Sport & Exercise

St Leonard's Land Swimming Pool

Sport & Exercise members have access to the University's 25-metre six-lane swimming pool on the third floor of the St. Leonard's Land building on Holyrood Road.

Video: Swimming at St Leonard's Land
Make a splash in the University's 25-metre six-lane swimming pool as part of your Sport & Exercise membership. The swimming pool is located on the third floor of St. Leonard's Land on Holyrood Road.

Member notice

The swimming pool will close this summer from Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August 2023 for essential maintenance. 

We share the pool with the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences ( ISPEHS) and Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) clubs.

The pool is divided up into slow, medium and fast lanes during the member's swim sessions. To participate in member lane swimming you should be able to swim at least 2 lengths of the pool without stopping.

Changing facilities 

  • 22 individual cubicles
  • Accessible toilet/changing space
  • One male group changing space
  • One female group changing space
  • 123 lockers that require a £1 coin which you get back
  • Six showers just off poolside (not private - so swimwear must be worn)
  • 2 hairdryers in each group change

Member swim sessions

swimming timetable
View our weekly member lane swimming timetable and our new guidelines for visiting

Contact details

swimming prices
Please find details of the various different contacts relating to the swimming pool and group bookings