Board of Education Recognizes Firestone

Yes, Falcons Can Swim
Posted on 05/10/2023
Image of Firestone Swim TeamFirestone Swimming/2023 State Qualifiers and Seniors

Achieving in the pool is a tradition at Firestone, a tradition that includes APS Hall of Fame swimmers -- inductees Phil Boggs, Katie Miller-Como and Mark Gangloff. Head coach Cindy Dial has been around for a great deal of the Falcons' success -- 25 years at Firestone, 20 as a head swimming coach.

Recognized by the Akron Public Schools Board of Education at its May 8, 2023, meeting were:

Sarah Schueler: State alternate in Girls Relays

Juniors (alphabetical order)
Eva Nixon: 400 Free Relay (15th)
Stanley Niekamp: 400 Free Relay (18th)
Julia Quernemoen: 200 Free (11th), 500 Free (15th), 400 Free Relay (15th)
Audrey Sevald: 100 Backstroke (26th), 400 Free Relay (15th)

Seniors (alphabetical order)
*Academic All-American: at least 3.75 GPA all eight semesters
**Swimming All-American: Top 100 in United States in a particular event
Mason Brady: Academic All-American, 400 Free Relay (18th)
Tera Brilmyer: Academic All-American, three-time Swimming All-American, 200 IM (sixth), 100 Butterfly (15th), 400 Free Relay (15th)
Elle Dannemiller: (participated in 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke)
Sam Kmet: Academic All-American, 400 Free Relay (18th)
Jonny Marshall: 12-time Swimming All-American, currently holds five Firestone school records, three-time state champion in 100 Backstroke … 2023 state meet: 100 Backstroke (first), 200 Free (second), 400 Free Relay (18th)
Nick Michael: Academic All-American

APS Proud!

Image of Firestone Swim Team
Front Row (L to R): Joe Vassalotti, Sam Kmet, Cindy Dial, Elle Dannemiller, Sarah Schueler, Tera Brilmyer and Julia Quernemoen
Back Row (L to R): Jonny Marshall, Mason Brady, Nick Michael, Audrey Sevald and Eva Nixon
Missing: Stanley Niekamp
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