Similar to the blueprint Pitt began cultivating in 2000 to entrench itself among the country's finest universities, Pitt Athletics is intent on doing the same from a student-athlete perspective.
Trees Pool serves as the Panthers' swimming and diving teams' home pool. While a member of the Big East Conference, Pitt hosted 15 Conference Championships in the facility.
Combined with the premier venues of the Petersen Events Center, Heinz Field, the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, the Fitzgerald Field House, and the upcoming addition of the Petersen Sports Complex, Trees Pool offers students, parents and fans an enthralling sports experience that stretches from Oakland to the South Side to the booming North Shore.
A new high-tech scoreboard was added in 2002 and dedicated the Ben Grady, a former Pitt head swimming coach.
The newly-renovated 75-by-165 foot Olympic sized pool has the dual capability of an eight-lane, 50-meter course or a 20-lane, 25-yard course. This past summer, renovation to the pool brought it up to current NCAA regulations in addition to the installation of a new diving board platform and railings. The circulation, draining and heating systems were also refurbished.
The diving area is equipped with two 1-meter and two 3-meter durafirm stands with maxiflex boards, in addition to multiple diving towers with a 16-foot water depth.