christmas in July 2019 was a great success! This annual social fundraising event provides valued funding for Rainbow Club.
Rainbow Club will be continuing the celebrations of our 50th year at the Swim the Rainbow Family Carnival. With activities for all, races and relays, it’s family-friendly and fun, with something for everyone!
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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