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!
For the 6th year in a row, 13cabs is proud to be the Official Travel Partner of the 2020 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim, providing transport to children with disabilities and their families to and from the event.
After 11 wonderful years of staging the Malabar Magic, Mother Nature intervened last weekend and forced us to cancel. Please consider making a donation equal to the entrance fee ($50) so that Rainbow Club can continue to share the joy of swimming by helping children with a disability learn to swim.
Rooman Aishath, Lead Teacher at Liverpool Rainbow Club has been appointed as the new Magic Rainbows Coordinator for the Murray Rose Malabar Magic 2020.
Love what we do?
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