The Auction is coming up and we are looking for donations from local merchants for the event. We have a form letter for you to give out. Just sign your name at the bottom as the “Auction/Raffle Committee Member” and the letter is ready to go. Star Stroud is the contact person for the auction if you have questions.
Firestone swimmers performed well under difficult conditions as they faced the much larger Solon team on Friday evening. The combined team scores were Solon 215 and Firestone 153 in 24 events. The girls won the day with Firestone 104 and Solon 81. Carly Chelovitz was Girls’ Swimmer of the Meet. Among the noteworthy performances was freshman Alexis Lee in her first meet for Firestone. The boys faced a tough challenge as Solon’s team was far larger than Firestone’s. They came out with 49 overall to Solon’s 134. Boys’ Swimmer of the Meet, Mark Belanger, won the Boys’ 200 Freestyle and the Boys’ 100 Backstroke.
Please note that the Solon meet will now begin at 5:30pm, not at 5:00pm. See you all there!
Arlene Miller announced that the 2011 Marathon was a great financial success (in addition to being fun!). Even though we were down by two swimmers/divers in head count, we surpassed last year’s total collections! This is a fantastic showing by our Firestone High School Swimming & Diving Team for such an inportant cause. In May, our seniors will be presenting a check to Akron Children’s Hospital for more than $8,400 towards our $20,000 pledge for equipment for ACH’s new in-house rehabilitation center. Thanks to everyone for your food donations, transportation, but most of all, your time and continued support for the Firestone High School Swimming & Diving Team! See more details on the Highlights page.
The new 2011-2012 team and individual photographs can now be viewed and downloaded from the internet via a link on the Photos page. We will have the photographs available until the end of January, so make sure you download the pictures you want before too long. Thanks to Kathy Daneshvar for pulling this all together.
We’ve just added two new photograph galleries to the Photos page. Check out the 2011 Marathon and the Green and Gold Meet photographs. Download your favorite action shots now!
Check out a new movie of the Firestone Swimming Marathon 2011 complements of Phil Belanger. Thanks, Phil!
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The Falcon swimmers and divers kicked off a promising 2011-2012 season with a intra-team competition, the annual Green and Gold meet. All of our team was in fine form and it was a close contest that ended with a narrow 150-123 victory for the Gold swimmers. Thanks to all the parents who provided food and drink for the feast that followed. It was a great time to meet the coaches, the new team members, and their parents and get us all oriented for the fast-paced season to come. On Friday morning, the Gold swimmers were treated to breakfast by the Green team. We can’t wait to see all the swimmers and divers on the same side of the pool!
Check out the Akron Beacon Journal article on Joe Chadbourne and the Firestone swimming program.