Richard S. Wagner

The Richard S Wagner scholarship was initiated in 1983 to recognize the long-standing interest and commitment of Dick Wagner to the Firestone High School Swimming and Diving program.  Dick provided his time and talents to the betterment of competitive swimming and the Firestone program from 1970 until his death in 2020.  Dick was not only interested in his 4 children and 3 grandchildren who all swam for Firestone; he attended hundreds of swim meets and cared about every swimmer and diver who competed for the Falcons.

In 2020, Dick’s 4 children and many friends of Firestone swimming endowed the Richard S Wagner Memorial Swimming Scholarship at the Akron Community Foundation in his honor. This endowment will provide an annual scholarship in perpetuity.

Contributions to the scholarship may be made to the Akron Community Foundation and are tax exempt as a charitable donation.

Attached is a public relations tip sheet for the the fund containing the custom giving URL for you to share with family, friends and colleagues. Your unique giving URL is:

Diane Schumaker

Scholarships & Grants Administrator

Akron Community Foundation

345 W. Cedar St.

Akron, OH 44307-2407

Firestone Swimming and Diving has a long and storied tradition of excellence. We invite all FHS Swimming and Diving Alumni to come back “home” for the Annual Alumni Meet on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 5 pm. Bring your suit and share some of your stories with our current swimmers.  We look forward to seeing you! Contact Coach Cindy Dial for more information at

photo by Dan Draiss ALUMNI MEET 12.22.18
photo by Dan Draiss ALUMNI MEET 12.22.18
photo by Dan Draiss ALUMNI MEET 12.22.18