Edinburgh Commonwealth Pool profile
The diving event at Glasgow 2018 will take place at the Edinburgh Royal Commonwealth Pool. Athletes will compete individually, in pairs (known as synchronised diving or synchro), or as a team. From either a platform or a springboard, athletes will perform complex dives and are judged on the difficulty level and execution.
The men's and women's 1m and 3m springboard and 10m platform events feature a preliminary and a final while the men's, women's and mixed 3m and 10m synchro events and the team event are direct finals. Highest score wins.
- Here are some facts about the Edinburgh Commonwealth Pool you might not have known:
- It is usually simply referred as Commonwealth Pool and known colloquially as the 'Commie'.
- Opened in 1970.
- The pool has a 2,000 seating capacity.
- In 1993 it was selected by the international conservation organisation DoCoMoMo as one of sixty key Scottish monuments of the post-war period.
- In June 2009, the pool was closed to the public to begin refurbishment. The project, began in August 2009, costing approximately £37 million, and included new 25 metres (82 ft) diving and teaching pools as well as improvements to the changing rooms, café, reception, and the dive gym.
- In the 1986 Commonwealth Games Sarah Hardcastle won gold in the 400m and 800m freestyle, with Adrian Moorhouse winning gold in the 200m breaststroke.
- Used in the 2014 Commonwealth Games for the diving event, where Tom Daly won gold in the 10m platform event.
- Lonely planet named it one of the top ten public swimming pools in the world in 2014.
Diving takes place at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, in Edinburgh over seven days, during 6 -12 August.
Tickets are priced at £15 - £20 and are on sale now at glasgow2018.com/bethere-diving