October 11-12 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

October 11-12 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic
October 11-12 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

A Holistic Approach To Competitive Swimming

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.

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 $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.

Dates & Prices

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 Start-Turn-Finish Clinic and Stroke Clinic for a total weekend package for only $425.00.
 
 

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: $425
 
Check-In
Check-in will take place from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM on October 11 at the Greenwich YMCA.
 
Camp Finale
Clinics conclude at 3:00 PM on October 12. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

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: $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
Check-in will take place from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM on October 11 at the Greenwich YMCA.
 
Camp Finale
Clinic concludes at 5:00 PM on October 11. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 4:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

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: $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.
 
Check-in
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on October 12 at the Greenwich YMCA.
 
Camp Finale
Clinics conclude at 3:00 PM on October 12. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 

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
 
 

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack
 
 

A DAY AT CAMP (SATURDAY)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.       Mental Skills PLUS
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.           Yoga
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Swim
 
 

A DAY AT CAMP (SUNDAY)

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.          Mental Skills PLUS
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.            Swim
 
 

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

Guests enter this luxury hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut through a welcoming lobby laid out with comfortable furnishings, marble flooring, gorgeous rugs and drapery, and gilt-framed works of art. The Library features a fireplace, complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea and contains personal items from the owner's private collection, including a portrait of his great-grandfather. Meanwhile, on the top floor of this luxury hotel, guests enjoy dedicated "concierge level" services including an attendant during peak hours, complimentary breakfast, wine and cheese and shoe shines.

All guests of our Greenwich, Connecticut hotel can enjoy an array of complimentary amenities: continental breakfast, parking, WiFi access, hotel shuttle within an 3-mile radius, and concierge services.
 
 
Hyatt Regency
1800 E Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06870
ph: 203.637.1234

Indulge in luxuries at our AAA Four Diamond, Hyatt Regency Greenwich. A surprising alternative to traditional New York City hotels, our elegant suburban hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut lets you get away from it all, without having to go far. Within our English manor-styled Greenwich hotel, you’ll discover premier business amenities, fine dining and a soaring atrium retreat filled with plants and trees, scenic paths, bridges and streams.

Kick back in your newly renovated room or suite and enjoy our peaceful resort atmosphere. Recharge and rejuvenate with a day at our full-service spa and salon. Play golf at nearby courses, go for a swim in our glass-enclosed pool or relax on the sundeck. With a location just minutes from Stamford and New York City and close to major interstates, our pampering Greenwich, Connecticut hotel is an experience you deserve.


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

This historically plaqued mansion in the posh town of Greenwich, Connecticut was designed as a private residence by Stanford White over 100 years ago. Lovingly restored in a country décor by its current owners, The Stanton House Inn is situated on a residential street only a few steps away from Greenwich’s fine shops, gourmet restaurants, and cultural attractions.

In this setting of cozy old world charm, The Stanton House Inn’s twenty individually decorated bedrooms including three suites offer modern comforts and amenities presented in an unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere. Our warm and friendly staff makes every effort to ensure your comfort. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast in our dining room or on our patio (weather permitting).

Greenwich’s prime location on beautiful Long Island Sound makes it the Gateway to New England. The perfect first stop for touring Still Revolutionary Connecticut, Greenwich also offers a convenient alternative for a visit to New York City, just thirty-five miles away and easily accessible by train or car.

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Facilities

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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 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.

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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.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: Start-Turn-Finish Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 10:30AM-5:00PM $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
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open
* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Stroke Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $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.