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Mar 19, 2014 - Great first full day at Juniors
The first full day at the 2014 NCSA Juniors in Orlando was a good one for OLY swimmers. OLY swimmers combined for 4 out of the 5 swims they had today as life time best. Christine Leong was 2:02.54 in ...
Nov 10, 2013 - OLY Alumni Get their Rings!
OLY Alumni (from left to right) Jonathon Ekleberry, Matt McNamara and Justin Glanda received their 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championship Rings on November 9, 2013. They also have won the...
Nov 4, 2013 - OLY Fall Spiritwear order under "Important Dates"
The Fall Spiritwear Order is located under "Important Dates" with the "Swim Meets" tab. The deadline is 8:00 a.m. Sunday, November 10.
Oct 21, 2013 - 12 & Under State Meet Logo Contest
Hello OLY Families, As most of you already know, we will be hosting the 12 & Under Short Course State Championships at OU in March. The Board thought it would be fun to hold a contest to see wh...
Oct 20, 2013 - OLY FALL CLASSIC RESULTS POSTED
All results are now posted
Jul 17, 2013 - 2013 Short Course Try-outs Scheduled
Try-Outs for the 2013-14 Short Course Season will take place on Monday, August 12th at Avondale High School. The address is 2800 Waukegan Street, Auburn Hills, MI. If you would like to reserve a t...
May 1, 2013 - Farewell to Our Seniors - 2013
Alex Blankenburg Patrick Costello Payton Hoff Kyle Lichtenberg Callum Liddiard DJ Rusiewski Sydney Schurig Madeline Tegner
Mar 27, 2013 - Show Your Support for Detroit Swims: Buy a T-Shirt!
Hello We are contacting local Michigan swim teams about supporting Detroit Swims . This is an urban initiative that has a mission to teach ALL the kids in Detroit to swim. Many local teams have bee...
Mar 7, 2013 - Coach Cooper on Morning Swim Show
Watch Coach Cooper be interviewed on The Morning Swim Show on Swimming World TV as he promotes the NCSA Junior Nationals and the Live'Yers. http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/
Feb 13, 2013 - Vanderkaay retires!!
Peter Vanderkaay makes his retirement confirmed on his Birth Day, yesterday, February 12th. Read the interview by Josh Davis on the link below. http://swimswam.com/ten-questions-with-olympians-peter...
Jan 31, 2013 - Rusiewski Receives Offer of Appointment to Naval Academy
Congratulations to DJ Rusiewski who has received, and accepted, an Offer of Appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he will continue his swimming career next fall. The selection process ...
Dec 28, 2012 - Thank You From Gleaners!
Thank you, Oakland Live Y'ers and your organization for holding a food drive to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank. We received 345 pounds of assorted food from this terrific effort. This generous...
Nov 14, 2012 - Congratulations to our OLY Seniors - Letter of Intent Signing
Congratulations go out to our seniors who signed their letter of intent this week for their future college. Kyle Lichtenberg - Eastern Michigan University Callum Liddiard - University of Buffalo Patr...
Oct 22, 2012 - Detroit Swims on TV
To all supporters of Detroit Swims WDIV will be doing a piece on Detroit Swims tomorrow at 11:00 PM .....it will be featuring the event that was held at the YMCA last week. Enjoy and thanks ag...
Sep 13, 2012 - Congratulations to our 7 Scholastic All Americans!
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel in both the classroom and the pool. The Scholastic All-American Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point of 3.5...
Aug 9, 2012 - OLY Wins 2012 Senior LC State Meet
Congratulations to all our OLY swimmers who participated in this year's Senior LC State Meet. The team had some great swims and brought home the 2012 Championship title. We are so proud of all of ...
Aug 6, 2012 - Jeff Cooper Nominated for the O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award - VOTE OFTEN
Behind every Olympian there?s someone who ignited the spark. Encouraged them to dream. The O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award honors these individuals. For Peter Vanderkaay that inspiration to chase the...
Jul 31, 2012 - OLY 2012-13 Try-Outs Today!
