April 30-May 1 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

April 30-May 1 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic
April 30-May 1 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

Kick-start your summer season with powerful technique tips to help you swim smarter and faster. The beautiful pool facility is located in the quiet suburban area of Pasadena, Maryland and within easy commute distance from Annapolis MD, Washington DC, and Baltimore MD.

Attend a single day clinic for $250.00 each. OR attend both the Stroke Clinic and Start-Turn-Finish Clinic for a total weekend package for only $425.00. 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. A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to...

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

A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. To develop the caliber of coaching we require, a comprehensive and systematic method of certification for our coaching staff is offered. Certification consists of three levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Coaches advance from one level to the next based on knowledge, experience, and achievement. An Honorary Coach category is also included.

ALL coaching levels fully endorse the PEAK mission statement, our holistic training philosophy, and the PEAK Promise. Additionally, they are active participants in the PEAK Your Knowledge Continuing Education program and have completed Red Cross safety training.

For more information please visit - http://swimcamp.com/swim-coach-bios/

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 $250.00 each OR attend both the Stroke Clinic and Start-Turn-Finish Clinic for a total weekend package for only $425.00. Get twice as much elite training for less cost!

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

More Important Camp Details

2 IN 1 CLINIC Package

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: $425

Saturday Stroke Clinic

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

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.

Sunday 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.

CHECK-IN 

2 -IN-1 CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 30
STROKE CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 30
START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM on May 1

CAMP FINALE

STROKE CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on April 30. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on May 1. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited 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
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

A Day At Camp

9:00 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. — 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 Plus
2:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. — Swim

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 '15

  • 5/5.
Give your strokes a boost!

What can Peak Performance swim camps do? My son 6 years ago went to his first of 5 camps and was dead last in the county high school meet for the 500 Freestyle. Now in college he is in the top 5 for the 1650, 500 and 200. Even at 19, we plan to get more touch ups and changes to his strokes to improve his times. He started out barely 5' and now 6'3" and although you expect high school and club coaches to know how to modify strokes for a swimmers size, sadly many don't. NICK DOES!! Nick Baker is an outstanding Coach, great motivator and you will see improvements. ALL I CAN SAY IS THANK YOU!!! 

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Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Truly grateful!

I wish to express how truly grateful I am for the past couple of years. I owe any ounce of technique and mental tips to you, Coach Nick.  From the first time I stepped foot at your camp until now, I feel like there has been a huge change in my maturity level and focus, and most of that is due to Peak Performance camps.  That is why I keep coming back…and every time the camps seem to get better and better.

Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Amazing!

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.H., MarylandParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
My son has made every practice since count!

Coach Nick,

Now that the waves have calmed from our short course season and we are just ramping up long course, I want to take the opportunity to thank you and make you aware of the tremendous impact you have had on my son’s swimming. He worked with you last summer in Orlando and at the spring at the Baltimore clinic. In the past, he had been a “middle of the pack” swimmer with times that consistently approached the A standard. After spending a week with you in July, he was a swimmer transformed! Not only did he come back to our club team with more polished technique, he came back with a completely new and confident attitude. He took your lessons of swimming positively to heart and has made every practice since COUNT! This winter, he made our regional JO’s in all of his events and was even named to the sectional Zone team in the 200fly. He is currently transitioning to our “senior ” team ( the only one from his training group) and is working hard to meet this new set of challenges. I believe your stroke analysis, perfectly frank and on point criticisms and sound advice have set him squarely in the proper direction for meeting his future goals.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Start-Turn-Finish Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $250.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* 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.