University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Zamias Aquatic Center

Zamias Aquatic Center on the Pitt-Johnstown campus

The Zamias Aquatic Center (ZAC) on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is adjacent to the campus' state-of-the-art athletic complex, and features a 25-yard pool, men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, and an outdoor patio.

The center is Johnstown's premier pool for competitive swimming. We offers competitive swim stroke clinics, open swim, Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid, SCUBA certification, and private stroke lessons. We currently do not offer group swim lessons.

Community Passes are now available for Open Swim hours during the Fall 2023 semester. Rates are as follows: Single $150; Couple (same address) $240; Family of 3 (same address) $300+ $30 for each member beyond 3 persons. Payment can be presented to the lifeguard on duty as a check made payable to Pitt-Johnstown.

Occasionally the ZAC must close due to water quality, scheduling conflicts, and lifeguard availability. Please visit the link below for the most current operations and closures.

Click Here for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

November Pool Schedule

December Schedule V2 (subject to change)


Links and Resources 

Pool Rules

The lifeguard is on duty to prevent accidents and provide for your safety. Please respect their judgment in enforcing rules and regulations. Anyone violating these rules will be asked to leave the pool area. Swimmers who have any serious or potentially serious medical conditions should notify the lifeguard on duty.

Please shower before entering the pool. Diving is NOT PERMITTED (enter feet-first)


An emergency phone is located on the pool deck.

  • Please refrain from running, flips, horseplay and prolonged  breath holding in the water
  • Food, chewing gum, beverages, and tobacco are not  permitted in the pool area
  • Please do not hang on the lane lines
  • Please return all equipment to the proper area
  • Bathing suits are required (no cut-offs, leotards, etc.)
  • Spectators, please do not wear shoes in the pool area
  • Please do not bring balls, inner tubes, rafts and snorkels into the pool area
  • People who have open sores, communicable diseases or diarrhea are not permitted to use the pool
  • Children, not toilet trained, must wear swim diapers
  • Swimming is not permitted unless a lifeguard is on duty
  • All accidents must be reported to the lifeguard on duty
  • Non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end of the pool and wear a lifejacket if a parent or guardian is not within arms-reach
  • You are not permitted to use the facility if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Pool capacity is 65 people
  • All children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent
  • Only approved flotation devices are permitted