European Diving Championships 2018

We're delighted to be hosting the European Diving Championships 2018 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool this summer.  However, this does mean that access to the building will be affected.

Important dates:

  • 28th July - 16th August - The building and car park are completely closed to all customers.
  • 17th August - The venue is fully open as normal.

You can keep active during this time at any of our other gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes across the city.  Please find your nearest alternative venue here.


The Royal Commonwealth gym will be closed from 6pm on Friday 27th July and will reopen on Friday 17th August. 

Fitness Classes

We have worked hard to relocate as many of our fitness classes as possible during this time.  Please click here to see the alternative fitness class timetable.

Our relocated classes are based in some of our other venues including Portobello High School, a 10 minute drive from the Royal Commonwealth Pool.  Please click here for more information on Portobello High School.

Our coaching will start slightly later after the school summer holidays, on Friday 17th August.  If your coaching class was due to start prior to Friday 17th August your Direct Debit will be amended to take into account the later start to the term.

We are opening Gracemount Leisure Centre from 05.30 Mondays to Fridays from the 23rd July to 16th August to allow you to continue early morning training during the championships.  The gym and swimming pool will be accessible from this time.

For more information on the European Championships 2018 please click here.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please keep an eye on this page for more information or speak to a member of our reception team who will be happy to help.

Travel by bus

Why not travel to us by bus? Lothian Buses is dedicated to delivering an outstanding customer experience offering a city-wide network with regular travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The buses that will service the Royal Commonwealth Pool are  2143033.