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.

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

OHSAA Meeting

Our required OHSAA winter preseason meeting will be Monday 11-1-21 from 6:00-6:30 PM in the FCLC cafeteria.
Parents and athletes should be in attendance. There will be a sign in sheet.

New Physical Form for 2021-2022

Free Pre-participation Sports Physicals will be offered at Firestone on Tuesday July 20 at 4:00 in the main gym. Free to student athletes. Please make sure you have downloaded, printed, and filled out the parent/student section of the form. It’s 11 pages long. That means all of it – physical, concussion, Lindsey’s Law/Cardiac Arrest, and OHSAA Authorization Form. MUST BE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY PARENT AND ATHLETE. Form is attached above.

Physicals will now be Thursday July 22 at 4 in the main gym. Fall sports go first.


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: www.akroncf.org/give/WagnerScholarshipFund


Diane Schumaker

Scholarships & Grants Administrator

Akron Community Foundation

345 W. Cedar St.

Akron, OH 44307-2407