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 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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Meet Samuel

Meet Samuel

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.

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Locations

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