The former Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie has returned to
Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool for its reopening after it underwent a
£37.2m renovation. The pool now has 25-meter diving pool, dry dive facility and
a 50-meter, eight-lane pool.
Former Olympic swimming champion David Wilkie returned to the pool
where he won his first major international medal to reopen it following a
Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool (RCP) has been given a £37.2m
boost over the past two-and-a-half years.
It now has a 50-metre, eight-lane pool, a 25-metre diving pool, and “dry
dive” facility, with a trampoline and springboards and a 25-metre pool
with moveable floor.
The pool will host the diving events as part of the Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games and will be used by the British Swimming squad
for training in July this year, ahead of the London Olympics.
Wilkie swam the first breadth in the 50-metre pool alongside 30 children
He said: “It is a great privilege to be back at the RCP, considering that this
is where I did a lot of my training when I was a schoolboy in Edinburgh.
This is also the pool where I won my first international cap for Great
Britain and won my first major international… continue reading
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