Royal Commonwealth Pool 

The ‘Commie Pool’ reopened in 2012, following extensive refurbishment which saw the building stripped back to its original shell and rebuilt retaining all of the listed features, revitalising this magnificent light and airy venue.  

A top-notch gym, three fitness studios and three pools mean there's is plenty of choice in terms of getting active. From a casual dip in the pool to a fast-paced fitness class, birthday party, tea in cake in our cafe or a trip to Clambers for soft play, we have plenty of fun activities for all the family to enjoy as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Whether you love to hit the pool or tackle the squat rack, we've got a range of facilities you can use on your fitness journey.


Enjoy a host of aquatic activities and classes in our three pools – a 50m main pool with eight lanes, a 25m teaching pool and a 25m diving pool.

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Dive from the same board as Tom Daley! Our diving pool with springboards and platforms is open for public sessions as well as classes and courses.

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Fitness Classes

Our three fitness studios offer over 90 classes covering all categories from high energy, conditioning, dance, water-based to exercise for mind & body.

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Our largest gym, complete with a training area,70 pieces of equipment with treadmills, bikes, cross trainers and rowers, most with integrated TV screens and mp3 docks.

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Clambers Soft Play

An aquatic theme for kids to explore and designed so parents can supervise easily and children can play freely all within a securely gated area. 

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Not just for kids, choose from a wide range of sports coaching for children and adults too. 

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Open All Hours

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, spent your allowance? If you’re in S1-S6, Open All Hours could be the answer - come try out a gym or swim sessions.

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Birthday Parties

Our dedicated party room offers a variety of catering options. We can help make the party even more special by organising an adults’ sharing platter and coffee, cakes and hot rolls to be available within the party room! 

Party packages and catering available at Clambers:

Softplay Party (babies - 10 years)

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Disabled Use

We are proud to offer facilities for people with additional support needs. Our venues are as accessible as possible and display accessibility symbols.

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It's not all lengths and reps at the Commonwealth Pool. Take a look at what else you can use the venue for:

Cafe Refresh

Relax with a healthy snack after a workout in our comfortable Refresh cafe with free WiFi or 'grab and go' with tea, coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, sandwiches, soup and more. In a rush? You can pre-order on the way in and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up on your way out.

Meeting Room Hire

We've got spaces for everything from small informal meetings to seminars and team days. 

For more information, contact our bookings team on 0131 667 72111 or email us.

Sports Therapy

Our sports therapy room is equipped with massage table and adjoining bathroom/changing area. Appointments available during building opening hours for regular or one-off bookings.  

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We are currently recruiting swim teachers to join our swim teams across Edinburgh!

Whether you are looking for a part-time and full time post, you can find hours to suit you in venues across the city. 

Apart from fun and fulfillment we offer one of the best rewards packages in the business, including free membership to all of our centres. All of which makes this job something of a catch.   

If you are interested in joining our swim team or interested to find out more then just click here.

We are committed to reducing single use items at Edinburgh Leisure.

Bring a reusable cup to any Café Refresh and save 15p on any hot drink.

Our seasonal holiday camps are run by experienced leaders to help make the most of every child's day. Activities vary but kids will have huge fun taking part in games, sports, craft and drama. Keep the kids active and entertained and give yourself some peace of mind during the holidays.

Every day is packed full of games, sports, arts, crafts, drama, challenges and educational activities. – for just £151 per week. Daily bookings are also available for £36.50 per day.

Why not download our FREE mobile app. Booking fitness classes, courts and golf tee times has never been faster! Available now for Apple and Android devices.

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