February 2018 TBD Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics

February 2018 TBD Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics
February 2018 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. 

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 18-21, 2017)
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 age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their age.

TURNS & STROKE CLINIC (February 18-19)
Gain a competitive edge by improving your turns! The 2-day Turns & Stroke Clinic covers the four competitive turns including timing the approach to the wall, turn speed at the wall, the underwater travel sequence, ad breakout. The clinic also focuses on key performance areas in the four competitive strokes. Areas include the butterfly body position and breathing cycle, the backstroke arm cycle and kick, the breaststroke body position and pull, and the freestyle kick cycle and timing. Offered on February 18-19 only. View Camp Details for more information.

STARTS & STROKE CLINIC (February 20-21)
Gain a competitive edge by improving your starts! The 2-day Starts & Stroke Clinic covers both the front and back start including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, and breakout. The clinic also focuses on key performance areas in the four competitive strokes. Areas include the butterfly arm cycle and kick sequence, the backstroke body position and pull, the breaststroke kick and timing, and the freestyle arm cycle and breathing. Offered on February 20-21 only. View Camp Details for more information.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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TURNS & STROKE CLINIC (FEBRUARY 18-19, 2017) 

Open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their age.

The majority of swimmers lose valuable time at the walls and are forced to play catch-up swimming down the lane. The 2-day Turns & Stroke Clinic covers the four competitive turns including timing the approach to the wall, turn speed at the wall, the underwater travel sequence, ad breakout. The clinic also focuses on key performance areas in the four competitive strokes. Areas include the butterfly body position and breathing cycle, the backstroke arm cycle and kick, the breaststroke body position and pull, and the freestyle kick cycle and timing.

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on February 18.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on February 19. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

STARTS & STROKE CLINIC (FEBRUARY 20-21, 2017)

Open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their age.

Swimmers will learn how to turn an average start into a good start, and a good start into a great start! The 2-day Starts & Stroke Clinic covers both the front and back start including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, and breakout. The clinic also focuses on key performance areas in the four competitive strokes. Areas include the butterfly arm cycle and kick sequence, the backstroke body position and pull, the breaststroke kick and timing, and the freestyle arm cycle and breathing.

OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on February 20.
 
CAMP FINALE
Clinics conclude at 3:00 PM on February 21. Our closing ceremony will be held at 3:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP (FEB. 18-19)

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Mental Skills Plus
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Swim
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Catered Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Yoga or Dry-Land
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Swim

A DAY AT CAMP (FEB. 20-21)

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

CAMP EXTRAS

COACH BAKER'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:

1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker has created an outstanding video series for swimmers looking to improve their technical and physical performance. There’s no better teaching tool than visual aides to effectively demonstrate and practice these skills!

PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Video: Swimming alone cannot develop the strength, flexibility, agility, or coordination needed to perform at the elite-level. The PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Training Video targets these all-important physical traits – giving swimmers a clear, competitive edge. The five, high-energy training circuits demonstrated in the video can be performed away from the pool and require no equipment. It’s the perfect fit for motivated swimmers on the move! Format: Stream video online. 82 minutes. Price: $85.00

PEAK Refresher 2.0: The PEAK Refresher 2.0 video, produced by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker, builds on the fundamentals of Refresher 1.0 and introduces many elite-level skills not available on other swimming videos. The multiple and innovative camera angles take learning to a whole new level. The skills presented in this video are guaranteed to boost swimming performance! Format: Stream video online. 59 minutes. Price: $115.00

PEAK Refresher 1.0: The PEAK Refresher 1.0 is a state-of-the-art video also produced by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker. It vividly illustrates key elements of the front, back, and relay start, along with the four strokes and turns. The step-by-step format greatly enhances learning. Format: Stream video online. 44 minutes.

PEAK Refresher Combo Package: Purchase the PEAK Refresher 2.0 video AND receive the PEAK Refresher 1.0 at half price ($75 value)! The PEAK Refresher 2.0 builds on the fundamentals of Refresher 1.0, providing comprehensive technical instruction for novice to elite-level competitive swimmers. Price: $150.00

The Ultimate PEAK Package: Purchase all 3 videos–PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Video, PEAK Refresher 2.0 video, and PEAK Refresher 1.0–at an incredible value! PLUS receive a free copy of Coach Nick Baker’s newest book, Un-Limit Yourself! A Must-Read for Serious Swimmers. The Ultimate PEAK Package provides an unparalleled, visual training experience combining the best of in-water technique skills, dry-land strength drills, and tips for a positive mindset. Price: $225.00

BOOKS:

Nick Baker, Founder of Peak Performance Swim Camp and 1992 Olympic Coach, provides unparalleled swim knowledge described in each of his books. With over 43 years of coaching experience with thousands of competitive swimmers from novice level to Olympic champions, Coach Baker addresses all-important topics ranging from the power of positive mentality and superior technique to building confidence and ideal strength and flexibility. Coach Baker’s books are perfect gifts to inspire and teach swimmers, coaches, and parents alike!

UN-LIMIT YOURSELF! A Must-Read for Serious Swimmers: NEW! The latest book by Olympic Coach Nick Baker is dedicated to serious swimmers striving for peak performance. This tremendous how-to pocket guide identifies 17 limiting factors that handicap swimming performance and how to overcome them. If identified early, these factors are within the swimmer’s power to change! Paperback. 52 pages. Price: $15.00

THE SWIMMING TRIANGLE: Coach Nick Baker’s most popular book is an 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, 1992 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! Paperback. 326 pages. Price: $25.00

101 WINNING WAYS: Written by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker, this motivational book identifies 101 winning attitudes common to all great, world-class swimmers. Each winning attitude is described with an easy-to-remember phrase and simple imagery to enhance visualization. It’s a must-read for swimmers of all ages! Price: $15.00

IN THE KNOW: A SWIM PARENT'S GUIDE: 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker shares pearls of wisdom gleaned from coaching for more than forty years and provides parents with essential inside swimming knowledge geared to maximizing their child’s swimming experience. Coach Baker sheds light on many unanswered questions parents have about swimming, and guides them in making the right decisions for their child. Paperback. 124 pages. Price: $20.00

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.