March 2017 TBD Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp

March 2017 TBD Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp
March 2017 TBD Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp

Escape the winter blues and train in warm, sunny Orlando, Florida. Our 4-day camp features two training levels for competitive swimmers ages 8-18 and offers both day and overnight packages.

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.

Peak 1 offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning while our Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning. In addition, all of our camps offer an in-depth mental conditioning curriculum designed to enhance a swimmer's self-esteem, develop focus skills and improve the ability to perform in stressful situations.

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 and clinics though out the United States and 15 foreign countries
  • More than 1,000 swimmers, from 40 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp in 2014
  • 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
  • A featured clinician at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world
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Staff

A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker. A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to...

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

A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. To develop the caliber of coaching we require, a comprehensive and systematic method of certification for our coaching staff is offered. Certification consists of three levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Coaches advance from one level to the next based on knowledge, experience, and achievement. An Honorary Coach category is also included.

ALL coaching levels fully endorse the PEAK mission statement, our holistic training philosophy, and the PEAK Promise. Additionally, they are active participants in the PEAK Your Knowledge Continuing Education program and have completed Red Cross safety training.

For more information please visit - http://swimcamp.com/swim-coach-bios/

Camp Details

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch & dinner
• Nightly recreational activities (DisneyQuest, Hard Rock Cafe, and more)
• Nike & PEAK gift pack

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities (DisneyQuest, Hard Rock Cafe, and more)
• Nike & PEAK gift pack

Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.

More Important Camp Details

PEAK 1:

Open to swimmers ages 11-18 who train 5,000 yards/meters (or greater) per practice.

PEAK 1 is our most challenging camp. It is well suited for accomplished senior-level swimmers and elite-level age group swimmers. Participants must be mentally, technically, and physically prepared to endure the rigors of 4 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. Approximately 75% of the total pool time is dedicated to physical conditioning; however, all sets include significant mental and technical expectations.

Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group’s needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!

All-together PEAK 1 includes: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 2-4 yoga sessions, and 4 mental conditioning sessions.

Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.

PEAK 2:

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 2 offers a 50/50 blend of technical and physical conditioning and well suited for medium to elite-level age group swimmers who have qualified for top age group competition in their state/province. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 4.5 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. In addition, they must exhibit a high degree of technical competency and physical fitness. Participants must be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns and the three competitive starts (front, back, relay).

Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!

All-together PEAK 2 includes: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 2-4 yoga sessions, and 4 mental conditioning sessions.

Camp Details

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM on March 22 at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.

CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 3:00 PM on March 25. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:30 PM.

CAMP EXTRAS

Videos:

THE PEAK REFRESHER:

This one-of-a-kind video is a tremendous visual aid that compliments the technical components learned in camp and is the perfect refresher for your swimmer year round!

THE PEAK REFRESHER VIDEO: The exclusive PEAK Refresher video is a visual aid tool containing more than 60 key technical tips. Its purpose is to serve as a review for PEAK swimmers upon their return home. The swimmer-friendly video, created by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp, contains performance enhancing tips from PEAK 1 and PEAK 2 camps. It features the front, back, and relay starts, the four strokes and turns. The video is available online via secure access, and sent to you via email at the conclusion of the camp. The PEAK Refresher video is also recommended for PEAK clinic attendees.

Added Benefits:

  • This unique video is designed to compliment the technical points presented in camp.
  • It is an invaluable tool to help your swimmer remember what they learned. No matter how hard a swimmer tries to remember all of the content presented at PEAK, it’s virtually impossible.
  • The video optimizes the PEAK learning experience and will pay for itself in improved performance.
  • Swimmers can refer to the video throughout the year to keep their performance at its peak.
  • Price: $75

Due to popular demand, 4-Stroke Video Analysis and Starts & Turns Video Analysis, sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, we ask that you sign-up at time of registration.
 
4-STROKE VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they swim and what needs to be improved upon. It takes stroke correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! Package includes:

  • Above and below water videotaping of all 4 strokes
  • 24 video clips in all – including side views (both left and right sides), and frontal views
  • A personal video review conducted onsite by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker
  • A detailed written summary and recommendations for improvement within 3 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $525.00

STARTS & TURNS VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they start and turn and what needs to be improved upon. It takes start and turn correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! Package includes: 

  • Above and below water videotaping of the front and back starts, plus start breakouts, and the 4 turns
  • 32 video clips in all – including side view and breakout of all starts, and side view and wall view of turns
  • A personal video review conducted onsite by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker
  • A detailed written summary and recommendations for improvement within 3 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $575.00
Private Swim Coaching:

Due to popular demand, both Private Coaching options sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, we ask that you sign-up at time of registration.

