April 8-9 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

April 8-9 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic
April 8-9 Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

Peak Performance is offering a NEW weekend clinic series! Come join Coach Nick Baker, and his highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years of professional coaching experience, and attend our START & STROKE CLINIC this Spring in NYC-Greenwich.

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

Nick Baker cofounded the original Peak Performance Swim Camp in 1996. In 2005 he branched out on his own and founded the present-day version. His vision was to create a holistic camp with a focus on developing the whole swimmer from a mental, technical, and physical perspective.

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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

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 the 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; thus swimmers can continue to use them upon returning to their home pools.

CHECK-IN TIME

• SATURDAY CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45  on April 8
• SUNDAY CLINIC: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM on April 9

CAMP FINALE

Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 9. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP

9:00 am – 10:00 am | Video Presentations
10:00 am – 10:30 am | Mental Skills PLUS
10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Swim
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Catered Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Yoga
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | 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!

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 SWIM 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 $200.00.

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

CAMP FORMS

The Health & Release Form can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/

Facilities

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Camper Reviews

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Emphasis on technique!

Our daughter has participated in several of the Peak Camps. I just want to let you know that three of her teammates signed up for the Westchester Clinic over Memorial Day weekend. They are very talented and will gain a great deal from the Peak experience. My wife and I have spoken to the parents of the swimmers about the emphasis on technique and they are really looking forward to it.

We will hopefully be back at Peak soon!!

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C.Y., PennsylvaniaParent of Peak performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
My girls have not stopped talking about it!

My girls had an awesome time at the Greenwich Camp. They have not stopped talking about it and are truly excited about swimming again! 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 of its holistic philosophy toward swimming so that they would develop in the sport with sound fundamentals.

Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

My daughter attended the Greenwich Clinic and it was absolutely worth it! Everyone was Great! Just seeing her face when I came to pick her up; she was happy, excited, and had a sense of accomplishment worth gold! What can I say that you probably haven’t already heard… From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all and hope to see you soon!

Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Amazing Camp!

Thank you for coaching me and helping me with all my strokes. I had an amazing time in your camp. I just came back from Junior Olympics and I got a medal in every single race. I got a 34.59 in my 50 FL because you helped me with my technique. I also got a first place in my 50 BR and 100 BR because of you. I still wear my Swim Positive bracelet and look forward to training with you again.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Great Experience!

Coach Baker - Thank you for your kind words when we spoke after camp. My daughter really appreciated hearing from you. Her experience at camp this past week has been the best part of her swimming career to date! I have never seen her so excited about improving her technique. We got home last night and she started copying all her notes from the handbook to the poster. She finished this morning and asked to hang the poster on the door that leads to the garage. She said she wanted to be able to see the poster everyday before she went to swim practice. She went to the pool today and practiced many of the drills she worked on in camp, with a constant smile. 
 

Parent of Peak performance Swim Camper '14

  • 5/5.
Very Impressed!

We thought it only fair to give credit where credit is due. Since Drew came back from camp he has broken four club records (one that stood for nine years), has eight regional cuts and placed first overall in the championships today. We are always blown away, the first time he gets back in the water after being at your camp, because we consistently see improvement. We can't thank you enough.
 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Start & Stroke Saturday 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.
Programs: Start & Stroke Weekend Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Start & Stroke Sunday Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $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.