February 2017 TBD Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics

February 2017 TBD Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics
February 2017 TBD Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics

Choose 2-day clinic or 4-day camp! Mount Kisco was voted best family town in Westchester County, New York. Residents enjoy its natural beauty and easy accessibility to New York City, only a 25-30 minute train ride to Grand Central Station.

TWIN PEAK PACKAGE

We are offering two, back-to-back twin clinics at a discount price: Register for a 2-day clinic for $450 or attend both 2-day clinics for a combined, 4-day camp experience for only $825. Get twice the elite-level training for less cost!

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

NEW! PEAK SNAPSHOT VIDEO

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 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.

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

Camp Details

TWIN PEAK CLINICS (February 13-16, 2016)

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

TURNS & STROKE CLINIC (February 13-14)
Gain a competitive edge by improving your turns! This 2-day clinic includes elite-level training for all 7 Turns, plus technique training to refine all 4 strokes. Also featuring our NEW Snap Shot video training. Offered on February 17-18 only. The curriculum for both 2-day clinics are uniquely different.

STARTS & STROKE CLINIC (February 15-16)
Gain a competitive edge by improving your starts! This 2-day clinic includes elite-level training for all 3 starts, plus technique training to refine all 4 strokes. Also featuring our NEW Snap Shot video training. Offered on February 15-16 only. The curriculum for both 2-day clinics are uniquely different. 

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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TURNS & STROKE CLINIC (FEBRUARY 13-14, 2016) 

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

NEW! Featuring SNAPSHOT Video…Our Turns & Stroke Clinic features an exciting new video addition, where a few key components of a swimmer’s 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!

The majority of swimmers lose valuable time at the walls and are forced to play catch-up swimming down the lane. Our innovative turning progressions will reverse that trend! This 2-day clinic includes elite-level training for all 7 turns, plus technique training to refine all 4 strokes. Turns covered include: 4 standard turns (FL, BK, BR, FR) plus 3 IM Transition Turns.

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on February 13.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on February 14. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

STARTS & STROKE CLINIC (FEBRUARY 15-16, 2016)

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

NEW! Featuring SNAPSHOT Video…Our Starts & Stroke Clinic features an exciting new video addition, where a few key components of a swimmer’s starts 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!

Swimmers will learn how to turn an average start into a good start, and a good start into a great start! This 2-day clinic includes elite-level training for all 3 starts, plus technique training to refine all 4 strokes. Starts covered include: 2 types of track starts, 2 types of back starts, and 2 types of relay starts.

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on February 15.
 
CAMP FINALE
Clinics conclude at 3:00 PM on February 16. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP (FEB. 13-14)

9:00 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. — Mental Skills Plus
10:00 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. — Swim
12:30 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. — Yoga or Dry-Land
2:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. — Swim

A DAY AT CAMP (FEB. 15-16)

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

CAMP EXTRAS

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
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

Facilities

Camp Pool Location

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

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
See you again soon!

Coach Nick and Staff, We just want to tell you what a great experience our son had at the Westchester Starts & Strokes Clinic this past February. The clinic happened to be a couple of weeks before CT Regionals and he had best times in EVERY event. He looked great, his starts were much quicker, and despite having just moved up an age group, he placed in every event he raced! We'll see you all again soon!

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Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Such a positive force!

Dear Coach Nick, we can’t thank you enough for being such a positive force in our daughter’s life. You have motivated her, trained her, and made it possible for her to achieve as she has. The most important is that she knows that you only expect the best from her. Thank you for all that you do.

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Coach Nick, we want to thank you again so much for all you’ve brought to our daughter during the 3 PEAK camps she’s attended in 2014. She has progressed strongly and is truly passionate about swimming – thanks to a very large extent to what she’s learned with you. It was definitely worth the trip from Belgium! We are booked to come back again to the Orlando Winter Camp and look forward to seeing you soon.

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Quality camp!

We are most impressed by the quality of the swim camp. Coach Nick and his team are not only excellent coaches, they are also caring and encouraging. Many swimmers hit a plateau in their training. It’s difficult to move forward without knowing the problem and how to correct it. Coach Nick and his staff spotted the areas our daughter needs to improve and helped her to correct them. We would like to thank Coach Nick and team for the excellent experience our daughter had.

Peak Performance Swim Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Amazing!

Just attended the Westchester clinic at the Saw Mill Club. Coach Baker is amazing! Greatest coach I’ve ever met. Incredibly skilled at his craft and very humble. I’m currently reading his book. I wish there were more coaches like him. 

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '14

  • 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!

M.G. New JerseyParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '14

  • 5/5.
camp was great!

Thank you for the care, knowledge, and support you have given to my daughter. Both of us believe that her achievements over the years are mainly due to your teaching. As always your camp was great and you were an inspiration to her. Thank you!

Camp Dates & Prices

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