The OLY coaching staff has a very high level of experience developing swimmers from the novice level to Olympic gold medalist. The program prides itself on the professional and highly qualified coaches it has. If you have any questions that are related to: workouts, meets, goal setting, and other swimming related needs; please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Adam A Cooper
Adam comes to join forces with his brother to be the Co-Head Coach of OLY. He spent 23 years with the Flint YMCA Falcons as their head coach. While under the leadership of Cooper the Falcons won 2 YMCA state titles and 2 YMCA zone titles. Their YMCA national team placed in the top 10 multiple times and he coached over 100 different All-Americans. Adam brings a lot of experience to OLY at all levels of the sport. While coaching in the YMCA league Cooper was a member of the Great Lakes Zone Commitee and also held a position on the YMCA National Advisory Board. In 2014-2015 Adam was named to the USA National Team coaching staff. Cooper was also selected as a member of the 2013 18 & Under USA World Championship coaching staff that competed in Dubai, UAE. Cooper worked with world class athlete Courtney Weaver who was junior national champion in 2011 and was 9th at Olympic Trials in 2012. She won 12 YMCA national titles and at one point held 5 YMCA national records and 8 Michigan state records. She was named to the USA National Team in the summer of 2014. At that time Courtney was ranked 17th in the world and 4th in the United States in the 200M Butterfly.
Cooper received a degree from Oakland University in 1994 and swam for the Pioneers from 1989-1991. Adam lives in Grand Blanc with his wife Angie(who also swam at OU) and their 3 boys Garren, Connor and Owen who all swim with the program.
Head Age Group Coach
Ahern started coaching with OLY in 2003. Ahern is the Head Age Group coach and responsible for the development and implememntation of the OLY age group program. Ahern has been the guiding force behind the early development of many of OLY's national level swimmers. Coach Naylis brings 18 years of age group coaching experience to the OLY program. Ahern came to OLY after 3 years as the Head coach for the Rockford Riptide. He attended Grand Valley State University with a major in English. He has also served several times as Age group coach for the Michigan Zone team and was also Program Development Director for Michigan Swimming from 2006-2008. He is currently the General Chair of Michigan Swimming. He resides in Oxford with his wife Traci and their children Ashlyn and Grady.
Head Senior Assistant
Andy started coaching with OLY in 2009. Prior to his arrival he was the head coach of the Plymouth-Canton Cruisers for 4 years after serving as the head age group coach for 3 years. Andy is actively involved in all aspects of the OLY senior program. Coach Cebull is instrumental in bridging the gap from our age group program to our senior program at OLY. Coach Cebull has represented Michigan Swimming as a coach for the Central Zone Championships. In college, he competed in distance freestyle events for Eastern Michigan University from 1999 – 2003. While at Eastern, Andy contributed to 4 consecutive Mid-American Conference team championships and received MAC Swimmer of the week honors during his senior season. He ranks among the top 10 performers in EMU history in the 500 Freestyle. Andy lives in South Lyon with his wife, Annie, and their daughters Maci and Rori.