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!


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

Thank you to our $100+ Donors!

Abigail Chupp
Becky Adamczyk
Beth Tomarios
Bill Lowery
Brilmyer Family
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Chelovitz Family
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Gasper Family
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Madeline Dyer
Mark Smucker
Mary Fletcher
Matt and Lindsey Young
Matt Mezger
Matthew Kotapish
Michelle Gasser
Millers Heating and Cooling
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Nancy and Sean O’Connor
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Noel and Beth Dannemiller
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Scott Stutler
Shammas Malik
Shannon and Elaine White
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Steve Marshall
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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
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Dyer Family
Ed and Roberta Searle
Falls Endodontics
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Hotes Family
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John Myers
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Pickett Family
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The Nagle Family
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The Rogers Family
Todd Tober
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William Myers