Swimming Sessions

Whether you just want to dive in or have fun with your family, we have a session for you in one of our 12 pools across Edinburgh. 

Jump into the city's only 50-metre pool, or take your pick from 11 others. Relax in our Saunas and Steam Rooms or visit Edinburgh's last remaining Victorian Turkish Baths.

For full details of our different swimming pools and what they have to offer see here.

Please see our swimming adult to child ratios here.

Lane Swim

Enjoy lane swimming sessions across Edinburgh. Our pools split into different lanes at the lifeguard's discretion. 

You must be able to swim full lengths for these sessions. 

No requirement to book - just drop in.

Casual Swim

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 areas.

No requirement to book - just drop in.

Relaxed Swim

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.

Starting 1 June, we are removing bookings for Relaxed Swim so you can just drop in for your preferred session. Find our more here.

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Swim Classes

If you’re looking to develop your stroke technique and improve your fitness in the swimming pool, take a look at our range of swim fitness classes here.

We offer Skills and Drills, Powerswim and Masters classes, catering for a range of abilities.

All three classes are included with a Swim or Fitness Class membership

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1-2-1 Coaching Lessons

Open to all ages and abilities our team will help you reach your goals quicker with our 1-2-1 swim and dive lessons.

Whether it's building confidence or perfecting your technique our team can help.

25 minute or 50 minute sessions are available to book.

See more information here.

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Family Fun Swim Sessions

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. You can see our adult to child ratios for family swim here.

Starting 1 June, we are removing bookings for Family Fun Swim so you can just drop in for your preferred session. The exceptions are Gracemount Leisure Centre and Balerno High School - find our more here.

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Relax - Saunas, Steam Rooms and Turkish Baths

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 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!

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Women Only Swim Sessions

Leith Victoria Swim Centre offers Women-Only casual swimming sessions. These sessions are on every Saturday 3pm-4pm

The casual sessions are pre-book only and you must book online at the link or via our mobile app for Android or iOS.

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Unlike our other pools, booking is still required for lane and casual swimming at Balerno High School at this time. Find more information at Balerno High School.



Join us for an action-packed summer filled with sports, fun and learning!

We have a wide programme of full and short day camps / coaching lessons running across Edinburgh. Our summer coaching lessons are perfect for trying out something new before signing up to our main coaching programme in August.

Over summer holidays, we offer Swim Camps and Coaching Lessons at:

  • Ainslie Park Leisure Centre
  • Drumbrae Leisure Centre
  • Gracemount Leisure Centre
  • Leith Victoria Swim Centre
  • Portobello Swim Centre
  • The Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Warrender Swim Centre


Swimming Pool Venues

Choose a venue from the dropdown below to see what sessions are available at your local pool

We have unlocked our activity specific memberships to provide maximum value and flexibility to our members.

Join Edinburgh Leisure and access all of our 12 pools across the city. Plus access to our swim classes, spa facilities and the Turkish Baths at Portobello.

Or upgrade to our most popular package Full Fitness and include all our Gyms and Fitness Classes at every venue.  

Find out your options and sign up at the link below. 


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.