St Leonard's Land

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. St Leonard's Land is also home to a Games Hall, Studio Spaces and a Free weights gym which are used by Edinburgh University Sports Clubs for training and fixtures.

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

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

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