May 23-25 Peak Performance Swim Camp

May 23-25 Peak Performance Swim Camp
May 23-25 Peak Performance Swim Camp

Come to beautiful Westchester, New York and get the edge to faster swimming at this special 3-day "Super Clinic" featuring highlights from our challenging PEAK 1 camp curriculum. In-water training sessions will focus on starts, turns, & stroke technique.

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming. From intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level.


An exciting new video addition, where a few key components of swimmers’ starts, strokes, or turns are videotaped above or below water, then reviewed individually with each swimmer. SnapShot provides our swimmers with quick, visual feedback to improve their technique immediately!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Nick Baker
Camp Director

Nick Baker

Nick Baker cofounded the original Peak Performance Swim Camp in 1996. In 2005 he branched out on his own and founded the present-day version. His vision was to create a holistic camp with a focus on developing the whole swimmer from a mental, technical, and physical perspective.

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Nick Baker has been involved in competitive swimming since 1961. He swam competitively for 11 years (and qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 200M Breaststroke), coached club swimming for 21 years, and has exclusively run swim camps for the past 18 years. He started his coaching career in Canada in 1972, and moved to the United States in 1993 to run a competitive swim camp at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The camp’s one-of-a-kind holistic approach and positive coaching style was created by Coach Nick Baker, founder and head coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp. Following is a brief list of his swimming and coaching highlights:

• Qualified for Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke
• Twenty-one years as a club coach
• Coached at the World Junior Olympics in Madrid, Spain in 1991
• Attended the 1992 Olympics as the personal coach of Olympic Swimmer Lisa Flood
• Twenty years as an exclusive swim camp/private coach
• Author of two popular swimming-related books, 101 Winning Ways and The Swimming Triangle
• A featured writer for Swimming World Magazine
• Conducted more than 350 swim camps & clinics though out the US and 15 foreign countries
• More than 900 swimmers, from 40 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp in 2013
• A featured clinician at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world
• In the past forty-one years he has had the opportunity to work with many elite-level swimmers, including: World Record Holders, Olympic Medalists, Olympic Finalists, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA Champions, Senior and Junior National Champions, Zone Champions, State Champions, Junior Olympic Champions, and more
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A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker.

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A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker.

Camp Details

Maximizing swimming potential through a holistic training approach is the mission of Peak Performance Swim Camp. To fulfill our mission, we seek to empower our swimmers through a two-tiered process of teaching and training. The teaching side includes daily chalk talks, video presentations, and ongoing poolside demonstrations. In addition, a targeted teaching strategy focused on swimmers’ individual needs is employed.

Day Camp Amenities

• Daily Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming. from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level.

The clinic curriculum is a mental, technical, and physical blend based on our unique holistic philosophy. Although shorter in duration than our week-long camp, this 3-day Super Clinic features highlights from our challenging PEAK 1 camp curriculum. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

From a mental standpoint, swimmers will be introduced to the ideal training mindset, as well as the ideal racing mindset based on a number of individual criteria. From a technical standpoint, swimmers will be taught the same start, stroke, and turn technique used by the world’s top swimmers. From a physical standpoint, our in-water training sets and dry-land training sets will challenge each swimmer to the fullest.

All-together the Super Clinic includes: 6 challenging in-water training sessions, 3 dry-land training sessions, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2 mental conditioning sessions.


Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on May 23.


Clinic concludes at 3:00 PM on May 25. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.


THE SWIMMING TRIANGLE: Coach Nick Baker's second book is a unique, innovative, and essential guide to achieving superior mental, technical, and physical fitness in one of the world's greatest sports. Whether you're a coach or a swimmer, former Olympic coach Nick Baker's wholly integrated approach can help you maximize your true potential. In this book Coach Baker offers proven, results-oriented methods for gaining—and keeping—a competitive edge! Price: $25.00
101 WINNING WAYS: Written by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker, this book identifies 101 winning attitudes common to all great swimmers - including Michael Phelps. A must read for swimmers of all ages! Price: $15.00


8:00 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. — Dry-Land
9:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. — Swim
11:30 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Yoga or Mental Skills PLUS
1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. — Swim


The Health and Release Form is mandatory in order for a swimmer to participate in camp, and must be completed and signed in entirety before camp commences. Required by all campers (Day, Overnight, Extended Day) and at all camp locations.


Camp Pool Location

Saw Mill Club East
333 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549


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1 Holiday Inn Drive
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
1 888 HOLIDAY ( 1-888-465-4329)
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11 Kittle Rd.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 666-8044
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94 Business Park Dr.
Armonk, NY 10504
(914) 273-9090
Courtyard by Marriott
475 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-1122

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved it!

My daughter attended the camp in Westchester over the long weekend and LOVED it. She said the work was hard but good and the instruction great, because “they show us what to do, not just tell us.” We will definitely be coming back!

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Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

We just recently attended one of your swim clinics at the new Sawmill Club in Mount Kisco. The facility was absolutely beautiful. Your coaching staff was amazing and your camp curriculum was extremely progressive and thorough. My daughter came home so inspired. We’ll be back!

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

Wow! Just wanted to let you know how Dennis did at his high school meet last weekend. He swam the third leg of the 400 FR Relay. They had a big lead, so he swam with your new and vastly improved version of freestyle. He looked great and maintained the lead! He also swam the 100 BR and came up from the dive in first place and never gave up the lead. I think I can honestly say that was a first in his career. His starts and turns looked great. You really worked wonders with him this weekend. He seemed more confident than I have ever seen him before. He really takes in everything you say and believes that you give him the tools to be a better swimmer.

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Best Camp!

Attending your camp was one of the most memorable experiences my daughter has ever had. Megan had a blast and said she learned a great deal and worked harder than she had in a very long time. She is very anxious and excited to get started with the short course season. Your camp curriculum is far superior to anything we have ever experienced. Megan couldn't wait for the next practice to come. You are an excellent coach and positive role model. It was a true honor to have my daughter swim for you.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.