Pool Pod & Hoist - UPDATE

We are sorry to advise our customers that although our pool pod has been repaired, this can only be used for access to the main pool at present. Our pool hoist is not operational so unfortunately we are unable to facilitate assisted access into the teaching and dive pools. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, we will update you as soon as possible.

ALL POOLS & STUDIO 3 CLOSED: Friday 8 - Sunday 10 December

We are hosting the Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships on the above dates and all pools and Studio 3 are closed throughout. Friday's Jump & Dive class is unaffected but all other coaching (swim, dive, and gymnastics/gymnippers) is cancelled. A limited dive squad (dry land) programme will run. There will be some minor changes to the fitness class timetable in Studio 3; please check the app or online timetable for more details. Our other facilities will operate as normal, however please be aware the car park will be very busy all weekend. Apologies for any inconvenience.

DIVE POOL CLOSURE: Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 December inclusive

We are delighted to be hosting the Scottish National & Open Diving Championships on these dates, however the dive pool and dry land facility will be closed throughout. All diving lessons, including Friday's Jump & Dive class; and all dive squad sessions will be cancelled along with other activities normally taking place in these areas. The main and teaching pools, as well as all other lessons and facilities, will operate as normal but please be aware the car park will be very busy. Apologies for any inconvenience.

DIVE POOL CLOSURES: Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 December

In preparation for an event the dive pool will be closed at the following times: Monday 11th (1345-1430), Tuesday 12th (0700 - 1200 & 1400 - 1600) and Wednesday 13th December (0800 - 1200 & 1400 - 1600). Please visit https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/venues/royal-commonwealth-pool/events for full details of the impact of these closures. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Now over 50 years old, the Royal Commonwealth Pool is among Scotland’s most iconic leisure centres. Delivering a host of swimming and diving events, the Commonwealth Pool was built in 1970 to host the Commonwealth Games then again in 1986 and 2014, it is the only venue to host three Commonwealth Games events. Additionally, the FINA World Series and European Championships were held in 2013 and 2018 respectively to showcase the best aquatics from around the world. And following a 3-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the New Years Day Triathlon returned in 2023 for it's 26th year. 

The Commonwealth Pool plays an integral role in keeping Edinburgh active on a daily basis. We're proud to have a top-spec gym, the city's only 50-metre pool and a whole host of other spaces you can stay active. 

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is home to one of our three soft play venues across Edinburgh. Click here for more information about Clambers 

Don't forget to drop into our on-site Cafe Refresh for hot and cold food, drinks, snacks and treats. 

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is also home to a 'Poolpod'. The submersible lift creates an inclusive swimming environment for people with long-term health conditions, disabilities and rehabilitation needs. 

We also run a successful coaching programme. Read more about this here.