Our 2012-13 short course tryouts will be held today, Tuesday 7/31, at Oakland University from 6:30 till 8:30. Registration will take place on the pool deck. Please come prepared to get in and swim f...
Jul 28, 2012 - Vanderkaay wins bronze in the 400!!
Peter Vanderkaay wins a bronze medal in the 400 free tonight at the London Olympics! Congratulations to Peter on his second individual olympic medal!!
Jul 28, 2012 - Vanderkaay 2nd after prelims!!
Peter Vanderkaay is currently second after the preliminaries of the 400 free at the London Olympics. Peter's 345.8 is only .8 out of first. Also making the final was Peter's USA teammate Conner Dwyer ...
Jul 27, 2012 - MLive Article Spotlighting OLY
Check out the MLive article entitled "Olympic spirit of Peter Vanderkaay still resonates at Oakland Live Y'ers swim club (with video)." One of our members stumbled across it. It's worth the time to ...
Jul 24, 2012 - 2012 Is Truly A Special Year for OLY
Dear OLY Families, Alumni and Friends, 2012 is truly a special year for the sport of swimming. Firstly, the London 2012 Olympics! We will undoubtedly witness some incredible performances at the hig...
Jul 17, 2012 - Looking for a Way to Support Peter and Team USA?
Order a t-shirt and support Team USA and Peter Vanderkaay at the London 2012 Olympics! ALL profits go to Detroit Boll YMCA "Swim Detroit" Initiative. ( www.ymcadetroit.org/boll ) Here's t...
Jun 26, 2012 - Vanderkaay Makes 3rd Olympic Team!
Representing OLY, Peter Vanderkaay made his third Olympic team by winning the 400 Free Monday night in a time of 3:47.67 at the Olympic trials in Omaha. To read more about his exciting race, check ou...
Jun 13, 2012 - Welcome Our Newest Member
Congratulations to Traci and Ahern Naylis on the birth of their son, Grady Daniel! Grady made his arrival at 2:23 am on June 13th, weighing in at 7lbs 8oz and was 19 1/4 inches long. Best wishes to ...
Mar 13, 2012 - Farewell to our Seniors - 2012
Each season, as we wrap up our Short Course season, we must say farewell to our graduating seniors. Many of you will have the opportunity to wish them well at the OLY banquet which is coming up on Ap...
Jan 4, 2012 - OLY Finishes Out 2011 on a High Note
We are about half way through our short course season. Here is a recap of our team?s highlights and accomplishments which occurred in 2011. In October, the OLY Fall Classic was a great success with ...
Dec 28, 2011 - Your Donations At Work
For those of you who donated to the Urban Swim Initiative, you might want to check out the WXYZ link below. The news footage highlights Peter Vanderkaay's efforts to help inner city kids learn how to...
Dec 13, 2011 - 50th Anniversary OLY Ornament For Sale
OLY turns 50 years old next year! We are entering our golden years! Coincindentally the same year the 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, England. The team is planning a golden anniversary c...
Dec 5, 2011 - Swimmers Helping Others - December Meet Charitable Collection
As a service to those who are less fortunate, the JR2 group will be collecting the following items during the upcoming OLY Tri meet December 16 & 18. Please consider bringing any of the items to th...
Oct 19, 2011 - Brains & Brawn: OLY Congratulates Its 8 Scholastic All-Americans For 2010-11!
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel in both the classroom and the pool. The Scholastic All-American Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point of 3.5 o...
Sep 20, 2011 - Support a Great Cause - Rehabilitation Institue of Michigan (RIM)
Come on out and support a great cause! The Rehabilitation Institue of Michigan (RIM) is holding it's 10th Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball game this Thursday, September 22nd at Oakland Universi...
Sep 13, 2011 - It's Not Always About Swimming!
This story is not about swimming, it's about the spirit of giving. Former OLY swimmer, Eric Lichtenberg is in the Kajjansi District of Uganda. He is working there with his church group. He walks on...
Sep 11, 2011 - OLY Parent Meeting
What: Parent Meeting Where: Pioneer Room (upstairs at OU) When: 3pm SUNDAY, September 18, 2011 This meeting is for ALL parents. It doesn?t matter if you ...
