Meet our members
At Rainbow Club we understand children with a disability. We encourage each child to Swim the Rainbow at their own pace, to best of their ability. Our Club members each have a unique story. Read their shared experiences and discover the Rainbow Club community.
Sutherland Rainbow Club Squad swimmers Seth Woodman and Charlie O’Farrell represented the East Sydney Region at the NSW CHS Carnival last week at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush.
Kenton is a great success story and an example for all Rainbow Club members of what can come after graduating Swim the Rainbow program.
In May this year, Abbey had the opportunity to thank her swim teacher Ian for his dedication when he received a long service award for his years of teaching at Rainbow Club.
Raphael Ong (12) joined the new Rainbow Club at Glenmore Park on Opening Day in February 2021. Raphael is diagnosed with Autism, Level 3, Sensory Processing Disorder and a Language Disorder and while he loved diving under water, he could not swim, he was not safe and he had challenging behaviours.
Jimmy (6) and Jack (10) are brothers and despite both being on the Autism Spectrum, they could not be more different. Mum (Rebecca) was delighted when Rainbow Club opened in Toronto Swim Centre near Newcastle in July 2020 when all of Greater Sydney was in lockdown.
Seth started at Sutherland Rainbow Club 4 years ago when he was 7. Rainbow Club was able to harness his love for the water into lessons that have made him confident and safe in the water. IHe has progressed through to swim in the Senior Boys Freestyle Multi Class event at the Zone, Regional and the upcoming NSW State Carnivals.
Zane and Myles return to swimming at Cherrybrook Rainbow Club after months away due to COVID-19.
Meet Joshua from our Warringah Rainbow Club. He has been swimming there since 2016.
Samuel Cheah has been swimming at Villawood Rainbow Club since March 2019. Samuel’s dad Douglas wanted to help his son settle back into swimming so he asked the teachers for advice. As a result, he edited Rainbow Club’s Return from COVID Social Story to customise it for his son.
Auburn, Bexley, Bondi, Campbelltown, Caringbah (Active Moves), Cherrybrook, Cronulla/Miranda, Five Dock, Glenmore Park, Holsworthy, Hurstville, Kurri Kurri, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maroubra, Mt Pritchard, Narellan, Newcastle City, Newington/Stanmore, Northmead, Norwest, Orange, Penrith, Revesby, Southern Highlands, Seven Hills, Sutherland, The Ponds, Toronto, Valentine, Wahroonga, Warriewood, Warringah. See details