Joe Townsend


Ex Marine and Military Speaker, Joe Townsend reopens new-look £1.4m Nantwich Pool


Nantwich Pool has been officially reopened after its £1.4 million redevelopment.

And special guest Joe Townsend, a former Marine who lost both legs while on service in Afghanistan, gave an inspiring talk at the re-opening.

Joe cut the ribbon to officially open the new centre and gave a demonstration of the new Matrix Fitness equipment.

The former Royal Marines Commando 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.

There were also speeches from Cllr Janet Clowes and Keith Pickton, leisure facilities manager at Cheshire East Council.

The refurbished centre features a new bigger "Everybody Fitness Suite", 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. To celebrate its relaunch, all swims and classes were offered at the original price of 10p for the day.

There were also numerous exhibitors 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.

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