April 15-18 Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp Orlando, Florida

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Our sunny Orlando 4-day camp features two training levels for competitive swimmers ages 8-18, and offers both day and overnight packages.

A Holistic Approach To Competitive Swimming

In order for a swimmer to realize their full swimming potential they must be mentally, technically and physically fit. Contrary to popular belief, physical fitness by itself is not enough. A swimmer must also possess a high degree of mental and technical fitness.

Referring to the chart below 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 and Peak 3 offers a 25/75 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.

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.

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.

Staff

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

Learn more about April 15-18 Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp

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 4.5 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, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 1 offers please click here
 
OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM on April 15 at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.
 
CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 3:00 PM on April 18. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:30 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

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, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 2 offers please click here

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM on April 15 at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.

CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 3:00 PM on April 18. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:30 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

PEAK 3:

Open to swimmers ages 8-13 who train less than 3,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 3 offers a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning and well suited for swimmers with competitive swimming experience of three or less years, or who have not yet qualified for top age group competition. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 2 hours of in-water training per day plus 30 minutes 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) at a rudimentary (or above) level.

Rather than offer generic sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level.
 
All-together PEAK 3 includes: 4 in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, and 4 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 3 offers please click here

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM on April 15th at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.

CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 1:00 PM on April 18. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

CAMP EXTRAS

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: $500.00 (SOLD OUT!)
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: $550.00 (SOLD OUT!)
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: $150.00 (Limit 2 Hours Per Swimmer)
 
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 weeks before camp commences!
 
Price: $200.00 (SOLD OUT!)
 
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

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 April 14, the day prior to camp commencement.  Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers. Price: $150.00

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from Orlando International Airport, is available. 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 (April 14) and from 3:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (April 18). Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. See Camp Policies for further information. 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. Price: $75.00 one way, $150.00 Roundtrip. 
 
 

A DAY AT CAMP (PEAK 1 & PEAK 2)

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
 


A DAY AT CAMP (PEAK 3)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Dry-Land
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Mental Skills Plus
11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Swim

 

CAMP POOL LOCATION

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

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 our comfortable 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. You can find many things to do near our hotel in Clermont, FL.

Relax in our comfortable Clermont hotel with a choice of thoughtful extras included with every stay. Our stylish guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed internet access. Enjoy a tranquil night's rest in a clean and fresh Hampton bed® and start your day right with Hampton's free hot breakfast. Cool off in our refreshing pool or work out in our well-equipped exercise room.


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Peak Performance Camper

  • 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.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
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.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Learn new skills

Adam finds your sessions with him extremely productive and he is learning a great deal under your coaching and guidance.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

My sons, Josh (15) and Ethan (10), spent time between X-mas & New Years at your camp in Orlando. Josh is struggling as he just moved up to 15 & O last month. Ethan has been a successful club swimmer with Ben Davis & Dave Little at Wildcat Aquatics here in Lexington, KY. Anyway, to make a long story short, Josh dropped times in all events, but the dramatic improvement in Ethan's strokes, especially his backstroke after your camp were awe-inspiring. Ethan has been a wonderful and fast swimmer, but his improvement at the Pilot Meet in Knoxville this past weekend was amazing. He attributes it to the fine tuning and great coaching he received with your "team". He finished 1st in the 50 breast (-2 sec) and 50 free (-1.6 sec), second in the 50 back (-2.4 sec), 100 back (-3.5 sec) and 100 fly (-1.8 sec) and third in the 100 breast (-2.5 sec), 100 free (-.8 sec), and 50 fly (+.3 sec). Several of these were 'AAAA' times as well, only one time below "AAA' by a hair. He also crushed his leg (fly) of the 200 medley with his team for a first place also.

Needless to say, we will be returning, and advertising your program to all our extended swim families as well. I'm sure that you hear these things alot and probably have many letters to hang on walls, but this is my first time writing to ANY program. Our kids learned alot, brought it to the pool and had fun doing so.


 

April 15-18 Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp

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1935 Don Wickham Drive
Orlando, Florida 34711


1-877-308-PEAK

April 15-18 Peak Performance Spring Swim Camp
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