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Santa is upping his game at Edinburgh Leisure

In preparation for burning off all those mince pies Santa Claus will be consuming this Christmas, he is coming to Edinburgh Leisure’s soft plays. These sessions are suitable for 0-10 year olds to enjoy...

Gold medalist revisits scene of Commonwealth glory

A swimmer who won Gold in the 100m butterfly at the 1Xth Commonwealth Games, held in Edinburgh in 1970, has revisited her victory pool for the first time in half a century.Diane Lansley (now...

Join Edinburgh Leisure’s Summer Fair Party

Join Edinburgh Leisure at Clambers at the Commie Pool on Thursday 8 August 2019 for two hours of all the fun of a summer fair plus soft play.Little ones can climb their walls...
A soft play area set up for children

Hours of fun in store for the under 5s at Edinburgh Leisure taster event

Edinburgh Leisure is hosting a half-day, free taster event for the under fives on Saturday 3 August 2019 at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, promoting the classes they have for pre-schoolers.Experts agree the best way...

Edinburgh International Swim Meet at the Commie from 15-17 March 2019

SOME of the best swimmers from the UK and abroad will compete at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet (EISM) next month (15-17 March 2019).Reintroduced to the UK swim calendar five years ago, the annual...

Movement for Memories – for those with dementia and their carers

New Edinburgh project creates physical activities for people living with dementiaA new project, Movement for Memories, and funded by Life Changes Trust, supportin people living with dementia and their carers to become or remain...

European Championships 2018 – tickets on sale now

Around 250,000 tickets for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships have gone on sale. And the new multi sport event is not confined to Glasgow. The diving will take place in Edinburgh at the Royal...

Swing Success to launch new fitness workout In Edinburgh

Duncan Bannatyne wanted to try it in health clubs and Piers Linney was looking for “the Zumba of Swing”. Now SwingTrain, the joyful cardio fitness workout is launching in Scotland, aiming to branch out across the...

Pre-school Jump and Dive classes at the Royal Commonwealth Pool

Coaching will begin on 26 October for pre-school children who need to build their confidence in the pool.Edinburgh Leisure is launching their new class for children between 3 and 5 years old called , ‘Jump and Dive’.The...

Diving – The Scottish National & Open Diving Championship – Day 2

The Scottish National & Open Diving Championship is currently underway at The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh with participants ranging from the very inexperienced to European medallists. There were a few local divers on the...

National swimming and diving competitions at the Commie

This weekend and next there will be lots of swimming and diving action for you at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.Olympic, World and European medallists will line up alongside over 30 of Team Scotland’s aquatic...

‘No Edinburgh Leisure facilities to close’

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council today clarified their position regarding the future of Edinburgh Leisure venues, describing discussions around potential closures as ‘entirely premature’.Their comments follow recent media...

The Commie is one of the best pools in the world

 The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh has been named one of the top ten public swimming pools in the world by a leading travel website.Lonely Planet has included Scotland’s world class pool on its...

Team Scotland teach Pirniehall Primary pupils how to swim!

Scottish Swimming had the eyes and ears of Ministers and invited guests at a Parliamentary Reception on the importance of every child in Scotland being given the opportunity to learn to swim before they...

Commonwealth Games will mean travel disruption in Edinburgh

We are well-used to traffic diversions and disruptions in Edinburgh, and now the Commonwealth Games will affect us with the diving competitions being held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Detailed plans for traffic management...

Santa’s Grotto opens at the Commonwealth Pool today

 Santa gets set for a swim at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, where his grotto opens today. Perhaps he is limbering up for the busiest time of the year... It appears to be all part...

Water Polo at The Royal Commonwealth Pool this weekend

Portobello Amateur Swimming Club will this weekend play host to the British Water Polo League, which features the top 8 club sides in Great Britain.Portobello, who won the British Championships earlier in the year,...

Royal Commonwealth Pool Reopening – the Inside Pictures

All photos by Thomas Haywood: www.thomashaywood.com

Royal Commonwealth Pool re-opens

The Royal Commonwealth Pool (RCP) was formally reopened this afternoon. The event was a star-studded celebration featuring swimming and diving legends, past and present. Former Olympic swimming champion, Edinburgh's David Wilkie, performed the honours, declaring...

Sport your trainers Day 12 March 2012

Edinburgh's Sports Leader Councillor Deidre Brock and children from Royal Mile Primary School will be leading by example on Monday 12 March as they go about their daily business - while wearing their trainers. National Sport...

Commonwealth Pool to reopen in March

It was announced today that the much anticipated public reopening of the Royal Commonwealth Pool is set for Wednesday 21 March 2012.The £37m refurbishment by GRAHAM Construction is opening as expected in Spring 2012...


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