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 4.5 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!
 
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.

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 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.
 
CHECK-IN
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

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
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: $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 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: 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 months before camp commences!

PRICE: $225 (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 (SOLD OUT!) 

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

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, 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 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

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!

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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

  • 5/5.
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

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