Over $24K raised in our annual swimming marathon!

Thank you to the following donors who were extraordinarily generous this year and contributed $100 or more to our annual swimming marathon. We couldn’t have done this without your support and we are so thankful to all of our donors.

Abigail Chupp
Agosti family
Akron Plating Company
Andrew Rhamy
Angela Neeley
Ann Ormsby
Baranak family
Barbara Marshall
Beau & Carrie Sloan
Betsy & Jason Barr
Big Tree Fitness
Bill Lowery
Bob & Sonya Nagle
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
Carl Shallenberger
Carr Memorial Home
Cervantes, Sandra
Chris Beckner
Chris Romanoski
Clyde & Paula Crabtree
Considine Family Fund
Crabtree family
Dan Sokolov & Family
Daniel & Kyle Harper
Daniel Draiss
Daniel Green
David & Molly Scantling
David Mann
Deb & Rob Kmet
DeBoer family
Deborah Orr
Dylan Paterniti-Ruscin
Earl Miller
Emily & Phil Engle
Emma Moore
Evan Stieger
Evie Schockley
Francia Dannemiller
George Bare
Hotes family
Jacob Coker
Jamie Grigas
Janet Heckman
Janet Pera
Jason & Amanda Greenfield
Jeff
Jennifer Black
Joe Garro
Joe Grigas
John & Ellen Vollman
John Quernemoen & Patricia Mandyck
Jon Albrecht
Joseph & Anne Raley
Joy Burt
Julie Albrecht
Katherine Alkire
Kurt Schueler
Laurel Celik
Leatha Shockley
Linda Aulino
Lindsay & Matt Young
Marguerite & Scott Tremelin
Maria Cervantes Hunt
Marilyn & Samual Lapides
Mark McCauley
Mary Whitmer
Matt Mezger
Maureen Iero
Max Davis
Megan & Kevin Neeley
Megan Frantz
Melissa Pontius
Michael Brilmyer
Michael family
Michael Hardman
Michael Harris
Michael Makebakken
Michelle Garro
Michelle Wilhelm Gasser
Molly Chelovitz
Monica Early
Nevin Nussbaum
On-Line Productions
Pat Gill
Patty & Rich Dyer
Peter & Katharine Schueler
Phil & Kim Pietrosanti
Rebecca Adamczyk
Rebecca Murray
Reyes Tornos Amilibia
Rob Malone
Sandra Cervantes
Sara Kester-Florin
Sarah Cardille
Sarah Thomarios
Schueler family
Sevald family
Sophie Albrecht
Stacey Rogers
Steve & Cindy Dial
Steve & Laurice Moore
Steve & Louise Marshall
Steven McDonald
Tim Flanagan
Timothy Esson
Toby Alkire
Tricia Saum
Valerie Stutler
West Akron Baseball League (WABL)
Will King
William & Rebecca Considine
William Myers

Firestone swim marathon benefits ACH

WEST AKRON — The Firestone Community Learning Center Swimming and Diving Team’s 34th annual “Kids Helping Kids” Swim Marathon with 31 participants Nov. 5 raised almost $23,000, some of which will support a project at Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH).

Shown at right teammates cheer on a swimmer as he finishes a lap. Firestone junior Eva Nixon is pictured above smiling as she swims laps during her six hours in the pool. Shown below members of the team cheer as the announcement is made about the amount of money raised.

The fundraiser, begun to honor a former Firestone swimmer who was battling cancer, has donated more than $193,000 to ACH to support the Burn Unit; an adolescent patient room; an adolescent patient exercise room; the Center for Child Advocacy; arthroscopy equipment; Child Life Initiatives; the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and a new inpatient rehabilitation center. A portion of this year’s marathon funds will fulfill the fourth year of a five-year $25,000 pledge to assist in the renovations and creation of the new Rehabilitation Services outpatient sub-waiting room. Contributions for the fundraiser are still being accepted at www.firestoneswimming.org under “Donations.”

According to Erin Crabtree, assistant coach and marathon coordinator, some of the money raised will support team expenses and other projects. “Our 2022-23 team is a great mix of returning, very experienced veterans, some incoming freshmen with experience and a handful of new members that will help round-out very strong teams for both the boys and girls,” she said. “The new swimmers are picking up and learning very quickly and will be able to contribute to the already solid line-ups. We are all very excited for a very successful upcoming season.”

Source: Firestone swim marathon benefits ACH

2022 Firestone High School Swimming Marathon

On Saturday, November 5, 2022 our team will hold our 34th Annual Marathon Swim! This event, called “Kids Helping Kids” has always been a lot of fun and builds team unity at the start of our swim season. Even more important, our “Kids Helping Kids” campaign has enabled our team to donate over $193,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital since the Marathon was started over thirty years ago. This tradition was started to honor a former FHS swimmer who had been battling cancer.

Our efforts on November 5th will help to fulfill a new challenge – the fourth year of a five-year $25,000 pledge to assist in the renovations and creation of the new Rehabilitation Services outpatient sub-waiting room. There will be a swimmer in each lane from 6:00am to 6:00pm. With your financial support, our teammates will be able to continue this fine tradition, fulfilling our pledge to the hospital. Donations to help fulfill the team’s goal should be made payable to Firestone High Aquatic Association (FHAA). All donations are tax deductible. No amount is too small – it all adds up! Checks can be mailed directly to the pool (@ Firestone High Aquatic Association 470 Castle Blvd Akron, OH 44313) or you can use PayPal to make donations via credit card.

Your donation is greatly appreciated by Akron Children’s Hospital and the Firestone High School Swim Team. Please help us reach our goal and make the start of this swim season one to remember!

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1st Annual Swim/Run Duathlon

Please join us on Saturday September 17th, 2022 at the Kohl Family YMCA at 477 E. Market Street in Akron for our 1st annual Firestone High School Swim TeamPre-Season Fitness Challenge. Test your fitness level with this 6km Swim/Run Duathlon and see how ready you are for this year’s season. The duathlon will consist of a 1km swim in the Kohl family’s indoor pool followed by the challenging 5km PS I love you run. The run starts and ends at the Kohl Family YMCA and courses through the Summa Health Care Campus and Middlebury neighborhood. This course is full of ups and downs as well as twists and turns that will challenge all runners. The run is chip timed and every participant receives a race T-shirt and food post race. 

If you are a Firestone CLC swim team member sign up for the challenge here and enter code Firestone2022

Parents, staff and others wanting to participate can also register here.

Questions?
Contact: Joe Cieszynski, Wellness Director @ Kohl YMCA, 330-434-9622 or Chris Niekamp @ 330-608-2503