"Is swimming a good athletic option for ADHD children?"
ADDitude magazine recently interviewed parents, children, gym teachers, counselors and coaches to determine which sports are best for ADHD kids. They ranked the sports according to the following criteria:
Opportunities for distraction
Level of physical contact
Complexity of rules/strategies
Use of gross motor skills
Swimming and diving were highly recommended for children with ADHD and learning disabilities that affect organization, spatial awareness and difficulty with game concepts and strategies. Exercise creates a sense of well-being, something crucial to all those coping with ADHD. Kudos to you for advocating, not only for your child, but the many others who will benefit from a junior high swimming program. Keep up the good work!