If you have a stoma and are interested in swimming, you will need special equipment and training so that you don't get water in your lungs! 

You will need the help of the staff of your local swimming pool. They must have training in helping someone with breathing difficulties who has a tracheostomy or laryngectomy.

For more information contact the National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC), who have put together this helpful leaflet: 'Swimming after Laryngectomy'

If you can't swim any more to keep fit there are plenty of things you can still do! There are so many different types of sport and activities to try. It may open up a whole new world to you in the form of friendships, opportunities and experiences. It may even uncover your hidden talents! 

Please visit the Cancer Research website for further information about life with a stoma.