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Webster pool pass

The Freestyle Pool Pass is back for 2024, after seeing 56% growth in usage last summer. The Freestyle Pass removes barriers to the community swimming pool by providing free day passes for individuals and families requiring financial assistance. Thanks to the generosity of this community, 1,470 pool passes were used last summer.

Webster Groves is a great place to live, work, and play--and our community is striving to be consciously inclusive. 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, the City of Webster Groves, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries.

To those families who may currently be in need of financial support to access the pool, our goal is to provide:

  • WGSD Pre K – 5th grade students: Four Freestyle Pool Passes per student upon request
  • WGSD 6th – 12th grade students: Two Freestyle Pool Passes per student upon request

If you have more than one child attending the same WGSD school, then you will receive a family pack of Freestyle Pool Passes. If you currently are in need of financial assistance and are interested in receiving Freestyle Pool Passes (each is good for one daily admission), then please complete the WGSD Free Style Pool Pass Request Form by May 10, 2024, or contact your child’s counselor. The passes will be given to your child the week of May 22.

In addition to the Freestyle Pass, if you are a resident of the City of Webster Groves, you may be eligible for a separate Webster Groves Recreation Scholarship that could grant you a season pass to the pool for the cost of $25 for an individual. Eligibility is determined by a one page form and documentation of income/public assistance. Volunteers at Webster Rock Hill Ministries are available to help you complete the form. Freestyle Passes depend on private donations, with fundraising taking place every other year.

While this is not an active fundraising year, the program will always gratefully receive donations. 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.  

We look forward to seeing you at the pool this summer, which opens on May 24!

Founded in 2021, the Freestyle Pass program is a joint effort of the Webster Groves School District, the City of Webster Groves, the Alliance for Interracial Dignity, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries.