Whether you're looking to swim alone or with your family, we have bookable sessions running in our pools across Edinburgh.
Join Edinburgh Leisure and access any or all of our 12 swimming venues across the city. Find a membership option that suits you. Simply choose a pool below.
Whether you are looking for week long 9am - 5pm holiday clubs, with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm, or just to keep the kids active and learn a new skill for a few hours each day, we have you covered. Take a look here to find out more or book now!
It's not just a pool - it's my happy place.
"The swimming pool is my happy place, I'm so glad to be back."
Judy is a customer using our swimming pools at Gracemount Leisure Centre and the Commie. Yes, it's about keeping physically fit but swimming keeps you mentally fit too. You can completely escape in the water, and there's that feel good feeling afterwards too.
Listen to Judy's story about getting back to her happy place.
Funding from Swim England has enabled Edinburgh Leisure’s Royal Commonwealth Pool to install ‘a Poolpod’, a submersible lift, creating inclusive swimming environments for people with long-term health conditions, disabilities, and rehabilitation needs.
Replacing the 'Pool Hoist' customers will be able to use a wristband to operate the pod. Please speak to the reception desk at the venue for more information.
Whether you are dipping in for your weekly swim or looking to improve your skills in the water - we have a range of adult swim sessions for you.
We are starting to introduce casual swimming sessions into our pools from 23rd May. You can see when these sessions are running on our online timetables and individuals will be able to book online or on the app. We do have some sessions which are 'Deep Water Only' for which you must be able to swim 25m unaided.
We recommend that families continue to use our Family Fun Swim sessions. The online booking for these sessions has been designed to enable families to book together. Unfortunately families cannot book into our casual swim sessions online in the same way.
If you would like to take your family to a casual swim session you can speak to a member of the team in our venues about booking your family in. Also families or individuals can drop into any of our casual swim sessions if there is space available. You can see how many spaces are free on our app before you leave on your journey. Click here for more information on our casual swim sessions
Enjoy 55 minute lane swimming sessions across Edinburgh. Our pools split into different lanes at the lifeguard's discretion.
You must be able to swim full lengths continuously to access our lane swimming sessions.
Lane swimming isn't for everyone.
Our adult only relaxed sessions are split across the width of the pool for shorter lengths. Or if you don't want to swim widths two areas will be open to just enjoy the water.
Open to all, our casual swim sessions mean you can enjoy the water however you wish.
Have fun and play in the open water or if there are lanes available, feel free to move between the two sections at your pleasure
Hone your skills in the water with our 1-2-1 swim and dive lessons.
Whether you are looking to build confidence in the pool or perfect your technique our enthusiastic team will help guide, support and encourage you to achieve your goals - fast. Our lessons are open to all ages and abilities, although the swim 1-2-1 session times are more suitable for adults.
Prices are £20 for a 25 minute session or £40 for 50 minutes. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance (or 8 days in advance if you have a membership card). Book via our App, or click here to book online.
Make a splash with all the family in these 55 minute open-water sessions. With floats, sinkers and toys available it’s great fun for children and grown-ups alike.
Pre-book to guarantee your spaces. Drop in available.
Under 5 - One adult to one child with or without armbands or one adult to two children with armbands
5 to 8 years old - One adult to two children with or without armbands
Mixed ages - One adult to one under 5 and one 5 to 8 years old if the under 5 is wearing armbands
If you're child loves the water check out our variety of swim sessions just for kids. There's something for all ages!
For these junior-only sessions we will be removing all the lanes and giving you more freedom in the pool! It’s a great chance to meet up with friends and have some fun without the need to swim lengths. We are running the 45-minute sessions at two pools. If you have a Junior Membership, it’s all included! The non-member price is £2.85 per child.
Book online or via ‘Swim Bookings’ on the app. Bookings open 4 days in advance at 9pm for Swim Members and 3 days in advance at 9pm for non-members.
Adults can book these sessions on behalf of children using their own membership or pay-as-you-go account. Not sure of your member ID or not already set up an account? Click Here.
Looking for something a little less strenuous or to soothe your muscles after a workout? Or just a place to unwind? Taking some regular time out can improve your mental and physical wellbeing. The gentle moist heat in our spa facilities will relax your mind and body which can have a beneficial effect on your sleep and help to alleviate any aches and pains. There are lots of options across Edinburgh!
Sauna and Steam Room: Ainslie Park Leisure Centre, Glenogle Swim Centre, Leith Victoria Swim Centre
Sauna: Dalry Swim Centre, Drumbrae Leisure Centre, Gracemount Leisure Centre and Warrender Swim Centre
Steam Room and Turkish Bath: Portobello Swim Centre
You cannot pre-book your sauna/steam room session before arriving, it can only be purchased in venue. Once you arrive at the venue you can use the kiosk in your venue’s reception to purchase your slot in the sauna/steam room. If there are no kiosks, our Welcome Hosts can help. Once purchased, you can get a wristband from the Welcome Host at reception and enjoy.
Select monthly Membership options provide free access to all our saunas, steam rooms and Turkish Baths
The ultimate in relaxation therapy. Our authentic, original Victorian-designed Turkish Baths are the last of their kind in Edinburgh. Portobello Swim Centre offers a totally unique experience and the perfect way to relax after a hard workout, or simply to de-stress from the pressures of modern life.
All Turkish Bath sessions require pre-booking, which can be done as a member or PAYG.
We are proud to run a wide range of teaching, coaching, lifesaving, first aid and professional qualification courses. All are taught by highly skilled and motivated tutors. See what courses we have running below.