October 8-9 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

October 8-9 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic
October 8-9 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

Take Your Mark - Go! Jump start your swimming in just 2 days! Former Olympic Coach, Nick Baker and his coaching team are passionate, positive, and dedicated to improving each swimmer's skills. Saturday Start-Turn-Finish Clinic, Sunday Stroke Clinic, or 2-IN-1 Clinic for 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!

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! PEAK SNAPSHOT VIDEO

An exciting new video addition, where a few key components of swimmers’ starts, strokes, or turns are videotaped above or below water, then reviewed individually with each swimmer. SnapShot provides our swimmers with quick, visual feedback to improve their technique immediately!

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

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

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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: $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: $250
 
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: $250
 
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: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on October 8
STROKE CLINIC: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on October 9
START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on October 9

CAMP FINALE

STROKE CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 5:00 PM on October 8. Our closing ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: Clinic concludes at 3:30 PM on October 9. Our closing ceremony will be held at 3:30 PM before dismissal. Parents are invited 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

Private Coaching:

There are a very limited number of private coaching sessions available during the clinic. These are offered first-come, first-serve on the first day of camp. If you would like to place your name on the waitlist in advance, please email us at peakperformance@ussportscamps.com 

Hourly private coaching sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $250.00. Sessions with our Senior Assistant Coaches are $175.00.

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

A DAY AT CAMP (SATURDAY)

9:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. — SnapShot Video
10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. — Yoga
11:30 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
12:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. — Swim
2:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
3:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. — Swim

A DAY AT CAMP (SUNDAY)

8:30 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. — SnapShot Video
9:30 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. — Yoga
10:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. — Swim
12:30 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
1:00 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
1:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. — Swim

Facilities

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

CAMP LODGING

Delamar Greenwich House
500 Steamboat Rd
Greenwich, CT 06878
ph: 203.661.9800 | ph: 866.335.2627

Hyatt Regency
1800 E Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06870
ph: 203.637.1234

Stanton House Inn
76 Maple St
Greenwich, CT 06830
ph: 203.869.2110

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Dear Coach Baker,

My girls had an awesome time at the Greenwich Camp last week. They have not stopped talking about it and are truly excited about swimming again! I believe your approach was integral in making this a meaningful experience for them to apply the principles they learned for swimming as well as other aspects of life. I selected your camp because its holistic philosophy toward swimming so that they would develop in the sport with sound fundamentals and an approach to training.

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Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Before I came to see you I hadn't come close to my best time in over a year. Although my best time was a 1:06.88, the closest I came was 1:14.52. My coach couldn't figure out what to do. I spent two hours with you and I went 1:05.71 at States!

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Coach Baker, When we first spoke, I advised you of my daughter's deep desire to qualify for the state meet. One week after her private lesson with you she knocked off an amazing 14 seconds in her 100 BR and 6 seconds off her 50 BR easily qualifying for the state meet. On top of that, she showed improvements of at least four seconds in another six events. I want to thank you for helping my daughter believe in her ability and achieve her goals.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Stroke Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:30AM-3:30PM $250.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: 2 IN 1 Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Day 9:30AM-5:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Start-Turn-Finish Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:30AM-5:00PM $250.00
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.