Helping Children with a disability learn to swim.

Our fifteen clubs in NSW provide swimming lessons for children with a disability. They operate during the four school terms and, thanks to many generous supporters and fundraisers, all lessons are both individualized and heavily subsidised.

At Rainbow Club, we believe that learning to swim is a right for all children, including those with a disability, and we recognise that concentrated and individual focus helps those with a disability acquire the skills needed to stay safe in an aquatic environment.

Will’s Story

Will is 11 years old, is a twin to his brother Tom and has Autism Spectrum. Will has a happy and outgoing nature, he loves swimming, in particular swimming in the ocean.

One of the goals for Will and his family is for to him to swim the Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim in the future.

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Emily’s Story

A mainstream class didn’t suit a child like Emily. Her concentration was lacking and the ability to learn strokes wasn’t there.

Since moving to the Rainbow Club lessons, it has been amazing to see the development in Emily’s swimming ability, with how far she has come in such a short period of time.

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Christopher’s Story

For three weeks he was chased around the pool, the instructor was trying to get him into the water.

To the instructor’s credit, she persevered with him, got him into the water and now he loves to swim.

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  • Austswim Award for Cherrybrook Lead Instructor

    October 2015

    Congratulations to Jackie Cole from Cherrybrook Rainbow Club who was recently awarded the NSW Austswim Access and Inclusion award.   Cherrybrook is one of our biggest Rainbow Clubs with 44 members meeting

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