December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp Orlando, Florida

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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.

At Peak Performance we pride ourselves in offering a balance between physical, technical and mental training. Referring to the chart below Peak 1 offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning while Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning. In addition, this camp offers 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

• 4 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.

Read Full Bio

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 & clinics though out the US and 15 foreign countries
• More than 900 swimmers, from 40 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp in 2013
• A featured clinician at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world
• 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
Staff

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

Learn more about December 27-31 Peak Performance 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 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!
 
Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming related injuries.
 
All-together PEAK 1 includes: 9-10 challenging in water training sessions; 4-5 dry land training sessions (including yoga); and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 1 offers please click here
 
CHECK-IN PEAK 1 
Check-in will take place at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center, from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, on December 27.

CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 12:00 PM on December 31. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 11:30 AM. 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 physical and technical 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 physical fitness and technical competency. 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: 9-10 challenging in water training sessions; 4-5 dry land training sessions (including yoga); and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 2 offers please click here
 
CHECK-IN PEAK 2
Check-in will take place at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center, from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM, on December 27.
 
CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 12:00 PM on December 31. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 11:30 AM. 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 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 (Only 14 Hours Available - 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. (Minimum age is 10 years for overnight campers.) We are unable to receive swimmers at the hotel prior to 1:00 p.m. on December 26th, the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00
 
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from Orlando International Airport, is available. The service is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (Dec 26th) and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (Dec 31st). Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. See Camp Policies for further information. We do not offer Unaccompanied Minor service. Swimmers are required to meet camp staff outside security at a designated location indicated in the camp registration packet. Price: $75.00 (Per Person, Per Way) 
 
 

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 POOL LOCATION

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

CAMP LODGING

Hampton Inn & Suites Claremont
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.
 
Read camper reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.

My son participated in your camp this past Christmas break in Orlando. He was in PEAK 1. Upon his return home, he swam in a major competition in Toronto. I honestly did not recognize him. His strokes were so long and smooth and his turns were faster than I have ever seen before. He improved his times in every event and made finals in everything. You do amazing work.

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

Hello Mr. Baker,

I wanted to keep you up to date on Dalton. He was at your camp in Orlando this last December.

After going to your camp he not only improved his times but took 1st place for the 500 y free at the Cherokee County swim meet for high school swimming and went onto State with a time of 5:02, also getting 2nd in state for the 200 Free and going to state for the same. Although not moving onto the finals, for 16 years old and just starting swimming 2 1/2 years ago he did great and even better thanks to your help.

They just announced the all-county swim team for Cherokee county and he was one of five from his school to get selected.

He dropped almost 20 seconds from last year on the 500 free and 6 on the 200 free. His fly and breast stroke improved considerably, he still needs to work on those but over the next year and seeing you again I am sure it will improve considerably.

Thank you and he will definitely be seeing you again for more help in the next year.

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

I just wanted to thank you for the best swim camp ever. Over the past four years I’ve attended four different swim camps. I learned more and improved more in your camp than all the other swim camps combined. What I liked most was the way your taught stroke technique and your positive attitude. You also know how to make swimming fun. My coach couldn’t believe my strokes when I got home. He said he would only recommend your camp from now on. Next summer my parents said I can come for the whole summer. Thanks again.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

My daughter was in the winter Orlando camp. She was stuck on some times for the past 6 months, not really improving. After the camp, the drag chute was removed. She has gone from middle of the pack to top, finishing a 90 swimmer event in 1st place (50M Free). Can you forward to me contact infromation for her coach at the Orlando Camp? He was instrumental in her success. I want to thank him personally as well as the folks and Nick at the Camp. It is a pleasure to see an athlete perform at their potential. Thank you PPSC.

December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp

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1935 Don Wickham Dr.
Orlando, Florida 34711


1-877-308-PEAK

December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Peak Performance Winter Swim Camp (Orlando)   Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2014 Register

Programs: PEAK 1

Age Group: 11 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 8:00AM-3:00PM: $1,295.00 Availability: Open
Overnight: $1,595.00 Availability: Open
Extended 8:00AM-9:00PM: $1,445.00 Availability: Open
Peak Performance Winter Swim Camp (Orlando)   Dec. 27 - Dec. 31, 2014 Register

Programs: PEAK 2

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 8:00AM-3:00PM: $1,195.00 Availability: Open
Overnight: $1,495.00 Availability: Open
Extended 8:00AM-9:00PM: $1,345.00 Availability: Open

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

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