Due to the incoming weather, the Akron Public School district has closed all buildings and cancelled all activities for 12/23/22.
Calling all alumni! Please join us for our annual Alumni swim meet on December 23rd @ 5pm. Contact Coach Cindy for more info!
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.
Akron Plating Company
Beau & Carrie Sloan
Betsy & Jason Barr
Big Tree Fitness
Bob & Sonya Nagle
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
Carr Memorial Home
Clyde & Paula Crabtree
Considine Family Fund
Dan Sokolov & Family
Daniel & Kyle Harper
David & Molly Scantling
Deb & Rob Kmet
Emily & Phil Engle
Jason & Amanda Greenfield
John & Ellen Vollman
John Quernemoen & Patricia Mandyck
Joseph & Anne Raley
Lindsay & Matt Young
Marguerite & Scott Tremelin
Maria Cervantes Hunt
Marilyn & Samual Lapides
Megan & Kevin Neeley
Michelle Wilhelm Gasser
Patty & Rich Dyer
Peter & Katharine Schueler
Phil & Kim Pietrosanti
Reyes Tornos Amilibia
Steve & Cindy Dial
Steve & Laurice Moore
Steve & Louise Marshall
West Akron Baseball League (WABL)
William & Rebecca Considine
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!
Dates to note:
10/20: 6pm, Marathon kick off meeting, room #118
10/28: 7am, first day of practices! team meeting & breakfast
11/01: no school, practice @ 8am
11/04: Marathon set up day & team pictures
11/05: 6am, Marathon begins!
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