Royal Commonwealth Re-Opens In Time For Glasgow 2014 Games

ABOVE: The wraps have come off a £37.5m refurbishment of Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool has re-opened following a two-and-a-half-year, £37.5 million refurbishment. Built in 1970 for the Commonwealth Games, the A-listed, Olympicsized swimming pool was also used for the 1986 games.

Now, following its £37.2 million renovation, the pool will host the diving events for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as being selected by the British Swimming squad as the venue for their final training camp in July 2012 ahead of the London Olympics.
New features in the venue, which is operated by Edinburgh Leisure, include a 50m, eight-lane pool with the capacity to be subdivided into two areas, a 25m diving pool with an adjustable floor allowing the depth to be adjusted so it can be used for swimming alone, a dry dive facility for divers to practise in out with the pool and a 25m pool with a moveable floor for warm-up and lessons.