History of the Arlington Baths Club

Founded over 150 years ago, the Arlington is the oldest club of it kind in Europe. Over the years many stories have built up. The Club archives are held in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Our history group was formed to research the archive and help us understand the important place the Club has had in Glasgow over the years.

The Founding of the Club

When did the Arlington Baths Club open? How was it set up? And who was behind it? Follow this link to discover what our history group discovered about the founding of the baths: The Founding of the Arlington Baths Club

The Arlington & Waterpolo

Wm Wilson

Our first Bathsmaster was William Wilson who is credited with inventing the game of Waterpolo, when he drew up the rules for 'Aquatic Football' whilst working at the baths.

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