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“Wow! Swimmers rejoice!”

Royal Commonwealth Pool
Ranked #195 of 426 things to do in Edinburgh
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

I wanted to lap swim so my concierge guided me to the Royal Commonwealth pool. Wow! 50-Meter, Olympic pool! Just reopened from renovations, beautiful! It cost 5 pounds, 50 to get in so it isn't cheap. Lockers are nice. The lap pool is 2 meters deep all around so it actually discourages the waders/talkers that you find at many pools. That is a nice and subtle advantage. This is the place for lap swimmers!

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

I am so excited that the Royal Commonwealth Pool has finally reopened after its long refurbishment. Conveniently located near to Arthurs Seat, it is a full fitness complex (gym, 50m swimming pool, diving pool and fitness classes) operated by Edinburgh Leisure.
The 50m pool is fantastic, which is the main reason I now use the complex. The opening times are really good, and during the week at most times you can swim in 50m lanes. At the weekend, the pool is split in two, and the 2m deep floor is raised in one end to allow for more family swim time. As it is refurbished, everything is new including lockers, showers - a big improvement for those that remember the previous set up.

My only criticism is that the changing area floor is always dirty when I go in. In the main, this is the publics fault, as people wander in to the changing area with their outdoor shoes on and spread the dirt around. PUT ON BLUE THE SHOE COVERS - they are readily available at the entrance! I think the staff could do a bit more to insist people wear them and/or should shower the floor down more regularly.
That said, don't let it put you off. This is a great facility for the City of Edinburgh - residents and visitors alike.

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