Is swimming a good cure for ADHD?
My son took to the water like a fish.
He never had a fear of it.
Obviously, when he was little this was very scary.
So I enrolled him in Infant Swim Research classes.
He learned to hold his breath and float immediately.
Soon after, he was swimming in the deep end under water. (with me close by)
People have always commented on his swimming.
People have also always commented on his boundless energy.
My son has ADHD.
In PsychologyToday.com :
“ADHD kids do better with individual oriented sports like swimming, track or even tennis.”
To read more go here.
ADHD is a life long disorder and can make schooling very difficult in the early years.
Swimming is something that he does well and he knows it.
It is important for him to feel confident in one area of his life since he struggles with the rigid rules of elementary school.
Once a child with ADHD finds their niche the ability they have to hyper focus and their boundless energy give them the potential to do great things.
I doubt my son is going to be the next Michael Phelp’s but for now swimming is our choice of treatment for my sons boundless energy.
If you are a swim coach there are great guidelines for coaching a child who has ADHD.
Go here to see it.
So this mom says yes.
Swimming is our treatment for a great kid who has ADHD.
( please note my son did have a formal diagnosis and takes Guanfacine because he cannot attend school without it.)