FREE Family Swim Passes now available at Evergreen Pool


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Evergreen PoolLow-income families who qualify for free/reduced lunches and live within the Burien city limits can now receive FREE Family Swim Passes for the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center.

The City has partnered with Evergreen Aquatics Center to offer free swim passes to Burien families that qualify for Free/Reduced lunch program.

Passes are good for Open and Lap Swims.

Passes must be picked up at the Burien Community Center, located 14700 6th Ave SW. If you have questions about the pass program, call 206.988.3700.

Here are the steps to receive the swim passes:

1. You must show proof you are a Burien Resident AND qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch program:

  • Photo ID – with Burien Address
  • If no ID – a bill with their name and address on it
  • FREE/REDUCED lunch Verification from Highline School District
  • Or proof of annual income

2. The pass is good for the calendar year. Will need to renew in December 2014.

When Pass Holders go to the Evergreen Pool:

  1. You will have to have photo ID or something that shows who you are with an address.
  2. You will need to have the PASS.

For more info, visit Evergreen Community Aquatic Center.

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6 Responses to “FREE Family Swim Passes now available at Evergreen Pool”
  1. Amp'd says:

    So, 1st going to close the pool because of lack of funding..
    Now, giving free passes away to it because of ???

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  2. Lee Moyer says:

    It appears the passes come from the city of Burien, for its residents only, and that ivestment by Burien helped save the pool. Too bad the articles don’t make it a little bit more clear.
    Well done, Burien City Council.

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    • tophat topcat says:

      Wow guess I should have voted to be part of Burien…my kids could be taking their weekly bath for free at Evergreen Pool.

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  3. Julie Dow says:

    To make it clearer what is happening. The Evergreen Pool, located in White Center, is a non-profit run by volunteers who believe that aquatic education should be available to all regardless of income. (The pool is owned by Highline School District which does not have the resources to keep the pool open.) The reality that operating an indoor pool costs more than people could pay. The pools in Des Moines and Seattle, for example, are taxpayer subsidized and Evergreen Pool is not.
    In the fall, our volunteer board undertook a study of our users and were surprised to find over 40% are from Burien. Using this information we approached the city administration and asked them to assist us. The City of Burien is providing the passes for their low income residents, and this is helping to even out the seasonal nature of our expenses at the pool. It doesn’t fix all our issues, but it is a start and recognizes we are providing the aquatic education for kids in Burien, especially those on lower incomes. This approach is a win-win and we are very grateful to The City of Burien for their vision and especially Mayor Krakowiak.
    In addition there are two other reasons the pool has been able to stay open. The community fund drive& crowd funding efforts undertaken in December were successful – thank you for your generosity. Also King County is helping the pool reduce energy bills with an extensive energy audit and grants to take every step possible to increase energy efficiency and to reduce our carbon footprint.
    Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of children’s deaths, and it is preventable. Keeping old pools open in today’s economy is difficult. Thank you Burien for your vision and help, it is still a stretch every month but we are committed to serve the community. Hopefully we can help get a shiny-new pool for Burien one day that meets the needs of young and old, bubble blowing beginner to Olympian.

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    • Ed Marrs says:

      Well put Julie! Thank you for your continued support of this great community resource!

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    • othersideofthetracks says:

      Wouldn`t that be something, a new pool would be awesome/ I wouldn`t expect anything like that but if I see the bricks coming down at the evergreen pool, I`m going assume one is going there in its place.

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