Reporter J White
Nantwich Pool was officially reopened on Saturday 15th March 2014 after a £1.4 million redevelopment.
There were speeches from Councillor Janet Clowes (Cheshire East Council) and Keith Pickton (Leisure Facilities Manager, Cheshire East Council), and an inspiring talk by special guest Joe Townsend. Joe cut the ribbon to officially open the new Centre and gave a demonstration of the new Matrix Fitness equipment (www.matrixfitness.co.uk). Joe is a Royal Marines Commando who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan and is now a member of the British Paratriathlon squad, an endurance athlete, a qualified personal trainer and is also studying a strength and conditioning science BSc.
The refurbished centre features a new bigger Everybody Fitness Suite with the latest Matrix Fitness equipment, a new multi-purpose fitness studio and meeting/training room, improved changing facilities including a family changing area, and improvements to the reception area including better access. Nantwich indoor pool officially opened in 1976, so to celebrate it’s relaunch all swims and classes were the original price of 10p for the day.
There were also numerous local exhibitors showcasing their expertise including UK Triathlon Events, Nantwich Museum, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau, CTC Healthcare, Healthwatch Cheshire East, CVS Cheshire East, and The Royal Life Saving Society UK.