What's On in Glasgow Life
From the earliest swimmers in rivers, through the opening of the first public baths to the development of the state-of-the-art swimming pool for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, swimming in Glasgow has come far. Whether on holiday or at school, swimming and what you wear has also moved with the times.
From the modest, woollen Edwardian swimwear to the super-fabric Speedos of the Olympics today, this exhibition looks at the role of swimwear whether it is for covering up for modesty or religious reasons, protection from the sun – or getting a tan!
These costumes, as well as trophies, postcards and souvenirs, chart the rise of swimming clubs in Glasgow, learning to swim at school and going ‘doon the watter’ for the traditional West Coast holiday.
There will be a free introductory tour of Bathing Belles with the exhibition's curator on Tuesday 10 December. Click here for full details