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 Ahmed. Ahmed has Down syndrome. At 14 months he tries mainstream swimming lessons with little success. When Ahmed joins Rainbow Club his family delights in his progress.
Riley loves splashing about in the water but doesn’t understand danger. His mum Larissa explains, “Riley is on the autism spectrum and has no fear of anything, including the water.”
Gavin and James both have autism and have attended Rainbow Club for several years.
When I see her swimming, I can dream that there is a chance Rachel could enter the Paralympics as a swimmer.
Alfred struggled for years with water confidence. He wasn’t able to walk through the rain when he was a toddler.
Nicholas is a child who has a lot of energy. When Nicholas started with Rainbow Club he needed to learn how to save himself, how o swim and how to deal with his energy.
Having a backyard pool at home meant that teaching Josh about water safety was extremely important. However, finding a swim school to accommodate Josh and his needs proved extremely difficult.
Georgia was the first Rainbow Club member to swim the Malabar Magic. Georgia had never swum in the ocean until she began preparing for the Magic.
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