Aug 13, 2011 - OLY Gets Some Good Press
For those of you who might have missed it, check out the Oakland Press article which ran last week regarding the team. http://www.miprepzone.com/oakland/results.asp?ID=5217 Go OLY!
Jun 15, 2011 - Peter Vanderkaay Returns to His Roots….
Peter Vanderkaay is OLY?s most decorated swimmer. He has Olympic Gold Medals from the 2004 and 2008 Summer games, swimming on the 4 x 200m Freestyle relays and in 2008 he earned an individual Bronze m...
May 21, 2011 - New Parent Orientation - LC
Two new parent orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 31st in the wet classroom at OU. The first will take place at 5:30 pm. The second at 6:00 pm. If you are new to OLY, please make sur...
Apr 1, 2011 - Farewell to Our Graduating Seniors!
Mar 22, 2011 - Third Time's a Charm for Aaron Pang!
Aaron Pang took the Men?s 13-14 years old High Point trophy at the Michigan 13 and Over State meet last weekend. This in itself is news enough BUT Pang also accomplished this task in quite a uniqu...
Feb 16, 2011 - OLY recognized as one of nations top clubs
Once again the OLY program has been recognized as one of the top elite club programs in the United States. OLY was ranked 27th in the overall club excellence scoring for the 2009-2010 performance seas...
Jan 22, 2011 - OLY Swimmers Start the Year Out Right!
OLY Swimmers were out in force for the month of January. Our team swam competitively in two locations the weekend of January 14-16. Forty-six (46) swimmers headed south to Kentucky to swim in the Ke...
Jan 10, 2011 - Star Invitational - Buffalo 2010
The Oakland Live Y?ers took a select team to the 2010 STAR Short Course Invitational meet in Buffalo again this year. Our team has been attending this meet for 13 years. The meet has specific cu...
Nov 18, 2010 - OLY Alumni gives back through the sport he loves
Swimmers/Parents The below link will take you to the article about Peter Vanderkaay and his work with Childrens hospital. http://www.swimnetwork.com/news/swimming/blogs/conocophillips-gives-back/201...
Oct 13, 2010 - OLY Spirit Wear Available - Including Photos
Time to show your OLY pride! The fall Spirit Wear order form is now available! Orders are due October 17th. You may find the order form by rolling your mouse over the menu item OLY Programs (on th...
Oct 6, 2010 - Travel Meet Hotel Information Now Posted
Travel Meet Hotel information for the short course season has now been posted on the website. To view hotel information, roll your cursor over Events, then click on the drop down menu item "Travel Me...
Sep 25, 2010 - 9 OLY swimmers make Scholastic All-American!!
BRAINS & BRAWN? USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM Congratulations to: Sean Chabot, Jonathan Ekleberry, Justin Glanda, Matt McNamara, Ariel Hodges, Hannah Mattar, Julie Okorn, Molly Scha...
Sep 3, 2010 - 2012 USA Olympic Trial Cuts announced
GET READY!! GET TO WORK!! The 2012 USA Olympic Team Trial time standards have been announced. The 2012 USA Olympic Trials will be held in Omaha, Nebraska June 25-July 2nd at the Qwest Center. Who will...
Aug 17, 2010 - OLY swimmers at Junior Nationals
Congratulations to the eight swimmers who represented OLY at the 2010 USA Swimming Juniors Nationals Last week in Irvine, CA. Team members were: Hannah Mattar, Melissa Scott, Madeline Tegner, Matt McN...
Aug 1, 2010 - OLY wins State meet!!
Congratulations to all those that participated in the 2010 Long Course State Championships. OLY won the Women's and Men's and Combined Team titles!! This was a great full team effort. OLY swimmers ama...
Jul 19, 2010 - Fitter & Faster Tour at Oakland University
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Jul 7, 2010 - Long Course State Meet Apparel
Dear OLY Families, If you would like to order apparel for the Michigan Long Course State Championship meet see attachment (2 pages.) Please note OLY orders MUST be sent to judykent06@gmail.com ...
