Swimming at Goldfish Swim School is always a GOLDEN experience – even for kids with ADHD! Here are 7 Ways Swimming Lessons at Goldfish Swim School Help Kids with ADHD:
1. Fewer distractions.
Sports have long been touted by parents as a way to help kids build teamwork skills, socialization, strength, coordination and more – but when your child has ADHD, all the goings-on of a typical team sporting event can cause more distractions and increase their difficulty to focus. With swimming, kids with ADHD have less outside stimuli and are better able to stay on task – and they’re still able to achieve all the benefits that a sport like swimming provides.
2. Small class ratio.
At Goldfish Swim School, we cap the class sizes at four children. That means your child will receive more individualized attention (just another part of our WOW! customer service) and more time to practice those swim skills in the water! (Check out the different levels Goldfish Swim School offers kids ages 4 months and older!).
3. Clear direction.
When a child has ADHD, he or she often benefits from clear direction and linear outlines of what to do. What better way to stay on task than to swim along a lane to the end! With swimming, there’s no “if X happens then you do Y, but if Z happens you do A” to confuse or distract from the desired actions your child should be taking.
4. Ability to see progress.
It can be difficult to keep a child with ADHD on task – but since our instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to teach kids to swim, your child will be interested in accomplishing what he or she has set out to do after seeing extraordinary results week after week. The continued progress helps kids want to stick with the task at hand. Plus, we celebrate with award ribbons for even more impact!
5. It teaches waiting your turn.
Patience is a virtue learned many ways, one of which is by waiting for your turn. Standing in line at the grocery store may not be easy for kids, but getting used to waiting a turn or two to be next in swim class can help. The waiting to swim – something fun – builds up the “tolerance” for waiting at other places that may not be so fun.
6. It’s competitive – in a good way.
Swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School allow your child to be competitive in a non-threatening way. Your young swimmer will work hard to try to advance the next level, try and master a new swim skill, and, on the Goldfish Swim Team, compete against others – on a no-pressure swim team.
7. It’s a safe way to release energy.
Kids seem to have endless amounts of energy to burn, and that’s no different for kids with ADHD. It can be tiresome to find ways for kids so safely use up their energy, but swimming is a productive way to do so. Plus, by taking swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School, your child will learn the things all kids should know how to do in the water and you can rest assured, as a parent, that your child will have learned a lifelong skill.
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Goldfish Swim School helps kids with special needs learn to swim, and that includes kids who may be easily distracted from ADHD. Find a Goldfish Swim School location near you and sign up today and see for yourself the 7 Ways Swimming Lessons at Goldfish Swim School Help Kids with ADHD.