The Freestyle Pool Pass is back for 2022, after a very successful inaugural year last summer. The Freestyle Pass removes barriers to the community swimming pool by providing free daily swim passes for individuals and families that require financial assistance. Thanks to the generosity of the community, 604 pool passes were used last summer!
Enough money was raised last year to continue the program again for summer 2022. Soon, the Webster Groves School District will notify all families of the availability of passes for those who experience a financial barrier to enjoying the pool. During pool season, Freestyle Pool Passes will also be available at Webster Rock Hill Ministries and inside the Rec Center front desk.
“Webster Groves is a great place to live, work, and play--and our community is striving to be consciously inclusive,” said Farrell Carfield from the Alliance for Interracial Dignity. “We want everyone to feel welcome, included, and vital in all spaces. The Freestyle Pool Pass is a partnership of the Alliance for Interracial Dignity, the Webster Groves School District, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries. We are also grateful to the City of Webster Groves for their administrative efforts to accept and track the pool passes.”
As the Freestyle Pool Pass program continues to find its footing in future years, the group of organizations hope to expand the program to include snack bar vouchers and possibly swim instruction. While they are not actively fundraising for summer 2022, the fund is being held by Webster Rock Hill Ministries (WRHM). Checks can be made payable to WRHM and mailed or brought to 111 East Waymire, Webster Groves, 63119. Checks must include “Freestyle Pass Fund” in the memo line. You may also donate online at http://bit.ly/wgfreestyle. Questions? Message email@example.com.
Families who are residents of the city of Webster Groves may also consider applying for a city recreational scholarship here.