Warrender Water Polo is committed to ensuring that all our members have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the sport of water polo through personal development and teamwork. We aim to create a positive team culture and promote lifelong positive values and qualities in our members.

We are the leading aquatic sports club in Scotland and one of the oldest and most famous sports clubs in Edinburgh. The club was formed in 1888 at Warrender Baths on Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh and has always maintained its place at the forefront of the sports of both swimming and water polo.

We cater for all ages and levels of ability, whether you are trying the sport for the first time, or want to play at National League level.

The water polo section operates Senior men, Ladies, under 18, under 16 and under 14 teams that play in league and cup competitions in Scotland. The under 16 and under 14 teams can be a mix of boys and girls. We have players of all abilitys from beginners to full Great Britain Internationals and professional athletes.

We are a friendly, fun and sociable club that makes any new members more than welcome!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and new members

Due to current COVID restrictions we are unable to accept new over 18 players, but if you are interested in joining once adults are allowed back to the water please do drop us an email.

We are welcoming enquiries from U18 players. In particular we are looking to expand our U14 section. New members need to be strong swimmers and be able to train in a deep pool. Experience of waterpolo a plus but not essential!



RCP Main pool: 19:30 - 20:30 – senior men, under 19 boys (u16 boys by invitation only)

RCP Diving pool: 20:30 - 21:45 – senior men, under 19 boys (u16 boys by invitation only)


James Gillespie’s School: 17:00 - 18:00 – under 16 boys, under 14 boys

James Gillespie’s School: 18:00 - 19:00 – senior men, under 19 boys

RCP Main pool: 19:30 - 20:00 - senior ladies, under 19 girls, under 16 girls (invite only)

RCP Training pool: 20:00 - 21:45 – senior ladies, under 19 girls, under 16 girls (invite only)


RCP Training pool: 20:00 - 21:45 – U19 boys and girls, u16 boys and girls (u14 boys and girls by invitation only)


James Gillespie’s School: 17:00 - 19:00 – All club session


Warrender Swim Centre: 20:00 - 21:45 – under 14 boys & girls, under 12 boys & girls

*under 14 players who don’t meet our entrance criteria for a Friday night will train with Edinburgh Leisure mini-polo on a Thursday evening from 19:10 - 20:00. Regular talent spotting will take place at this session to check who becomes competent enough to move to the Friday night at Warrender.

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