December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp

December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp
December 27-31 Peak Performance Swim Camp

Get away to the warm sunshine during the Holiday season and visit the #1 family destination in the world, Florida, home of Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.

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. 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.

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Nick Baker
Camp Director

Nick Baker

Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker founded Peak Performance Swim Camp in 1996. His vision was to create a holistic approach that would maximize an individual's potential and meet the needs of competitive swimmers of all ages and abilities. Over the past 19 years thousands of swimmers have participated in a Peak Performance Swim Camp.

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The camp’s one-of-a-kind holistic training approach and positive coaching style is the creation of Coach Nick Baker, Founder and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp. Following is a brief list of his swimming and coaching accomplishments:

  • 1968 — 200 Breaststroke Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • 1972-1993 — Professional Club Coach
  • 1989 — Canada Games Coach
  • 1991 — World Junior Olympic Coach - Madrid, Spain
  • 1992 – Olympic Coach – Barcelona, Spain (Personal Coach of Lisa Flood)
  • 1993-Present — Professional Camp Coach and Private Coach
  • 1996-Present — Founder and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • Author of Two Popular Swimming-Related Books, 101 Winning Ways and The Swimming Triangle
  • Featured Writer for Swimming World Magazine
  • Featured Clinician at Coaching Clinics Around the World
  • 1996-Present — Director and Head Coach at Over 400 PEAK Swim Camps and Clinics Throughout the United States and 15 Foreign Countries
  • 2014 — More than 1,000 Swimmers, from 40 Countries, Attended Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • Past 43 Years – Coached Many Elite-Level Athletes including: World Record Holders, Olympic Medalists, Olympic Finalists, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA Champions, Senior and Junior National Qualifiers, Zone Champions, State Champions, High School State Champions, Junior Olympic Champions and more
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Staff

A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker: Highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years of professional coaching...

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

  • Highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years of professional coaching experience, from across the country and abroad
  • Most staff have numerous years experience working with Coach Baker and employ his positive coaching style
  • Passionate and enthusiastic, our coaches assist Coach Baker in making our camps and clinics second to none
  • Learn more about our PEAK coaches at http://swimcamp.com/swim-coach-bios/

Camp Details

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.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES

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

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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: 9 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 3-4 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 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: 9 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 3-4 yoga sessions, and 4 mental conditioning sessions.

CHECK-IN
Camp Check-in and Orientation, for both swimmers and parents, will take place at the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center. Please enter the facility via the front main entrance, and check with the front desk for the room location. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive to camp wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing. 

PEAK 1 CAMP:  Tuesday  •  December 27  •  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

PEAK 2 CAMP:  Tuesday  •  December 27  •  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

CAMP FINALE
Camp concludes at 12:30 PM on December 31. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:00 AM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

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

VIDEO ANALYSIS:

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 (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: $575.00 (SOLD OUT!)

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: 1992 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 (SOLD OUT!)

DELUXE 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 (SOLD OUT!)

COACH BAKER'S FOUR 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: $10.00

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

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. (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 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 and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp. Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Price: $75 One-Way, $150 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

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

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M.G., IllinoisOrlando Winter Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you for all you have done for me!

Dear Coach Nick, I’m sorry I won’t be able to join you for swim camp in Orlando next month. But it’s for a good reason. I qualified for Summer Junior Nationals after a 5 second drop in the 200 back (LC) in March from a 2:22.02 to a 2:17.65. I just missed the Olympic Trials cut by 1 second! I also dropped 5 seconds in 200 back short course going a 1:59.33 and coming in second in State (Illinois). A few weeks ago I also qualified  for the 100 back at Junior Nationals. I know that a lot of my success in swimming was due to the 4 summer camps with you in Orlando and a few weekend clinics with PEAK. You taught me so much about being physically strong, mentally strong, and technically strong. Everything really came together for me this winter and spring when I was able to drop a lot of time in my best events. I am excited to swim at Juniors at the end of Summer. Hopefully I will make finals! I remember when you told me that someday that I would make Junior and Senior Nationals, swim D1, and be the captain of my college swim team. I have two more years of high school and I will keep you updated! Thank you for all you have done for me.

A.G., New JerseyParent of Orlando Winter Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Most meaningful role in my swimming career!

Dear Coach Nick, I am very excited and a bit emotional that I will be soon attending my final winter Orlando camp as a swimmer. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single camp and clinic and have never failed to go back home with a multitude of mental and technical skills. There comes a time in every swimmer’s career (several times actually) where they get to truly reflect on their accomplishments and triumphs as well as their shortcomings and failures that shaped them into the athlete they have become. This final, senior year has been my time to ponder on all of my age-group years and connect them to the possibilities that are to arrive for me in the future. As I think about everything, the first thing that comes to my mind are the years I have spent under your guidance at Peak Performance. I have never encountered a coach that paid so much attention to me and internally believed in my abilities. You never failed to give me honest advice that extended past simple technical adjustments and because of you I emerged both a tougher and more conscientious athlete. I recently committed to swim for a Division 1 program at Louisiana State University and study within their Honors College. You have played the most meaningful role in my swimming over the last 10 years. If I had never stepped onto the pool deck at your camp 9 years ago, I do not think I would have ever amassed all this knowledge and insight into this sport. Thank you, Nick, for helping me develop as a swimmer and instilling the confidence and self-belief that I can truly accomplish what I set out to do. I look forward to making this final camp a positive and memorable one. See you soon.

Parent of Orlando Winter Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Thank you again for everything you do!

Coach Baker, my daughter has attended the Peak Performance Swim Camp in Orlando for many, many years. She is now a senior in high school. She has Junior National times in the 100Fly, 100Back, 200Fly and 200Back. She will be signing her National Letter of Intent this week to be a scholarship athlete, swimming for Division 1 school Georgia Tech. I truly believe that her many hours spent with Peak Performance and her privates with you every year helped her achieve this goal. Thank you again for everything you do for the kids and the swimming community. All the best!

Parent of Orlando Winter Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Inspiration!

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. 

Parent of Orlando Winter Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Thank you so much!

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 Orlando Winter Camper '14

  • 4/5.
Amazing!

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 Orlando Winter Camper '14

  • 5/5.
See you again soon!

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.

Orlando Winter Camper '13

  • 5/5.
Best swim camp ever!

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 Orlando Winter Camper '13

  • 4/5.
Thank you!

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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: PEAK 1
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $1,445.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,815.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $1,595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: PEAK 2
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $1,245.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,615.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00AM-9:00PM $1,395.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.