About us

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

Our history

Our history

Rainbow Club began with beach inspector Ron Siddons observing a child with a disability attempt to stay afloat in the ocean.

Our future

Our future

Rainbow Club is committed to offering a safe and fun community for children with a disability to swim, interact, and play.

Our people

Our people

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!

Events news

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