April 26-27 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic Baltimore, Maryland

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Visit Charm City for our 2-in-1 Clinic with a Start-Turn-Finish Clinic on Saturday and a Stroke Clinic on Sunday - and featuring our new SnapShot video training!

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.
 

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. Offered on Saturday only. View Camp Details for more information.
 

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. Offered on Sunday only. View Camp Details for more information.



Meet your coaching staff
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 17 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.

In the year prior to moving to the United States, one of Nick' swimmers, Lisa Flood, qualified for the 1992 Canadian Olympic Team. Nick attended the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games as Lisa's personal coach. Lisa also won the NCAA Division 1 Championships in the 200-meter Breaststroke, medalled at the Pan American Games, and competed in her second Olympics in 1996.

In 1995, Nick published a motivational book for competitive swimmers entitled 101 Winning Ways. The material for the book came from observing the "winning ways" of successful swimmers.

In 1996, Nick founded Peak Performance Swim Camp. Since the camp's inception, Nick has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, conducting his one-of-a-kind swim camps. Past international locations include: Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela. Past U.S. locations include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Currently, Peak Performance Swim Camp offers more than two dozen swim camps annually. Year-round private camps are also available.

In 2007, Nick formed a dynamic relationship with Nike-US Sports Camps, Inc. (USSC). USSC is the official and exclusive operator of Nike Sports Camps, and the largest provider of sports camps in the United States.

Over the last 38 years, Nick has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities - including Olympic Finalists, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA Champions, Senior National Champions, Junior National Champions, State Champions, National and Junior National Qualifiers, Zone Champions, and Junior Olympic Champions.

Other highlights in Nick's coaching career include co-creating "The Missing Link Fitness Test" in conjunction with the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. The test is an all-encompassing, strength and flexibility evaluation for competitive swimmers of all ages. Nick has also presented at numerous, international coaching clinics and consulted for various swim teams worldwide. He currently consults at the Greenwich Y in Greenwich, Connecticut.
 

Learn more about April 26-27 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

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 Start-Turn-Finish Clinic and Stroke Clinic for a total weekend package for only $395.00.
 

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.
 
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.
 
 

Sunday 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.
 
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.
 
♦ For more information on our Swim Clinic Camp Structure click here

 

Check-In Time

2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC:
8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 26
 
STROKE CLINIC:
8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 27
 
 

Camp Finale

START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC:
Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on April 26. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND STROKE CLINIC:
Clinics conclude at 4:00 PM on April 27. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

Day Camp Amenities

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack
 
 
 

A Day At Camp

9:00 - 10:00 am          Dry-Land
10:00 - 12:30 am        Swim
12:30 - 1:00 pm          Catered Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm            Yoga or Mental Skills Training
2:00 - 4:00 pm            Swim
 
 

Camp Extras

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


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Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.

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

  • 5/5.

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.

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.

Dear Coach Baker,

A much belated note to let you know that Christine very much enjoyed your clinic in Baltimore a few weeks ago. We felt very fortunate that you were able to spend 2 hours 1-on-1 coaching her. You are such a gifted coach and it was wonderful to have the benefit of your insight and experience. Christine has very much taken on board all of your feedback and put it into practice as soon as we got back to London. She has been working very diligently on her turns and is considerably more confident. We had a meet this past week-end at which Christine was able to get another 9 year old club record for the 50M FL. She now holds five club records across several strokes and distances.

April 26-27 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

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26 Magothy Beach Road
Baltimore, Maryland


1-877-308-7325

April 26-27 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic (Baltimore, MD)   Apr. 26 - Apr. 26, 2014 Register

Programs: Start-Turn-Finish Clinic

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 9:00AM-4:00PM: $225.00 Availability: Open
Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic (Baltimore, MD)   Apr. 26 - Apr. 27, 2014 Register

Programs: 2 IN 1 Clinic

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 9:00AM-4:00PM: $395.00 Availability: Open
Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic (Baltimore, MD)   Apr. 27 - Apr. 27, 2014 Register

Programs: Stroke Clinic

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 9:00AM-4:00PM: $225.00 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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