Directions and directory:

door of Sci-Tech

Front door of Sci-Tech. Do not use this door to enter the swim pool in times when the school is NOT in session.

Getting to and into the swim pools in large and often locked schools is easier for first-time visitors after reading these insights.


Your help is welcome to grow this page and the connecting details. Plug the missing facilities, photos and insights into the comment box at the bottom of this page and that content will get blended into these pages and serve as a guide to help others in the future.

Build A Pool

Attend a conference with Mick and Sue Nelson of USA Swimming, and get insights on how to start the process of building and programming the use of your own pool.

Facilities in Pittsburgh Public Schools


In Pittsburgh but not PPS

  • Thelma Lovette YMCA (Centre Ave, Hill District)
  • JCC Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
  • Allegheny YMCA on North Ave on the Northside
  • Sarah Heinz House (Northside), One Heinz Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Manchester Academic Charter School, uses Sarah Heinz House, Northside,
  • Oliver Bath House (on 10th Street on the South Side)
  • Chatham University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duquesne University

In Western Pennsylvania, WPIAL pools

Outdoor pools

Citiparks pools

  • Ammon Rec Center in Pittsburgh’s Hill District
  • Highland Park Pool, outdoors, regulation 50-meters pool, 151 Lake Drive., Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Sheridan Pool, 1071 Adon Street, Pittsbrugh, PA 15204
  • Homewood Pool, 540 N. Lang Avenue. Homewood 15208
  • Moore Park Pool, 1801 Pioneer Avenue. Brookline 15226
  • Phillips Park Pool, 201 Parkfield Street. Carrick 15210
  • Sue Murray, 301 Cedar Avenue. North Side 15212
  • West Penn Rec Center Pool, 450 30th St. Pittsburgh PA 15219


Allegheny County Parks, Wave Pools

  • North Park Pool, outdoors, Allegheny County, South Ridge Road. McCandless, PA 15237
  • South Park
  • Settlers Cabin
  • Boyce Park

Outdoors, but not a swim pool

Closed pools


  • PNC YMCA (downtown branch)
  • Gladstone School
  • Downtown YWCA
  • Downtown YMCA on the Blvd of Allies, now Point Park’s building
  • Salvation Army, Downtown had a pool
  • Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland
  • Ace Hotel in East Liberty
  • CCAC Northside
  • Schenley High School
  • South Vo Tech High School
  • South High School in Mt. Washington
  • Connelley School, Bedford Ave
  • Knoxville School
  • McNaugher School in Pittsburgh’s Perry Hilltop Neighborhood
  • Carlow College in Oakland closed its pool at the end of 2017


  • Penn Aqua Club


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