April 2016 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

April 2016 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic
April 2016 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

Join 1992 Olympic Coach, Nick Baker, and his expert coaching team for this exciting clinic. Our 2-in-1 Clinic offers a Start-Turn-Finish Clinic on Saturday and a Stroke Clinic on Sunday - with the option to attend one or both days!

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

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.

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A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker.

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. 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 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.

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 TIME

2 -IN-1 CLINIC: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM on April 25
START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM on April 25
STROKE CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 26

CAMP FINALE

Start-Turn-Finish Clinic: Clinic concludes at 5:00 PM on April 25. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 4:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

2-in-1 Clinic AND Stroke Clinic: Clinics conclude at 4:00 PM on April 26. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP (SATURDAY)

10:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. — Dry-Land
11:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
11:30 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. — Swim
1:30 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
2:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. — Yoga
3:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. — Swim

A DAY AT CAMP (SUNDAY)

9:00 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. — Dry-Land
10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
10:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. — Swim
12:30 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Catered Lunch
1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. — Yoga or Mental Skills Training
2:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. — 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

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

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

  • 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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Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

2015 sessions coming soon

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.