Sunday 7 February 2016 is the date of this year's Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic ocean swimming event.
One of our Committee of Management members, Deborah Trevan-Catling, is an entrant in one of the divisions and has dedicated her swim to supporting ADDults with ADHD through her supporter page.
Many individuals with ADHD find that sport, exercise and physical activity like swimming, cycling, jogging and walking help them manage their ADHD. Appropriate exercise and sport are generally good for our health and wellbeing. Many find physical activity also helps increase self-esteem and general satisfaction with life. Research has demonstrated that physical activity can reduce impulsivity, intrusive (distracting) thoughts and anxiety.
The Cole Classic swim event is just one of several events throughout 2016 that offers opportunities for individuals to participate in healthy activity as well as supporting donations for ADDults with ADHD. Across the year the ADDults with ADHD news page will highlight events that might be of interest to its members and the ADHD community. If you are interested in participating in Team ADHD during 2016 in a swim event, the City2Surf or a similar event to help raise funds for ADDults with ADHD please contact us.
The Cole Classic this weekend is one way that you can support the work of ADDults with ADHD by a donation through our Everyday Hero donation page.
Alternatively you can go to the general donations page on this website.
A New Zealand study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry (1) questions the current assumption that all adults with ADHD can point to evidence or diagnosis of ADHD as a child. The diagnostic manual (DSM 5) specifies a requirement of onset before the age of 12 years.