SCHOOL HOLIDAY POOL TIMETABLE: Monday 14 - Sunday 20 October

As always during the school holidays, we will be operating a changed pool timetable. Please check our online timetable for up-to-date details of public swim and dive times. All of our coached activities and other facilities will be operating as normal throughout.

Royal Commonwealth Pool 

Monday 14th – Sunday 20th October: As always during the school holidays, we will be operating a changed pool timetable. Please check our online timetable for up-to-date details of public swim and dive times.

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 aquatic activities and coaching in our 3 pools – a 50m main pool with eight lanes, a 25m teaching pool & 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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Choose from a wide range of sports coaching for children and adults, too. Browse from courses in gymnastics, dance, swimming, diving and more. 

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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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Full Fitness

Our full fitness membership gives you the flexibility to use our gyms, fitness classes and swimming pools at 14 venues throughout the city.

Up to £52.00 Per Month

Gym Only

If you only want to use the gym and are only interested in using one venue then this membership is perfect for you, simply choose the venue that suits you best.

Up to £31.00 Per Month

Fitness Class Only

If you only want to join in the fitness classes at your local venue then this is the membership for you, simply choose the venue that suits you best.

Up to £35.00 Per Month

Swim Only

Make a splash with our swim only memberships, with 10 pools across the city there is no shortage of places for you to practice your strokes. Leith Victoria's pool is closed for refurbishment until February 2020, but the rest of the venue remains open.

Up to £35.00 Per Month

7 Day Pass

Get unlimited access to gyms, pools and over 700 fitness classes across the city for 7 days. Your pass will start from the day you sign up and run for 7 consecutive days. PLEASE NOTE: fitness class bookings are subject to booking and cancellation terms. See terms and conditions page for details.


10 For 8 Fitness

Buy 8 visits and get 2 free. You can take all year to use up your visits.


10 For 8 Swim+

Get 10 swim visits for the price of 8 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.


Discount Cards

The Discount Card offers money off a wide range of pay-and-play activities.


Loyalty Card

If you prefer to pay and play you can now pick up an Edinburgh Leisure Loyalty Card which allows you to collect points on a range of activities. These points can then be converted to free visits, making it even easier to stay active. Please note: the Loyalty Card cannot be used in conjunction with any other Edinburgh Leisure card or membership. Terms & conditions apply. Speak to a member of staff for full details.

Up to £0.00 Per Month

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.

Looking for reliable and fun holiday activities for the kids during the October holidays?

The October school holidays are just around the corner and if you're still looking for a way to keep the kids busy you'll love the biggest holiday club in town! 

Holiday Club runs from the 14th to 18th October (9am to 5pm) – with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm – perfect for working parents!

Every day is packed full of games, sports, arts, crafts, drama, challenges and educational activities.

To find out more or see our FAQs – CLICK HERE 

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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