2014 “Kids Helping Kids” Marathon Swim – November 1st

AkronChildrensAt 6:00 on Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Firestone High School Swim & Diving Team will kick-off its Twenty-Sixth Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Marathon Swim.  The Marathon is a twelve hour event and there will be a swimmer or diver in six lanes of the Firestone High School pool for the duration of the Marathon.  The Marathon is an important part of the proud tradition of the Firestone program and the proceeds are shared by the swim/diving teams and Akron Children’s Hospital.

NICUThe Marathon has always been a lot fun and builds team unity at the start of the swim & diving season.  Even more important, the “Kids Helping Kids” campaign has provided over $153,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital since the Marathon was started twenty-six years ago.  The Firestone team’s fundraising efforts for the 2014 Marathon will support the first year of a five-year $20,000 pledge to support a pre-op waiting room in the new ambulatory care surgery center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

During October, the Firestone boys and girls will begin to solicit donations from friends, neighbors, families, local businesses and alumni, to support the Marathon on November 1st, 2014.  Each swimmer has a goal of raising $200.

If you would like to make a donation to help the team fulfill their goal, you can make a check out to the Firestone High Aquatic Association (FHAA).  For online donations via credit card, please use the PayPal “donate” button on the web-site home page at www.firestoneswimming.org.  All donations are tax deductible and no amount it too small.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause.

Spirited Swims for Falcons at Northeast District Championships

Several Falcons capped off their season with excellent swims at the Northeast District Championships. The Boys and Girls relay teams had strong showings with the Girls 200 free relay making the cut to advance to the state championships (Results).

Congratulations to the Falcon swimmers headed to the Ohio State Championship Meet: Shannon Cahalan, Carly Chelovitz, Natalie O’Brien, Clare Scantling, and Lauren Vegh.

Falcons Swim at Northeast Sectionals, Advance to District Championships

Firestone swimmers teamed up at the Northeast Sectional Swim Meet as several individual event swimmers and both Falcon Girls and Boys 200 and 400 Free Relay Teams advanced to the Northeast District Championships (Results).

Congratulations to District Qualifiers: Shannon Cahalan, Carly Chelovitz, Natalie O’Brien, Anne Scantling, Clare Scantling, Sarah Stutler, Lauren Vegh, Jeffrey Chadbourne, Alex Michael, Garrett Parker, Cameron Peachock, Jacob Petry, and Henry Strawn.

Firestone Hosts Shaker & Honors Seniors

The Falcons celebrated the swimming, diving and academic careers of seniors Maggie Dempster, Gary Hearst, Andrea Lee, Kat Mastro, Chelsea Noble, Natalie O’Brien, Jacob Petry, Clare Scantling and Annie Sell with an appreciation ceremony at Firestone Natatorium. In the pool Jeffrey Chadbourne, Garrett Parker, Maggie Dempster and Shannon Cahalan turned in swimmer of the meet performances as the Falcon Girls defeated Shaker and the Falcon Boys fell to Shaker in the final home meet of their dual meet season (Results).