Internal Clubs and Affiliations

Western Baths Water Polo Club

Water Polo has been played at The Western Baths since the 1890’s.The Club in its current incarnation emigrated from The Arlington Baths in 1994.

Training: Monday Night 8.30pm – 10.00pm

Competition

The Western Baths Water Polo Club has been participating in the WEST CUP (The oldest Water Polo Cup in the world) since the mid 1990’s and originally since the 1890’s.

We also participate in the Scottish Cup and Scottish National League competitions with both Men’s and Women’s teams.

Development

We are keen to pass on our vast wealth of experience to new players, (young or not so young), wishing to develop their skills and learn new techniques, whether it is in the pool playing the game or learning the rules of the game for the development of referees and match officials.

We can provide individual or group training during our Monday night session and would welcome any new recruits to the club and the sport. All we ask for is a few wee bursts of hard work, commitment and a good sense of humour.

We are a friendly and social group of Polo players who like nothing better than to come down once a week for a wash, a gab, a swim, a wee fling of the ball, a few shots, a quick knock around game and then a quiet shandy.Feel free to come and try it out on a Monday Night.

Contact Ken Fussell 07730 413 136

Western Baths Cycle Club

Update 2024

Bute Bike Ride – 8th June 2024

Auchenstarry Bike Ride – 14th May 2024

Balloch Bike Ride – 6th March 2024

In the spring 2016 another member asked my wife Carolyn if I would be interested in organising bike rides from the Baths. They had both been on previous rides organised by Allan Rhodes. At the time of the original rides I wasn’t that interested in a group ride along the canal. After some thought Carolyn and I agreed to having a go to see what kind of reaction we’d get.

The first ride was in the spring of 2016, along the canal to Balloch. Nineteen people turned up at the Baths. The first thing that struck me was that, although I’d been a member for over twenty years, I didn’t know or even recognise at least three quarters of them!  Turned out that some were new members and thought this would be a good way to meet like minded people, others had been members for years.

We were lucky with the weather and had a nice ride along the canal and up the Leven to Balloch. We had lunch there then made our way back. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed riding with a group of people of all abilities. Previously I’d been a solitary rider. This first ride changed the way I viewed cycling.

We had six or seven rides that year. The weather was very kind. Even although my luck ran out last year, regarding the weather, we still got good turnouts.

From the Baths Bikes other smaller groups have emerged. A number of us went to Mallorca last year, we had an overnight in Arran on a Five Ferries run and cycled the Outer Hebrides in June.

It’s became a club within the club. We’ve made new friends and it has greatly enhanced our Baths experience. We’ve had a number of social evenings.

We welcome all types of cyclists. Regular cyclists, those returning to cycling. The bulk of the rides are easy paced, most of the time on cycle paths or quiet roads. This is most definitely social cycling with emphasis on enjoyment.

If you’ve decided to start cycling this may not be the best group for you. Organisations, such as Freewheel North, maybe the best option.

The only conditions are, you are a member of the Baths and no children are allowed on the rides.

If you feel this is for you, you can email me on [email protected] and I’ll add you to the mailing list.

I look forward to hearing from interested members.

Frank.

Western Baths Senior Badminton Club

Badminton for everyone at the Western Baths!

Fancy some fun, a bit of exercise and meet new people? Then come and play badminton in a mixed gender and age group. No need to have played before as newcomers welcome,

Equipment is also provided free and basic tuition will be given.

If you might be interested then please come along to one of our sessions..

Adult Badminton sessions are as follows:

Tuesday – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Thursday – 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 11.00am – 12.30pm

Free to members and £6 non-members.

Western Baths Senior Football

Adult football sessions are available on Monday’s at the following times:

Over 40s – 6.55pm – 8.25pm

Open to all – 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Football sessions are free to members and £6 for non members.

Glasgow Western Masters

Glasgow Western Masters is a masters-only swimming club and is open to swimmers of 18 years and over. A decent level of swimming ability across all 4 strokes is desirable.

We are affiliated with Scottish Swimming.

Training sessions are held at The Western Baths Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00pm – 10.00pm. Tuesday sessions are coached by our Level 2 qualified coach Adam.

We have a dedicated lane also on Sunday from 8.00 -9.00am and run informal seasonal open water swims.

Swimmers train in lanes according to ability sessions are designed to help improve fitness, technique and endurance.

If you would like to find out more about Glasgow Western Masters please contact the club chair, Peter Richardson , email address [email protected]

Kelvin Divers

Kelvin Divers is a branch of ScotSAC (the Scottish Sub Aqua Club) which is based at the Western Baths.

The club welcomes anyone (18+) who wants to scuba dive, whether they are already qualified or have never dived before. Even if you have trained under an organisation outwith ScotSAC (eg. Padi or BSAC), you can still join us and we will give you the equivalent ScotSAC diver grade and provide any necessary crossover training.

Get in touch

New members are welcome. If you are new to diving, or if you are already ScotSAC qualified or have equivalent experience (eg. PADI, BSAC), please get in touch. You can email us via this address: [email protected]

Further details can be found at kelvindivers.co.uk

Club

The club is run by members and all training is carried out by those who are qualified instructors and divers. We meet at the Western Baths on Wednesday nights between 8.30pm and 10pm for pool training, and usually pop down to the bar afterwards for a quick drink to plan future dives and social activities (pub quizzes, comedy, etc.).

Dives

Dives are usually on Sundays and we visit Loch Long, Loch Fyne, the Clyde, the Sound of Mull and St. Abbs (East Coast). In the past, we’ve organised dive weekends to Skye, Loch Sunart, the Garvellachs, Lochaline and even a week in Majorca.

Training

If you are new to diving, you will need some training before diving in open water. The programme involves pool training, lectures, reading and when pool activities are complete, open water training. The length of time it takes to qualify depends on how often you attend and on how you get on with the pool skills.

Equipment

The club has its own equipment for trainees to use in the pool (tanks, BCDs, regulators and some dry suits). This means you don’t have to buy all the gear before you know whether you are going to like the sport. We do recommend for your own comfort that you buy a mask and snorkel, but the club has spares that trainees can use if needed.

Glasgow Triathlon Club

The Glasgow Triathlon Club operate from many recreational centres within Glasgow. The club meet on a Sunday evening at the Western Baths Club for it’s members to participate in coaching sessions for swimming.

The club offers regular formal and informal training sessions. The weekly sessions held in and around Glasgow are suitable for beginners through to experienced athletes. The first coached training session, whether swimming, running or circuits is free. After that you can attend another two training sessions for the usual cost of between £2 to £3 per person, before you are encouraged to join the club for an annual membership of just £26.

Further details can be found at www.glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk