May 24-26 Peak Performance Swim Camp Westchester, New York

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Come to beautiful Westchester for a rare opportunity at this special 3-day "Super Clinic" featuring highlights from our challenging PEAK 1 camp curriculum.

A Holistic Approach To Competitive Swimming

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.

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Meet your coaching staff
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.

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.

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In the year prior to moving to the United States, one of Nick' swimmers, Lisa Flood, qualified for the 1992 Canadian Olympic Team in the 100 BR placing fourteenth overall. Nick attended the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games as Lisa's personal coach. Lisa also won the 200 BR at NCAA Division 1 Championships, medalled at the Pan American Games, and competed in her second Olympics in 1996 placing twelfth overall in the 100 BR.

In 1995, Nick published a motivational book for competitive swimmers entitled 101 Winning Ways. The material for the book came from observing the "winning ways" of successful swimmers.

Since the camp's inception, Nick has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, conducting his holistic swim camps. Past international locations include: Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Curacao, England, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. Past U.S. locations include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Peak Performance Swim Camp currently offers more than two dozen swim camps and clinics annually including clinics for triathletes and master swimmers. More than 800 swimmers participated in 2011. Private coaching as well as start, stroke, and turn video analysis are also available throughout the year.

In 2007, Nick formed a dynamic partnership with Nike-United States Sports Camps (USSC). USSC is the official and exclusive operator of US Sports/Nike Camps, America's largest sports camp network and official operator of Nike Sports Camps worldwide.

Over the last thirty-nine years, Nick has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities, including Olympic Finalists, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA Champions, Senior National Champions, Junior National Champions, State Champions, National and Junior National Qualifiers, Zone Champions, and Junior Olympic Champions.

Nick has been a featured writer in Swimming World magazine and presented at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world. He also acts as a consultant to various swim teams including the Greenwich YMCA in Greenwich, Connecticut.


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

Learn more about May 24-26 Peak Performance Swim Camp


Camp Details

Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on May 24.
Camp Finale
Clinic concludes at 3:00 PM on May 26. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Camp Extras

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

A Day at Camp

8:00 am – 9:00 am          Dry-Land
9:00 am – 11:30 am        Swim
11:30 am – 12:00 pm      Catered Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm        Yoga or Mental Skills PLUS
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm          Swim

Camp Pool Location

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

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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.
Thank you!

Where do I begin? We got home last night from a long, hot weekend at the Georgia Long Course Championships. It was so exciting – Chloe worked so hard all summer. When all the other kids were having sleepovers, sleeping in and going on vacation, Chloe gave it all up for her practices.

She came away being the Georgia Long Course Champion in the 50 Butterfly, 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, and (surprising us all!) 100 Freestyle. She was runner up in the 200 Backstroke, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Butterfly and 400 Individual Medley. 9 races, 9 best times and 9 AAAA swims. She broke the Georgia State Record in the 50 Butterfly and was the high point winner for 11-12 girls. The 100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke and 200 Butterfly were all Top 10 National Times. She won the 100 Freestyle by over 2 seconds, which you and I both know in a 100 Freestyle is hard to do!

I asked her how she did it, and she said she remembered you telling her that freestyle and backstroke are more leg dominate than arm dominate strokes. She said she swam every race "stupid" with a clear mind. She said she had no idea before the meet that she could swim those times but used your mental techniques to help her on each race. There is no doubt in my mind that what she took away from you and your camp was the key to her success.

Thank you again for doing what you do, and thank you for the letter of encouragement you sent her before the meet! Everyone at the meet was amazed, and I gave all the credit to your camp and her coach!

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.

May 24-26 Peak Performance Swim Camp Nick Baker, Camp Director Saw Mill Club East
333 N. Bedford Road
Westchester, New York 10549


May 24-26 Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp (Westchester, NY)   May. 24 - May. 26, 2014 Register

Programs: Weekend Clinic

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

3 Day Clinic 8:00AM-3:00PM: $595.00 Availability: Open

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