One of our members who swam against society's tide was avant-garde writer, provocateur and heroin addict Alexander Trocchi, a Scottish writer at the heart of the 1960s counter culture.
Taking a look at the Arlington Baths Club proposal books from 1910 to 1915 reveals that there were lots of members who came from all over the world. Meet a few of these international members...
Medical student Alexander Soga joined the Baths in April 1912. He was from South Africa but his family had strong ties to Scotland.
With the distinctive name of Isidor Freeman we thought it would be easy to learn more about the life of this member who was killed in the First World War. But the search led us to more questions.
The story of John S Thomson, a lifelong member of the Arlington Baths, who swam for Great Britain in the 1924 Olympic Games.