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Ireland disABILITY Development Weeks

Therapy Weeks in Ireland


Ireland disABILITY Development weeks are part of our outreach satellite programme where our team travel to bring clients top-up or 5 day development sessions. The sessions are due to take place in Hotel Minella in Clonmel Co. Tipperary and Maldron Hotel, Limerick in 2023. Our team and most of the clients and families stay on site for the duration of programme.



Please note:

Friday 14th January – Tuesday 18th January 2022 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – SOLD OUT

Friday 28th January – Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Club Minella, Clonmel – SOLD OUT

Friday 18th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2022 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – SOLD OUT

Friday 30th September – Tuesday 4th October 2022 – Club Minella, Clonmel – SOLD OUT

Friday 9th December – Tuesday 13th December 2022 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – SOLD OUT


Friday 13th January – 17th January 2023 – Club Minella, Clonmel – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 20th January – 24th January 2023 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 17th March – Tuesday 21nd March 2023 – Club Minella, Clonmel – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 30th June – 4th July 2023 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 29th September – Tuesday 3rd October 2023 – Club Minella, Clonmel – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 6th October – 10th October 2023 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 1st December – 5th December 2023 – Maldron Hotel, Limerick – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

Friday 8th December – Tuesday 12th December 2023 – Club Minella, Clonmel – BOOKINGS OPEN 06.01.2022

The team working behind the scenes for our Ireland disABILITY DEVELOPMENT weeks is quite extensive. Once you have selected the dates that you wish to join us that’s when the planning begins.

Once your place is confirmed you will be assigned a key contact. Your key contact will be responsible for all of your questions, communication and queries prior to the training week. You will have access to your very own account to communicate with us which will help us to create a very unique training programme just for you.

How do the weeks normally work?

To give you the best possible experience during our visit we will be asking for information from many different areas including, but not limited to, daily routines, consultants and other professional practitioners who work and facilitate programmes with the client, carers and additional support requirements.

Once we have all this information, our team will meet to discuss options of how best to assist you during the week. A programme will be devised and reviewed to ensure we meet the requirements of each and every client. You will also be a key part of this to ensure we meet your needs.


You will be allocated two sessions per day one being in the pool and one being on land. Sessions are scheduled based on centre availability. Here is an example schedule to give you an idea of how each day is structured around the 2 therapy sessions ( Click Here ). All equipment will be brought to the sessions by our team. Due to facility usage restrictions we will have to allocate times for sessions based on availability and therefore typically one hour in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

Strength, conditioning, relaxation on dry land and also in the water!

Our team will be working side by side to deliver a full programme for you. Whilst every client´s needs are individual our goal is not. We make sure every last detail is covered prior to our arrival.

What does a typical therapy week offer? 

A typical week would be 5 days of therapy including one dry land training with our Disability specific Strength and Conditioning Coach/Physio. Using the latest techniques, adapting activities, games and tasks to enhance and benefit of the aquatic therapy offered whilst transferring these skills to day to day activities.

Once a booking has been made you will be contacted closer to our visit by our team who will gain further information to help devise a training programme specific to your needs. Each and every client has a specific set of goals, abilities and skill sets, this will be used along with our unique approach to “getting the job done” through play and our “Box Theory” therapy.

Each week our team sit down, usually in a palm tree lined location with the sun beating down on our heads to discuss the up coming weeks. We work with you to plan the week, each week is specific and no one client has the same set of exercises or personality, this may dictate timings of sessions or conducted around timings of feeding and other medical requirements.

Manual development, strength, stability and core engagement all form part of the box theory and at the end of the training week you will be able to leave, armed with all the information, including exercises that we have worked on. This way, we can continually work with you once returning home to further improve from the success gained throughout the development week.

Aquatic based sessions are provided through the team overseen by our Paediatric Disability Consultant who will devise and lead the programme which will combine both aquatic and land based therapy in order for the sessions to flow together enhancing and complimenting each other.

We may need to receive reports from your home based therapists including: OT, Physio, Hydro and S&C coaches all of these will be used to make the programme as specific to your needs and requirements.

How do bookings work?  

Bookings for Ireland require full payment for services to be paid within 72 hours of issue. Failure to pay for a booking which you have made will result in your space being cancelled and offered to another family. You will also not be able to make any future bookings with Swim Lab International.

Upon completion of a booking a lot of work goes on in the background which you don’t get to see. Logistics of staffing, movement of other bookings and services we provide in Lanzarote on a weekly basis and facilities payments are also required in advance along with the planning of the weeks themselves.

We can only take a limited number of bookings (15 per disABILITY Development week) and due to the nature of the services that we offer and our staff needing to take a specific amount of “non direct client contact time” scheduled monthly which is calculated in advance to make sure we give you the highest level of service throughout your week. The complexities and logistics of such weeks require a whole team to make sure that your week runs smoothly and is why our clients continue to make repeat bookings.

The cost for the week for coaching includes all staffing, pre and post visit contact and planning. Minimum age for booking: 3 years.

Accommodation, food, use of facilities for yourself/family are not included and may be booked separately.

Please see individual dates for specific location in Ireland.

Republic of Ireland disABILITY Development Weeks



Friday 13 January 2023, Friday 17 March 2023, Friday 29 September 2023, Friday 8 December 2023, Friday 20 January 2023, Friday 30 June 2023, Friday 6 October 2023, Friday 1 December 2023


January 2023, March 2023, June 2023, September 2023, October 2023, December 2023

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