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 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.
Kylan was a member at our Orange Rainbow Club from 2016 and only just recently has finished his time with Rainbow Club. His parents were so thrilled with all he has learned at Rainbow Club that they wanted to thank everyone.
Meet Ethan and Isaac
Ethan and Isaac are enjoying their first lesson at Narellan Rainbow Club and loving every minute, not wanting to get out of the pool at the end of their lesson.
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.”
Meet Gavin and James
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.
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