PREMIER PRIVATE COACHING: Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker is a master technician. His unique method of teaching and one-of-a-kind drills can transform a swimmer in just 60 minutes. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Only a few exclusive sessions are available each camp and they often sell out months before camp commences!

Price: $250

PRIVATE COACHING: A one-hour private session with one our PEAK Senior Assistant Coaches can transform a swimmer in as little as one hour. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Our talented Senior Assistant Coaches have a minimum of 3 years PEAK experience, and use the same philosophy and teaching approach as Coach Nick Baker. There are limited sessions available and they sell out quickly!

Price: $175

Books:

IN THE KNOW: A SWIM PARENT'S GUIDE: In The Know: A Swim Parent’s Guide is Coach Baker’s brand new book. It provides parents with essential inside swimming knowledge geared to maximizing the child’s swimming experience. Paperback: 124 pages. Price: $20.00

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

Getting To Camp:

Early Arrival Option: We highly recommend that Overnight Campers arrive the day prior to camp. Our early arrival package includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast and supervision. Swimmers may arrive from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00

Airport Transportation: A supervised shuttle service is available, to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO). This exclusive service includes meet & greet at baggage claim, and staff escort from the airport to the hotel via a private chartered shuttle. The service is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (March 21) and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (March 25). Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Price: $75.00 One-Way, $150.00 Roundtrip.

Note: We do not offer Unaccompanied Minor escort service. Swimmers are required to meet camp staff outside security at a designated location indicated in the camp registration packet.

A DAY AT CAMP 

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

CAMP FORMS

The Health & Release Form, NTC Waiver and Travel Form (if applicable) can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/

Facilities

Camp Pool Location

National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 241-7144

• 70 Meter X 25 Yard Pool
• Twenty-Seven 25-Yard Lanes
• Outdoor Heated Pool: 78 – 82 degrees 

CAMP LODGING

Hampton Inn & Suites
2200 East Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 536-6600
 
Located in Clermont, FL, the Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont is nestled between Florida's picturesque lakes and rolling hills, just minutes from Orlando. Drive a short distance from the Clermont hotel to many popular attractions such as Walt Disney World®, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Spend a day at the beach. Check out Clermont's award-winning Lakeridge Winery. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on stunning rivers or admire scenery from a Sunshine Express Boat Tour. The stylish guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed internet access. 

Camper Reviews

V.T., Puerto RicoParent of Orlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Inspired my son to be better!

I just wanted to share our positive story! My son attended your Spring Camp in Orlando for the second time. For him, it was an another amazing experience like the first time. For me, as a mom, who attends every single practice every day, it has been rewarding because I have seen the progress in technique and attitude in practice as well as in meets. This past weekend we had our first meet since the camp, and it is with great pride and joy to tell you that all of my son’s times went down!!! And he is getting really close to qualifying for National LC Championships in Puerto Rico. His times not only went down, but they decreased significantly. In the 100m Free, his entry time was 1:27.00 and he finished first in his heat with 1:21.51!!! Every night when my son goes to bed, he reads Coach Baker’s book, 101 Winning Ways. Thanks, Coach Nick and PEAK Coaches, for inspiring my son to be better! Hope to come back to another camp soon!!!

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B.P., FloridaOrlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

You asked me to send you my results from my last meet. Well, you were right, I swam awesome. I won 7 out of 7 events and high point! It felt so amazing. My mind was free of all the stuff I usually think about. I tried the mental ideas you taught me, it felt so easy to swim fast! My strokes and turns felt really smooth and fast. Everybody told me I looked great. My coach and parents couldn't believe how well I swam. Everyone kept coming up to me and congratulating me. They wondered what I had done to swim so fast. I just smiled at them. I don't want anyone to know my secret. You are the greatest coach ever. One visit to your camp made all the difference. I plan to come see you this summer. Hopefully you're not sold out. Thank you for everything.
 

S.W., FloridaParent of Orlando Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Great 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.
 

T.R., West VirginiaParent of Orlando Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Outstanding!

Just wanted to say thanks again for an outstanding two days of instruction. As you may recall, we left straight from Orlando for a weeks’ vacation. Upon returning we went to a three-day meet in Virginia. Lauren dropped 46 seconds and achieved three NAG times. After her last race she leaped from the pool, ran across the deck to deliver a hug of excitement. I have never seen a smile so big. What else can we say but THANKS!

Camp Dates & Prices

2016 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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