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

Warrender Baths Club Water Polo is committed to welcoming new members now that some Edinburgh Leisure pools will open on 14 September 2020. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we regret that it will not be possible to offer our usual 3 free trial sessions. However, if you (or your child) have played water polo before, can swim 100m without stopping and are ready to sign up as a member of the club, you will be able to join regular training sessions following completion of all the necessary routine and COVID-19 paperwork, paying the annual membership fee and monthly training dues, and after approval of your Scottish Swimming Membership. Please note that Edinburgh Leisure is phasing the opening of its pools, so training sessions will be limited at first. As soon as it is safe and allowable to do so we will restart tryouts for swimmers new to water polo. 

The Water Polo section is adhering to all Scottish Swimming and Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance in our training sessions.

If you know you'd like to join Warrender Water Polo, please contact us using the link below.

If you'd like to be contacted when we commence our trial sessions again, please contact us using the link below.



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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