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
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!


Thank you to our $100+ Donors!

Abigail Chupp
Becky Adamczyk
Beth Tomarios
Bill Lowery
Brilmyer Family
Carrie Schnirring
Charlie and Wanda Hurts
Chelovitz Family
Dana Saporito
Daniel Draiss
David Vereecken
Debra and Robert Kmet
Diane Lazzerini
Donna Sevald
Doug Woodhall and Family
Douglas Wagner
Erin Crabtree
Evan Staiger
Evie Shockley
Gasper Family
Greg Romanoski
Heather and Mikayla Taylor
Jamie Grigas
Jane Hardman
Janice Kemp
Jason and Amanda Greenfield
Jenifer Lloyd
Jenifer Sevald
Jennifer Black
Jill Mealy
Joanne Dannemiller
Jon Albrecht
Jordan Stump
Joseph Raley
Judy and Chuck Thompson
Judy and Jeff Neusser
Karyn Pumphrey
Kathy Agosti
Katie Alkire
Ken & Jennifer Gangloff
Kevin and Megan Neeley
Kevin Meisner
Kimberley Smith
Kristen Stump
Kurt Schueler
Kyle Harper
L and S King
Laurel Celik
Lee & Debbie Eisinger
Leslie Maynard
Madeline Dyer
Mark Smucker
Mary Fletcher
Matt and Lindsey Young
Matt Mezger
Matthew Kotapish
Michelle Gasser
Millers Heating and Cooling
Molly Scantling
Nancy and Sean O’Connor
Nevin Nussbaum
Noel and Beth Dannemiller
Patti Matthews
Renee Vegh
Sara Horst
Sara Stoneburg
Scott and Joy Quernemoen
Scott Stutler
Shammas Malik
Shannon and Elaine White
Shawarma Brothers Restaurant
Shirley Waltermire
Steve Dial
Steve Marshall
Susan Kinnamon
Sutton Cook
The Michael Family
Thomas Waldron
Toby and Cindy Alkire
Tommy Searle
Tricia Saum
Val Lopez
Valerie Stutler

Thank you to our $200+ Donors!

Akron Plating Company
Allison and Micheal Cole
Angela Neeley
Bill Considine
Ciriello & Carr Funeral Homes
David Shallenberger
Dyer Family
Ed and Roberta Searle
Falls Endodontics
Hank and Laurie Schueler
Hotes Family
Jerry Selby
John Myers
Leatha and Foster Shockley
Maxwell Charles Davis
Michelle and Dave Garro
Phil & Kim Pietrosanti
Pickett Family
Stephen & Laurice Moore
The Barr Family
The Catalano Family
The deBoer Family
The Nagle Family
The Niekamp Family
The Rogers Family
Todd Tober
Tyjaun Landon
William Myers

Thank you $200 Donors to the Marathon!

Akron Plating Company
Ed and Roberta Searle
Edward Marshall
Falls Endodontics
Linda Aulino
NEO Rehab Specialists
The Agosti Family
The Barr Family
The Chapman Family
The Dannemiller Family
The Dial Family
The Gasper Family
The Kmet Family
The Moore Family
The Nagle Family
The Niekamp Family
The Peachock Family
The Pickett Family
The Pinzon Family
The Woodhall Family
Will Myers

Thank you $100 Donors to the Marathon!

Robert Dovicsak

Nathan Blice

The Saum Family

The Chelovitz Family

Laurel Celik

Jason Simmons

Chris Romanoski

Michelle Garro

The Reunart Family

The Murray Family

Kim Smith

Victoria Ryan

The Brilmyer Family

Brenda Adams

The Haver Family

The Guyton Family

The Woods Family

Kyle Harper

The Michael Family

The Vegh Family

Jonathon Albrecht

Nick and Anya Albrecht

Joe Grigas

Grace Duryea

Rylie Nutter

Angela Neeley

Earl Miller

The Neeley Family

The White Family

The Neusser Family

The Chupp Family

The Nixon Family

The Gasser Family

Monica Early

Jason Simmons

The Dyer Family

The Rogers Family

Julie Modlik

Ann Ormsby

The Sevald Family

Valerie Sutter

Katy Alkire

Jennifer and John Conner

Carl Shallenberger

The Tober Family

The Considine Family

Firestone High School Swim Marathon 2020-2021



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Firestone High School Swim Marathon 2020-2021

The 32nd Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Firestone Swim Marathon will take place on Monday January 18th, 6 am – 6 pm. The event has raised over $183,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital over the past 31 years. Please go to the Donate tab to submit your donation.

Swim Marathon 2019



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Swim Marathon

The 31st Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Firestone Swim Marathon will take place on Wednesday, November 27th, 6 am – 6 pm. The event has raised over $178,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital over the past 30 years.