Terms and events

2021 Term dates

Term 1

Commences 30 January
Last class 28 March

Term 2

Commences: 1 May
Last class 27 June

Term 3

Commences 17 July
Last class 12 September

Term 4

Commences 9 October
Last class 5 December

Mid year Swim the Rainbow certificate presentations to members are held at the end of Term 2 at your Rainbow Club.

Term 4: no lessons on the weekend of the Family Carnival – come and join all the action!

End of year Swim the Rainbow certificate presentations to members are held at the end of Term 4 at your Rainbow Club.

A Rainbow Club term is generally a nine (9) week term which begins on Week 1 of the NSW school term calendar. The weekly lessons are 30 minutes in duration. Each Rainbow Club has allocated times for lessons. To check what these are See our Locations

Participate in our events

Rainbow Club is more than a network of social swimming clubs for children with a disability. Every lesson we bring together families, dedicated qualified teachers, and volunteers to create a safe, fun community for children with a disability to participate in a social and recreational activity. Rainbow Club encourages children with a disability to build their personal confidence and safely develop their independence.

Rainbow Club’s events build on this community atmosphere and showcase children with a disability participating in extraordinary events – swimming in the Malabar Magic Ocean Swim or representing their own Rainbow Club by competing at the Family Carnival. Our volunteers and swim teachers create a welcoming and safe environment for all our members and supporters to enjoy.

For our swim teachers and potential new teachers, Rainbow Club provides professional development training and opportunities to connect with other Clubs and teachers.

See you soon at a Rainbow Club event!

Rainbow Club events

Malabar Magic

The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is held at Sydney’s sheltered Malabar Beach in February each year. Hosted by Rainbow Club the annual Malabar Magic is a featured event on the Ocean Swims calendar.

Family Carnival

The Family Carnival is where Rainbow Clubs meet, compete, have fun, and celebrate. Each year, Rainbow Club hosts this fun, family-friendly and inclusive event for members, siblings, teachers and friends.

Rainbow Connect

Rainbow Connect is a unique opportunity to meet with other Rainbow Clubs. This annual, one-day event is for members, staff, committees, and teachers to come together and connect, share, and learn.

Christmas in July

Our special event fundraising evening with dinner and entertainment. Held at the St George Leagues Club, join us at this relaxed and fun festive event, and help raise funds for Rainbow Club.

Aqua Awards

Every second year, Rainbow Club announces the prestigious Aqua Awards, recognising and honouring outstanding people and their wonderful achievements.

Train to Teach

This two-day intensive training and safety program is available for family and friends of Club members or teachers. Train to Teach and become a Rainbow Club swim teacher.

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!



Auburn, Bexley, Bondi, Campbelltown, Cherrybrook, Cronulla/Miranda, Five Dock, Glenmore Park, Holsworthy, Hornsby, Hurstville, Kurri Kurri, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lithgow, Liverpool, Maroubra, Mt Pritchard, Narellan, Newington/Stanmore, Northmead, Orange, Penrith, Revesby, Southern Highlands, Seven Hills, Sutherland, The Ponds, Toronto, Valentine, Villawood, Wahroonga, Warriewood, Warringah. See details