Sport & Exercise

New pool hoist installed

A new pool hoist has been installed at the Swimming Pool at St Leonard's Land.

Swim user testing the new hoist

Open to everybody

The new portable hoist ensures that the pool is accessible to those that face challenges entering the water and is available for all pool users that require additional assistance or who might not be able to use conventional pool steps. For further information and assistance please speak to a member of the swimming pool team.

Swimming facilities

The University's 25m swimming pool at St Leonard's Land is used by Sport & Exercise members, the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences (ISPEHS), the Performance Swim programme and Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) clubs.

Benefits of swimming

Swimming offers a low-impact way of maintaining fitness to a wide range of of individuals who may struggle with other forms of exercise, due to chronic health conditions or limited mobility.

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