Jun 27, 2010 - OLY wins TWST Invitational in Houston, Texas!!
It took every event in the three day meet to determine a winner but when the dust settled after the final relay (boys 400 free relay) OLY was left alone a top of the leader board just 9.5 points ahead...
Jun 25, 2010 - OLY leads teams race after day one in Texas
After the first day of the TWST texas invite hosted by The Woodlands, OLY is leading the team race over Curle Burke by 2 points. This unique meet, which brings together 6 of the top 25 club programs i...
Jun 20, 2010 - Long Course State Meet Hotel 2010
Long Course State Meet Hotel Information Below is the hotel information for the Long Course State Meet in Holland. Please keep in mind this is a busy season in Holland and if you do not book by the cu...
Jun 16, 2010 - Fitter and Faster Tour
Fitter and Faster tour is back! The Fitter & Faster Tour is coming to Rochester,MI on October 3, 2010 and will be held at the Oakland University Aquatic Center! This event will be hosted by two ...
May 27, 2010 - OLY swimmers at USA Select Camp
Four OLY swimmers from the senior blue group have headed to University of Miami of Ohio for the USA Select Camp this weekend. Some of the countries best young swimmers are gathering in different secti...
May 6, 2010 - 8th Annual OLY Golf Outing
The 8th Annual OLY Golf Outing is going to be June 19 th at Boulder Pointe Golf Club again this year. We are doing an afternoon outing this year and have lowered the cost in an attempt to expand our ...
Apr 25, 2010 - Road Construction on Squirrel Road
SUBJECT: Road Closure - Squirrel Road Construction Project between Walton & Featherstone Roads Click HERE for details and maps.
Apr 6, 2010 - OLY Alumni honored at Northwestern University
Congratulations to Tony Mattar for being recognized as a role model and leader at Northwestern University. Northwestern honored 19 student-athletes in the athletic department as athletes that exemplif...
Mar 31, 2010 - OLY Photos updated
OLY is now using a share site on shutterfly to post photos! Go to the menu item - OLY Programs, then click on Photo Gallery and follow the directions to view photos of NCSA Junior Nationals, Sectional...
Mar 30, 2010 - Summer meet schedule now posted
The summer meet schedule is now posted! You can find it by rolling your mouse over "Events" in the menu bar, then click on the drop down item "Meet Schedule."
Mar 28, 2010 - OLY finishes 2nd at Sectionals
After four days of competition OLY finished 2nd in the combined team race. OLY's women's team and men's team were also 2nd in the individual team races as well. Megan Fox was the female High Point awa...
Mar 27, 2010 - Third day at Sectionals a charm!
Going in to the third day of competition at the Speedo Sectionals, OLY had yet to win an individual event. That was all remedied when Matt McNamara and Megan Fox won their two events respectively!! Mc...
Mar 25, 2010 - OLY still second after day two at sectionals
After two full days of competition at the 2010 Sectionals in Indianapolis, OLY is still chasing Carmel swim club. The Live Y'ers are currently 212 points down to Carmel with two days of competition to...
Mar 24, 2010 - Great first day at Sectionals
After the first day of competition at the 2010 Central Zone Sectional Championships(long course meters), OLY is only 43 points behind Carmel Swim Club. There were a lot of fantastic swims by the OLY s...
Mar 21, 2010 - OLY wins runner up combined team award at state meet
Mar 20, 2010 - Strong last night moves OLY to top 15 at NCSA Juniors
With a very strong last evening highlighted with a team record by the boys Medley Relay, the OLY junior national team was able to move into the top 15 at Junior Nationals in Orlando. Megan Fox got thi...
Mar 19, 2010 - OLY 16th after fourth day at Juniors
After four days of swimming the OLY junior team is sitting in 16th in the overall team combined championship. OLY had some outstanding swims the last couple days that highlighted 2 team records set by...
Mar 16, 2010 - Junior National team in Orlando
After a day and half of swimming in Orlando, the OLY junior national team has already broke 3 team records and had 7 swims qualify for finals. On the first evening of the meet, the boys team of Sean C...
