August 29-30 Peak Performance Summer Weekend Swim Clinic

August 29-30 Peak Performance Summer Weekend Swim Clinic
August 29-30 Peak Performance Summer Weekend Swim Clinic

THE CLOCK IS TICKING! The new season is about to start. Make a difference this season and come to our LAST MINUTE CLINIC!

The clock is ticking! The new season is about to start. Make a difference this season and come to our Last Minute Clinic! Attend a single day clinic for $225.00 each. OR attend both the Start-Turn-Finish Clinic and Stroke Clinic for a total weekend package for only $395.00. Get twice as much elite 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! SNAPSHOT VIDEO TRAINING

An exciting new video addition, where various parts of swimmers’ starts, strokes, or turns are videotaped above and below water, and individually reviewed by one of our master coaches. SnapShot is a fantastic teaching tool.

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 14 years thousands of swimmers have participated in a Peak Performance Swim Camp.

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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

2 IN 1 CLINIC Package

Peak Performance is NOW offering 2 clinics in 1 weekend at a discount price! Attend a single day clinic for $225.00 each OR attend both the Start-Turn-Finish Clinic and Stroke Clinic for a total weekend package for only $395.00.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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2 IN 1 CLINIC

Get twice as much elite 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. Price: $395

SATURDAY START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC

Gain a competitive edge by improving your starts, turns, and finishes! This 1-day clinic includes elite training for 3 Starts, 7 Turns, and 4 Finishes. 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.  Price: $225

3 - The Number of Starts Covered
Swimmers will learn how to turn an average start into a good start, and a good start into a great start! Starts covered include: 2 types of track starts, 2 types of back starts, and 2 types of relay starts.

7 - The Number of Turns Covered
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. Turns covered include: 4 standard turns (FL, BK, BR, FR) plus 3 IM Transition Turns.

4 - The Number of Finishes Covered
A winning finish takes advance planning; and our unique finish progressions will show swimmers how to plan for victory. Finishes covered include: butterfly, breaststroke, and freestyle, plus 3 types of backstroke finishes.
 
Refine your stroke technique to swim faster and more efficiently! This 1-day clinic includes elite training for all 4 Strokes and 5 Components within each stroke. 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.  Price: $225

SUNDAY STROKE CLINIC

4 - The Number of Strokes Covered
At Peak Performance Swim Camp, we believe every swimmer should be an IM'er first and a stroke/event specialist second. Unfortunately, few swimmers possess the essential knowledge necessary to take their stroke to the top. Our Stroke Clinic will introduce swimmers to the latest and greatest stroke technique.

5 - The Number of Parts within a Stroke
Research indicates that elite-level swimmers enjoy up to 75% technical advantage over the average swimmer - an astonishing amount! Our state-of-the-art stroke progressions will generate instant improvement by focusing on the 5 key stroke components (Body Position, Arm Cycle, Kick Cycle, Breathing Cycle, and Timing) of all 4 strokes.

CHECK-IN 

2 -IN-1 CLINIC: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM on August 29
START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM on August 29
STROKE CLINIC: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM on August 30

CAMP FINALE

START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on September 12. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND STROKE CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on September 13. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP

9:00 a.m. | 10:00 am — Dry-Land
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 Mental Skills Training
2:00 p.m. | 4:00 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

Big Vanilla Athletic Club

26 Magothy Beach Rd.
Pasadena, MD 21122

Distance from Pool:
Annapolis MD, 15 miles/20 minutes
Washington DC, 40 miles/45 minutes
Baltimore MD, 20 miles/30 minutes

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Action packed two days!

Hi Coach Baker, Another well run camp and an action packed two days!... Leslie was thrilled to be able to attend and even more pleased to find Coach Tim in her corner again...it was just like picking up from where we left off last camp in Mount Kisco!

The timing couldn't have been better as we had an A-Champs meet the following weekend in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and Lilah P.B.'d in all but one of her events.(definitely in response to some of the critical technique refinements and enthusiasm she gained from her time in Baltimore).

Our Nickel City Aquatics team ended up taking 1st place overall at that meet for the small teams category. We can't thank you and your team enough for the dedication and care you put into your camps. It's been an honor and privilege to have taken part in these. We hope to meet again someday soon.

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Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Great camp!

Kyle looks great thanks to you. He dropped 4 seconds in his 200 IM. He's also got his dive back. Audrey is doing amazing since her visit. She took first place the 100 FL this past weekend. Max dropped another 3 seconds in his 100 BR. The kids think you're the best coach in the world.

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks so much!

Once again, thank you so much for the wonderful time at your camp. Max was so happy when he returned home and has since improved in all of his times. He recently dropped 16 seconds in his 400 IM. It was a great pleasure to watch you and your staff in action.

P.B., PennsylvaniaParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
We truly appreciate all you have done!

We wanted to share with you the amazing change that took place with our son after he left your clinic last weekend in Baltimore. He is a totally different person! His coaches called us on Wednesday and asked what was going on. They said his strokes are stronger, he is very focused, and dominating the lane once again. With my wife and I, he is quoting lines from your practices and has taken on your philosophy. His outlook is brighter and he looks forward to practice and JO’s with a new found vision. We truly appreciate all you have done for him.

D.D., VirginiaParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
camp curriculum is far superior!

Attending your camp was one of the most memorable experiences my daughter has ever had. Megan had a blast and said she learned a great deal and worked harder than she had in a very long time. She is very anxious and excited to get started with the short course season. Your camp curriculum is far superior to anything we have ever experienced. Megan couldn’t wait for the next practice to come. You are an excellent coach and positive role model. It was a true honor to have my daughter swim for you.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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