Member stories

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.

Meet Frankie

Meet Frankie

Francesca Gleeson, Frankie to her friends has been , is 7 years old and has been swimming at our Cronulla/Miranda Rainbow Club for the last 3 years.

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Meet Kenton

Meet Kenton

Kenton is a great success story and an example for all Rainbow Club members of what can come after graduating Swim the Rainbow program. 

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Abbey and Ian

Abbey and Ian

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.

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Meet Raphael

Meet Raphael

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.

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Meet Jimmy and Jack

Meet Jimmy and Jack

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.

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Meet Seth

Meet Seth

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.

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Locations

Auburn, Batemans Bay, Bexley, Bondi, Campbelltown, Caringbah (Active Moves), Cherrybrook, Cronulla/Miranda, Denistone East, Dubbo, Five Dock, Freshwater, Glenmore Park, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Hurstville, Kurri Kurri, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maroubra, Mt Pritchard, Narellan, Newcastle City, Newcastle City (Active Moves), Newington/Stanmore, Northmead, Norwest, Orange, Penrith, Revesby, Seven Hills, Southern Highlands, Springwood, Sutherland, The Ponds, Toronto, Tuggerah, Valentine, Wagga Wagga, Wahroonga, Warriewood, Warringah, Wollongong. See details