October 14-15 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

October 14-15 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic
October 14-15 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

October training in Florida is swim-perfect with terrific weather and a fabulous facility. Our unique clinics are custom designed by Former Olympic Coach Baker, and offer excelled training for all levels of competitive swimmers ages 8-18. Attend our START & STROKE CLINIC this Fall in Orlando.

Open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus age.

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 & clinics though out the US and 15 foreign countries
  • More than 900 swimmers, from 40 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp in 2013
  • A featured clinician at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world
  • 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
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Peak Coaching Staff
Staff

Peak Coaching Staff

A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. Our passionate and experienced coaching team is comprised of stroke technicians, teachers,...

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A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. Our passionate and experienced coaching team is comprised of stroke technicians, teachers, and motivators - who inspire our swimmers with their enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of swimming. All PEAK coaches fully endorse our mission statement, our holistic training approach, and positive coaching style. Staff availability varies and is subject to change per location.

Our Coaching Staff: swimcamp.com/coaches

Camp Details

The 2-day Start & Stroke Clinic covers both the front and back start including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, and breakout. Start work is offered on both days. The clinic also focuses on key performance areas in the four competitive strokes. Areas include the butterfly arm cycle and kick sequence, the backstroke body position and pull, the breaststroke kick and timing, and the freestyle arm cycle and breathing. Stroke work is also offered on both days. For the benefit of our repeat clients, new technical content is added each clinic.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

More Important Camp Details

The vast majority of competitive swimmers are in serious need of concentrated start and stroke work. It should be an ongoing process that continues throughout their swimming careers. Skills are never permanent and require constant attention and refinement. At Peak Performance Swim Camp, we offer a variety of impactful techniques and skill progressions that dramatically improve start and stroke techniques. The techniques taught are extremely adaptable meaning swimmers can continue to use them upon returning to their home pools.

CHECK-IN TIME

  • SATURDAY CLINIC: 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on October 14
  • SUNDAY CLINIC: 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on October 15

CAMP FINALE

  • Clinic concludes at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 15. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP

8:00 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. — Dry-Land & SnapShot Video
9:00 a.m. | 9:30 p.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
9:30 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. — Yoga
1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. — Swim

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!

Yoga for Peak Performance: The more flexible the swimmer, the greater the speed! And yoga is the perfect way for swimmers to increase their flexibility. Greater flexibility in the shoulders, chest, hips, and ankles allows the body to generate more propulsion and flow through the water with minimal drag and greater ease. The Yoga For Peak Performance video, led by professional instructors Theresa and Calvin of College Park Yoga, offers a series of effective yoga postures designed to relax the body and enhance flexibility in as little as 15 minutes a day! Price: $65.00

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: $15.00

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

Facilities

Camp Pool Location

National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 241-7144

• 70 Meter X 25 Yard Pool • Twenty-Seven 25-Yard Lanes • Outdoor Heated Pool: 78 – 82 degrees 

CAMP LODGING

Hampton Inn & Suites
2200 East Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 536-6600

Located in Clermont, FL, the Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont is nestled between Florida's picturesque lakes and rolling hills, just minutes from Orlando. Drive a short distance from our comfortable Clermont hotel to many popular attractions such as Walt Disney World®, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Spend a day at the beach. Check out Clermont's award-winning Lakeridge Winery. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on stunning rivers or admire scenery from a Sunshine Express Boat Tour. You can find many things to do near our hotel in Clermont, FL.
 
Relax in our comfortable Clermont hotel with a choice of thoughtful extras included with every stay. Our stylish guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed internet access. Enjoy a tranquil night's rest in a clean and fresh Hampton bed® and start your day right with Hampton's free hot breakfast. Cool off in our refreshing pool or work out in our well-equipped exercise room.

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Camper '15

  • 5/5.

I just wanted to share our positive story! My son attended your Fall Camp in Orlando for the second time. For him, it was an another amazing experience like the first time. For me, as a mom, who attends every single practice every day, it has been rewarding because I have seen the progress in technique and attitude in practice as well as in meets. This past weekend we had our first meet since the camp, and it is with great pride and joy to tell you that all of my son’s times went down!!! And he is getting really close to qualifying for National LC Championships in Puerto Rico. His times not only went down, but they decreased significantly. In the 100m Free, his entry time was 1:27.00 and he finished first in his heat with 1:21.51!!! Every night when my son goes to bed, he reads Coach Baker’s book, 101 Winning Ways. Thanks, Coach Nick and PEAK Coaches, for inspiring my son to be better! Hope to come back to another camp soon!!!

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Peak Performance Camper '15

  • 5/5.


Dear Coach Nick - 
 
Thank you for such an empowering camp experience. Throughout the camp, the coaches created a positive environment that served as a catalyst for positive change.
 
Upon leaving the camp I felt physically stronger, technically better equipped, and most of all, mentally tougher. I had always been, as you put it, a race horse. I went to all the practices, but was always saving my energy for that one killer main set. I was in a survivalistic mindset that kept me in my comfort zone. Through your camp I have realized that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere. As a result of your swim camp, I am mentally equipped and have been welcoming each challenge set back in club practice. I will continue to strive to become a Race-practice horse so as to maximize my gain and minimize my time.
 
So far in the week of club swimming that I've had since the camp, I have made a conscious effort to keep what I learned in camp with me. I still wear the Swim Positive wrist band on my ankle every day. The wrist band really brings your philosophy into tangible form, and it really helps to remind me of everything I have learned.
 
Each day brings a new challenge and because of your swim camp, I feel ready and happy to face what adversity might come. I will always remember those talks that you had with the Elite group before getting into the water. They really helped me by providing encouragement and hope. Whenever I dislike a set, I remember what you said about thinking about what helps me, rather than what I like. 
 
All in all, your swim camp has really changed my outlook on practice and swimming itself. Truly, you have changed my attitude towards the sport, and for that you have my utmost thanks. Thank you for your commitment and level of dedication to the swimmers at your swim camp; I am sure we all appreciate it.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper '15

  • 5/5.

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 honour and privilege to have taken part in these. We hope to meet again someday soon.
 

S.L., CanadaParent of Peak Performance Camper '15

  • 5/5.
excellent coaches!

We are most impressed by the quality of the swim camp. Coach Nick and his team are not only excellent coaches, they are also caring and encouraging. Many swimmers hit a plateau in their training. It’s difficult to move forward without knowing the problem and how to correct it. Coach Nick and his staff spotted the areas our daughter needs to improve and helped her to correct them. We would like to thank Coach Nick and team for the excellent experience our daughter had.

P.D., FloridaPeak Performance Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Huge Improvement!

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!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Start & Stroke Saturday 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 camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Start & Stroke Weekend 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 camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: Start & Stroke Sunday 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 camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.