Mar 13, 2010 - OLY finishes 5th at Age group states
Congratulations to all the participated in the 2010 Age group state meet over the weekend at Waterford Mott High School. OLY finished 5th this year and is the highest finish in 5 years for our 12&unde...
Mar 12, 2010 - Another great night for OLY at 12&under state meet
Congratualtions to all the OLY swimmers that competed this evening at the 12&under state meet. The team is currently in 5th place over all and had another banner evening at finals tonight! Lets hear i...
Mar 11, 2010 - OLY 12 & unders tearing it up
The Michigan 12&under state championships are under way and OLY is tearing it up! Today was the first day of the three day championships. OLY is currently in 5th place overall. 37 swimmers from the OL...
Mar 7, 2010 - 13&Over State Meet Apparel
The deadline to pre-order apparel for the 13&Over State Meet is tonight at 10pm. You may find more information and an order form by going to the Event page for the meet. Or click HERE .
Mar 6, 2010 - SPRING/SUMMER REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
SPRING/SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! Please go to the OLY website, log in to your account, then click on Membership Info on the left side of the home page. (You will also find a link under th...
Feb 24, 2010 - National Team to be selected at NCSA JR's
EXCITING NEWS!! At this years NCSA Junior National Championships, a national team will be selected from the final results to compete in Dublin Ireland in April. Read more aboout the exciting news at t...
Feb 21, 2010 - OLY receives Silver Medal status
Once again, OLY has received recognition as one of the top swim programs in the country from USA Swimming. The live Y'ers received a Silver Medal level in the 2010 Club Excellence program run by USA S...
Feb 16, 2010 - MI Open article on swiminfo.com
Summary article about the Michigan Open, hosted by OLY last weekend, on swiminfo.com. ARTICLE ON SWIMINFO
Feb 11, 2010 - MI Open Friday in the books
There were some excellent swims on the first night of the 2010 Michigan Open being held at Oakland University Aquatic Center. Winners on Friday night were: Vanessa Balogh (women's 1650), Nick Arakelia...
Feb 7, 2010 - Friday Psyche Sheets for MI Open
Please check under the MI Open event page for psyche sheets for Friday night at the MI Open. All events are positive checkin.
Feb 7, 2010 - Live results for MI Open
LIVE RESULTS
Feb 6, 2010 - Junior Olympics (JO) Meet Apparel Order Form
Feb 4, 2010 - 12 & Under State Meet Apparel
Feb 2, 2010 - 3 OLY swimmers get invite to USA Zone Select Camp
Congratulations to Madeline Tegner, Callum Liddiard and AJ Mattson for being invited to attend the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp to be held at Miami University in Ohio in late May. Each swimmer was se...
Jan 31, 2010 - Sectional Swimmers - Texas Trip
Jan 27, 2010 - 12 & Under State Meet Hotel
March 12-14th 12&U State Meet - There are a few rooms available at the Hilton Suites, 248-334-2222, for the 12 & Under State Meet for anyone traveling from the other side of town. The rate is $89.00 a...
Jan 20, 2010 - OLY Parent Survey 2010
The OLY Board of Directors would like your feedback. We continue to strive to make OLY the best swim club around. Please submit this form before January 29, 2010. There will be follow up group meet...
Jan 20, 2010 - Sun & Snow - Team Pricing Updated
Sun & Snow, our Speedo team vendor, has updated the price list for 2010. Pricing information can be found by rolling your mouse over OLY Programs, then click on Merchandise/Equipment, then the link f...
Jan 19, 2010 - MI OPEN Apparel Order Due NOW!
If you have not yet ordered your MI Open apparel, you may do so until 6pm on 1/21. The order form is on the OLY website. Just select MI Open on the Events page and then select the apparel order ...
Jan 19, 2010 - Sun and Snow - Team Vendor - Coming to OU
OLY Swimmers/Parents - Our team vendor, Sun and Snow, will be at the Michigan Open at OU Feb. 12-14. As we approach the Championship season, this is a good opportunity to take inventory and purchase ...
