Leadership, funding and reframing enables Rainbow Club to grow and go from strength to strength, providing individualised swim lessons and social participation for children with a disability.
A new Board reaches out to their networks to raise awareness and Rainbow Club grows from one club to sixteen clubs, but tough times start to take hold.
Ron Siddons sets out to help children with a disability learn to swim. He designs an inflatable swimsuit and sets up a swimming group, naming it Rainbow Club.
Fiona was one of Rainbow Club’s first students under Founder Ron Siddons. Fiona was born with brittle bones and doctors said if she survived she would never walk.
After many years of operating informally with Ron Siddons at the helm, Rainbow Club had its first official launch at Cronulla in 1986.