Life is for Living

Author(s): John Shackleton

Growing Older | Ageing Well

John Shackleton challenges anyone to live to 100, and to get there happily, healthy and full of zest to last another 100 years. Part autobiography, this top athlete discovered he was faster at the age of 50 than he had been years earlier during international championship swimming meets and trials for commonwealth games contention.


He personally looks a lot younger than his 50+ years, and has taken on fatherhood late in life (two sons aged 4 & 2), and loves to prove that life is indeed for living and enjoying and there's no room for excuses by anyone who thinks otherwise.

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John has achieved his sporting success late in life after realising that it was low self esteem that held him back in his youth. At the age of 50 John is swimming faster than he was as a teenager, when international sporting stardom was within his grasp. A huge inferiority complex consistently denied him the triumph his talent deserved but studying sports psychology helped him to overcome this.


John talks of his enlightening and exhilarating journey towards TOP international sporting achievement culminating in a top five placing in both the 100m & 400m Freestyle events at the 2000 World Masters Swimming Championships in Munich. It's a unique story about triumph over adversity and It has made him an unusual and sought after business coach. Today, it makes him a unique and powerful motivational speaker with a story borne out of life experience, not trite text book theory.

General Fields

  • : 9780958282628
  • : Maruki Books Ltd
  • : Maruki Books Ltd
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 110
  • : Fitness & diet; Elderly
  • : John Shackleton
  • : Paperback