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Digital Subscriptions > Outdoor Swimmer > August > HOW TO HAVE A FULL AND SATISFYING LIFE WITH CANCER


Since being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, Total Immersion founder and longtime Outdoor Swimmer contributor Terry Laughlin has refused to be a passive patient. Instead he is finding his ‘illness-free zone’ in the open water


Terry Laughlin is founder and head coach of Total Immersion and winner of six national masters championships since turning 55. The Total Immersion 2.0 Freestyle Mastery Self-Coaching Course teaches ‘Expert’ Pacing/Tempo Training and three other Mastery skills for freestyle.

On 19 October 2015, I completed one of my best marathon swims – a strong 10-miler in 18 degrees Celsius water from Corsica to Sardinia with two friends. Our time of 4 hours 30 minutes included feed stops every 30 minutes. My training – a demanding uphill mountain bike trail ride to a lake atop the Shawangunk Ridge, followed immediately by a brisk 2-mile lake swim, usually completed in under 55 minutes – had indicated that, at 64, my fitness was as good as at any time in my adult life.

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Meeting our readers at events and swims over the summer, I have been struck by how you are never too old (or young) to have a swimming adventure. I hope that the inspiring stories between these covers inspire you to take on your own swimming challenges. In this issue we look at how you can improve your pacing by taking your training outside, long-term contributor Terry Laughlin writes powerfully about how he has kept swimming through his cancer treatment, we meet ultra swimming legend Jaimie Monahan and Becky Horsbrugh’s 80-year-old mum proves that it is never too late to take to the open water. Plus, a new wildlife column, nutrition, training, wild swimming and swimrun wetsuits and event reviews. It’s another bumper issue! Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor