DIVE POOL CLOSURE - SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

The dive pool will be closed between 14.00 and 17.00, and the public dive session at these times will therefore be cancelled. Supervised public diving will be available as normal between 13.00 and 14.00, and all other facilities will be open throughout the day. See pool programme for further details. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Welcome to Edinburgh's only public 50 metre pool...and so much more.  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 or Clambers softplay, we have plenty of fun activities for all the family to enjoy as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. 



Swim

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

Download Pool Timetable

Dive

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

Download Pool Timetable

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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Gym

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

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Clambers Softplay

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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Coaching

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

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Looking for reliable and fun holiday childcare? You and your children will love the biggest Holiday Club in town!

Previously known as 'Activator', Holiday Club runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm during the main school holidays - with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm - perfect for working parents.

Book now for Easter and save 10% on weekly bookings!



Venue Opening Hours

Monday 05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday 05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday 05:30 - 22:00
Thursday 05:30 - 22:00
Friday 05:30 - 22:00
Saturday 05:30 - 20:00
Sunday 07:30 - 20:00
Monday 05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday 05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday 05:30 - 22:00
Thursday 05:30 - 22:00
Friday 05:30 - 22:00
Saturday 05:30 - 20:00
Sunday 07:30 - 20:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00
Saturday 07:30 - 18:00
Sunday 08:30 - 18:00

Please note our public swimming times differ from building opening times, particularly at the weekend. Check the pool timetable PDF above for info. Our pools, café and Clambers softplay are all closed 09.00 - 10.00 on Wednesdays for staff training.

Opening hours for specific activities may differ from venue opening.

Keep at eye out for events happening at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Some of these events may affect access to our facilities.







Full Fitness

Our full fitness membership gives you the flexibility to use our gyms, fitness classes and swimming pools at 16 venues throughout the city.

Up to £49.90 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 £29.90 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 £33.70 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.

Up to £33.70 Per Month

7 Day Pass

Get unlimited access to gyms, pools and over 700 fitness classes across the city for 7 days.

£20.00

10 For 8 Fitness

Buy 8 visits and get 2 free from us whether you're buying gym visits, fitness classes or swim visits. You can take all year to use up your visits.

£57.60

10 For 8 Swim+

Buy 8 visits and get 2 free from us whether you're buying gym visits, fitness classes or swim visits. You can take all year to use up your visits.

£48.00

Discount Cards

The Discount Card gives up to a 25% reduction (or more) on many pay-and-play activities, such as swimming, gym, fitness classes, and badminton courts. It also lets you book classes or courts 8 days in advance.

£29.90

Swim
Swim
Non Card Holder £6.00
Discount Card Holder £4.50
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £3.60
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £3.00
Under 5 Swim
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder FREE
75+ Swim or Shower
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder FREE
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder  
Family Swim (2 Adults & up to 4 Children)
Non Card Holder £15.00
Discount Card Holder £11.25
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £11.25
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder  
Family Swim (2 Adults & up to 4 Under 5's)
Non Card Holder £9.00
Discount Card Holder £6.75
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £6.75
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder  
Shower
Non Card Holder £1.70
Discount Card Holder £1.70
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £1.70
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £1.70
Fitness Class
Fitness/Gym Based Class (30min)
Non Card Holder £4.40
Discount Card Holder £3.30
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £2.70
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £2.20
Fitness/Gym Based Class (60min)
Non Card Holder £7.20
Discount Card Holder £5.40
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £4.40
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £3.60
Gym
Gym (including swim)
Non Card Holder £7.20
Discount Card Holder £5.40
Concessionary Discount Card Holder £4.40
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £3.60
N.R.G. Zone Class (S1 - S5)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £3.60
Softplay
Softplay 0-6 months
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder FREE
Softplay 6 - 12 months (60 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £1.50
Softplay 6 - 12 months (90 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £2.00
Softplay 1 - 2 years (60 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £3.50
Softplay 1 - 2 years (90 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £5.00
Softplay 3 years+ (60 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £5.50
Softplay 3 years+ (90 mins)
Non Card Holder  
Discount Card Holder  
Concessionary Discount Card Holder  
Junior/Disability Discount Card Holder £7.00

Prices correct as at 1st January 2017



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.

Relax in 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.We offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, healthy eating options and sweet treats with scones, cakes and biscuits. For breakfast (until 12noon) choose from cereal, fruit or hot filled rolls, and for lunch (11am to 6pm) your taste buds will be tickled by light bites such as home-made soups, nachos, baked potatoes, filled paninis and baguettes. We also offer a hot ‘dish of the day’ (12noon to 3pm) with favourites like lasagne, macaroni or chilli. 


Refresh also provides catering for children’s birthday parties at the Commie with healthy drinks and snacks.

Meetings

A unique venue with two meeting rooms overlooking our main pool and diving area makes this a distinctly different destination for business, whether you’re holding a small informal meeting, seminar or team building day.

Meeting room 1 (55ft x 13ft) and meeting room 2 (46ft x 13ft) can accommodate between 25 to 40 delegates each (and can be combined into one larger room for bigger groups). . Rooms are temperature controlled with natural light, free wifi, disabled access and with catering options available.  Laptops and projectors are available on request.

For more information, please contact our bookings team on t: 0131 667 7211 (option 4) 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.  Email us for more information.

We offer the largest swimming lesson programme in Edinburgh and with three pools, one of which is the only 50 metre pool in the city and can be split into two 25 metre pools when needed, we have plenty of space for everyone to learn and develop.

Whether you’re starting out, brushing up or looking to perfect your technique, our team are on hand to help you progress and make sure you enjoy your time in the water.

We also offer Highland Dance classes and adult diving classes suitable for beginner with no prior diving experience all the way through to masters. 

We have a coaching programme packed full of swimming lessons, diving lessons and gymnastics coaching all there to help develop the skills you need to a achieve a healthy active life, all delivered in a safe and knowledgeable way.

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.




Hydrospin is a class combining the dynamism of indoor studio cycling with the benefits of water based exercise - you will leave sessions feeling invigorated and energized, having had a total body workout! Class times include 15 minutes preparation time and 45 minutes in the water. Classes run throughout the week, use the search at the top of the page to find a time that suits you.




Facilities

We offer three multi-activity pools and a diving area with springboards, platform and the largest swimming lesson programme in Edinburgh.

Our modern, hi-spec gym offers plenty of training space and we have over 90 fitness classes per week from classic to the latest trends.

For children, Clambers Softplay has a new and an improved water-themed area with an adjoining party room.

  • Three swimming pools (50 metre, 25 metre and diving)
  • Dry dive area
  • Gym
  • Fitness studios
  • Clambers Softplay
  • Sports therapy
  • Meeting space
  • Refresh cafe
Accessibility:


Find Us

On the south side of Edinburgh, sitting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat on Dalkeith Road.

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB
  • 0131 667 7211
  • info.rcp@edinburghleisure.co.uk

 

  •   By Bus: Frequent services by Lothian Buses 2, 14, 30, 33 and 48 with stops nearby.
  •   By Bike: Use the Edinburgh CycleStreets Journey Planner for direct and scenic route options.
  •   By Car: We have a large customer car park to the rear of the building with and an additional small disabled and parent & child car park with ramp access to the building.
  •   On Foot: Burn calories on the way. Visit Walkit Edinburgh, enter the postcode or street name of where you're walking from and you will be given an estimated walking time.


Birthday Parties

We offer a variety of birthday party packages in Clambers. Our highly skilled and experienced party hosts will take the pressure off and help you organise everything from start to finish. 

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)
  • Toddlers Party (1 to 4 years)

If you’re looking for a fun filled party for a minimum of 12 children our team would be delighted to help you with any questions. 

For more information download our  Birthday Brochure PDF and when you're ready to book then complete our enquiry form.