Jan 7, 2010 - Best Times Have Been Updated
All Swimmers "Best Times" have been updated. To view best times (team), roll your cursor over the menu item BestTimes&Records, then Best Times SC. To view your swimmers best times and or any meet res...
Dec 14, 2009 - Another great year in Buffalo
Congratulations to all the swimmers that participated in the STAR invite this year in Buffalo over this past weekend. This year had many challenges with the Thursday session being canceled due to weat...
Dec 6, 2009 - OLY Bowling Party a Success
The OLY Bowling Party was a success, with over 78 participants. OLY Swimmers showed their holiday spirit and generosity as always, and much fun was had by all! Gifts to be donated to the Lighthouse i...
Dec 4, 2009 - Glanda makes finals at nationals
Justin Glanda placed 23rd in the men's 200 free Friday evening at the 2009 USA AT&T Short Course National Championships being held in Seattle Washington.. Justin was the 7th fastest 18 and under swimm...
Dec 2, 2009 - OLY Swimmers in the Oakland Press
OLY Seniors Jonathan Ekleberry and Megan Fox were featured in an article in the Oakland Press! Read the story online HERE .
Nov 19, 2009 - Spirit Wear Order Has Arrived!
The spirit wear order has arrived. If you placed an order for Spirit Wear, it will be available for pick-up at the KAW swim meet this weekend. Swimmers that have not received their "team uniform" T...
Oct 13, 2009 - Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear Order - The ONLY spirit wear order of the short course season is DUE BY OCTOBER 23rd! Please review the order information, print the form, and submit your order as soon as possible. Any ...
Oct 13, 2009 - Swim Caps
Swim Caps will be available at the meet this weekend at the Clerk of Course table from Kathy Swartz, or from Judy Kent. Latex Swim Caps 1 @ $5.00, 3 @ $13.00, and 5 @ $22.00 Silicone Swim Caps $12 e...
Oct 7, 2009 - Scholastic All America Team
Congratulations to these OLY swimmers who qualified for the USA Swimming Scholastic All America Team for 2008-2009! Jonathan Ekleberry Justin Glanda Julie Okorn Melissa Scott The SAA program is open...
Sep 19, 2009 - Travel Meet Hotel Info
Dec. 10-13 th Star Meet Buffalo - Buffalo Marriott Niagara ? The rate is $96.00 a night. If you would like to reserve a room please e-mail me with the dates and number of rooms. Also, if you have Mar...
Sep 10, 2009 - OLY Meet Deadline Approaching
The deadline to sign your swimmer up for the OLY meet is fast approaching. Swimmers must declare their intention to participate by Monday, September 14. A list of swimmers who should sign up for thi...
Sep 10, 2009 - Meet Schedule Now Available
The Meet Schedule for the short course season is now available! You will find both the Age Group meet schedule (12 and Unders), and the Senior meet schedule by placing your curser over Events in the ...
Sep 10, 2009 - OLY Meet Volunteer Sign-Up Now Available
Please be advised that Volunteer sign up is now available for the OLY Fall Classic. All families are required to participate in the volunteer program. Check your family's requirement at the OLY web...
Sep 9, 2009 - Swim Champions Swim Clinic
Fitter and Faster in Rochester! http://swimchampions.com/detail/rochester-mi/
Sep 6, 2009 - OLY Swim School Registration Form Now Available!
The OLY Swim School Registration form is now available. Please check out the Swim School page under Team Info, or click here for more information and to print form.
Sep 4, 2009 - Latest Volunteer Points/Hours
The latest volunteer points are available for review. You will also see a conversion to the new "Hours" format. These hours will be credited to your family account. Click here to view. If you ha...
Aug 25, 2009 - Tech Suit Article
Read Tech Suit Article HERE .
Aug 20, 2009 - New Volunteer Info
Implementation of the New Volunteer Program As you are all aware, the OLY Board is working hard to have our new web site up and running in the near future. With the new web site there will be som...
Aug 12, 2009 - Mark Daniels Memorial Fund
Mark Daniels Memorial Fund As you probably know, Mark Daniels, a MI Swimming official, passed away last fall. Mark had a tremendous impact on the sport of swimming in Michigan, with his love for the ...