The Y NSW, part of the largest youth organisation in the world, and Rainbow Club, a network of social swimming clubs for children with disability, have formed a partnership to make swimming lessons more accessible for young people living with disability. It gives Rainbow Club access to 21 aquatic facilities managed by the Y throughout NSW and ACT which will significantly increase opportunities for young people with disability to access social swimming lessons in a fun and safe environment.

Swim the Rainbow is a program specifically designed to teach children with disability using structure, reward and progress where swimming goals are aligned to colours of the rainbow. Rainbow squad participants enjoy a weekly, one hour session led by a qualified competitive strokes teacher in a 20-25 metre pool. The squad sessions are age appropriate and for members of similar ability.

These Rainbow Club programs will complement the Y NSW SwimAbility program which teaches water safety and survival skills to children living with disability at selected aquatic facilities.

Rainbow Club is a registered NDIS provider with 45 clubs across the state. It holds a calendar of swimming events, including two annual carnivals and the Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim every February.

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