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I was just watching a segment on Fox News about the great Olympian of all time, USA star, Michael Phelps.  Apparently, when Michael was a youngster, he struggled with ADHD in a big way, and his first swimming teacher recalls him being “benched” by lifeguards on a pretty regular basis.  🙂  He hated taking the medication for it, so he was able to channel that energy and struggle into the pool.  Having a weakness made him a tremendous athlete, and I have to say this is one of the best success stories I’ve ever heard.

Did his ADHD go away?  No, but his focus keeps it under control.  I can understand that, because as a swimmer myself, I have found that being in the pool on a regular basis really helps me defeat depression.

What helps you?


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