Rainbow Connectand Aqua Awards
Each year, Rainbow Club hosts Rainbow Connect a one-day event for members, staff, committees, and teachers to come together and connect, share, and learn. See About us
Rainbow Connect is a unique opportunity to meet with other Rainbow Clubs, access information, provide feedback, and discuss ideas.
All are welcome to attend Rainbow Club Australia’s Annual General Meeting which kicks off the day.
Part 1: Rainbow Connect includes a keynote presentation by an inspirational speaker, presentation ceremony and celebratory lunch.
Part 2: Teacher Connect and Committee Connect. Teachers move into the pool for a professional development wet session and Committee and Club members move to a round table discussion or workshop style training activity.
2021 Rainbow Connect – Postponed due to COVID-19
2021 Aqua Awards Online Presentation – Held Wednesday 20th October
What happens at Rainbow Connect:
Rainbow Club Australia
Annual General Meeting
Afternoon split session
Teacher Connect: Rainbow Club swim teachers move to the pool for professional development training.
Committee Connect: Workshop style session for Rainbow Club Committees and members.
Every second year, Rainbow Club presents the prestigious Aqua Awards. Rainbow Club members reach their potential in the water with the support and encouragement of teachers, families, committee members and supporters, and many individuals devote a lot of time and energy to this goal. For many, feedback and appreciation from members is its own reward but at Rainbow Club we believe outstanding people should be recognised and promoted.
There are three categories of Rainbow Club Aqua Awards:
- Aqua Teacher which recognises a Rainbow Club teacher who has contributed above and beyond the duties and time for which they have been paid.
- Aqua Lead Teacher which recognises a Rainbow Club Lead teacher who has contributed above and beyond the duties and time for which they have been paid.
- Aqua Committee Volunteer which is awarded to a Committee member, fundraiser, or anybody who has contributed in a volunteer capacity to the success of Rainbow Club at a Club level.
- Aqua Inpool Volunteer awarded to a volunteer who helps in the pool each week during Rainbow Club lessons and does so without expecting any reward.
And the 2021 Winners are….
Lead Teacher: Taylor Dawson (Hurstville), Teacher: Jolanda Jarman (Penrith), Inpool Volunteer: Zoe Casey, Committee Volunteers: Michelle Greening (Cherrybrook) & Michael Lamb (Bondi)
See our calendar
Our calendar features exciting swim, training, and social events for the whole Rainbow Club community. Check out our calendar and add events to your personal calendar!
Rainbow Club had its yearly Teacher Connect and Lead Teacher Meetings on Sunday, 17th January. This yearly Teacher Connect a chance for all our teachers to get together, share and learn from each other and to obtain some Professional Development. Rainbow Club values...
Our 2019 Rainbow Connect was a special Connect to not only give Rainbow Club teachers, staff, volunteers and Committees a chance to come together, share experiences and learn but to also celebrate 50 years of Rainbow Club.
For the 2018/19 Rainbow Club Aqua Awards we had a record number of nominations for Aqua Teacher and Aqua Committee Volunteer.
Rainbow Club lessons are individualised for children with a disability aged between 3 – 18 years and our unique Swim the Rainbow program is delivered by dedicated and qualified swim teachers. Rainbow Club welcomes inpool volunteers to shadow our swim teachers and help deliver the lessons.
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