Each year, Rainbow Club hosts a fun, family-friendly and inclusive event for members, siblings, teachers and friends. Our annual Family Carnival is an important and exciting part of the Rainbow Club social calendar.
The Family Carnival is where Rainbow Clubs meet, compete, have fun, and celebrate. Held in December, members participate, form teams, and have fun competing for the placings. It is a great day to socialise and meet members from other Rainbow Clubs.
Many of our dedicated teachers are present to help the day run smoothly and demonstrate they have talents outside the pool. Each Club has a teacher as their marshal to follow the Family Carnival program and ensure the children are ready for their activity or heat.
The Family Carnival program includes a siblings meet, fun activities for those still learning to swim, and races for Blue, Indigo and Violet. An InterClub relay race invites everyone to cheer on their Club team. Following the heats, an Awards presentation and an exciting special guest appearance ensures everyone has a fun and festive day together.
A special thank you to our volunteer organisers and coordinators who help make the Family Carnival such an amazing day out for Rainbow Club.
2020 Rainbow Club Family Carnival
Dates still to be confirmed
Attend the Carnival
Closer to the event date, you will be able to register to attend the Rainbow Club Family Carnival. You must have a member login.
Family Carnival news
On 13 November 2016, members gathered at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre in Maroubra for the annual Swim the Rainbow Family Carnival.
Rainbow Club’s first ever Family Carnival was held on Saturday 11 April 2015 at Ryde Aquatic Centre. Ron and Lily Siddons presented the inaugural Ron and Lily Siddons Club of the Year trophy to Maroubra Rainbow Club.
What happens at our Family Carnival:
Siblings meet: Siblings are welcomed for a morning of fun and games. Groups are supervised by experienced volunteers.
Fun activities (for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green) and races (15m and 25m, for Blue, Indigo and Violet). The fun activities and the race run simultaneously. Teacher marshals ensure children are ready for their heats at the allocated times.
InterClub relay race: Clubs may enter one team of four per Rainbow Club. Each team to consist of: one Rainbow Club member; one teacher; one parent; and one sibling.
Presentations of awards and prizes: Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each colour; InterClub Relay Winners Prize; Ron & Lily Siddons* Club of the Year Award
Special guest: When the races and activities are complete, all children, parents, and teachers are invited to meet our special guest! Ho ho ho who could it be?
*Rainbow Club was created by Ron Siddons in 1969. The Ron & Lily Siddons Club of the Year Award will be presented to the Club that has shown greatest participation at the Family Carnival in terms of member, teacher and committee involvement, as well as placings in the various activities and races on the day. See About us
On the day, Clubs need to register for the InterClub relay race at the Registration Desk. Clubs may enter one team per Rainbow Club. Each team of four to consist of: one Rainbow Club member; one teacher; one parent; and one sibling. If not competing, help cheer on your Club’s relay team to victory!
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