April 2015 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic Greenwich, Connecticut

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Our 2-in-1 Clinic near the Big Apple offers a Start-Turn-Finish Clinic on Saturday and a Stroke Clinic on Sunday - with the option to attend one or both days!

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.

To learn more about the Peak Swim Camp Structure please visit - swimcamp.com/swim-camp-structure/

Meet your coaching staff
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.

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.

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In the year prior to moving to the United States, one of Nick' swimmers, Lisa Flood, qualified for the 1992 Canadian Olympic Team in the 100 BR placing fourteenth overall. Nick attended the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games as Lisa's personal coach. Lisa also won the 200 BR at NCAA Division 1 Championships, medalled at the Pan American Games, and competed in her second Olympics in 1996 placing twelfth overall in the 100 BR.

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.

Since the camp's inception, Nick has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, conducting his holistic swim camps. Past international locations include: Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Curacao, England, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. Past U.S. locations include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Peak Performance Swim Camp currently offers more than two dozen swim camps and clinics annually including clinics for triathletes and master swimmers. More than 800 swimmers participated in 2011. Private coaching as well as start, stroke, and turn video analysis are also available throughout the year.

In 2007, Nick formed a dynamic partnership with Nike-United States Sports Camps (USSC). USSC is the official and exclusive operator of US Sports/Nike Camps, America's largest sports camp network and official operator of Nike Sports Camps worldwide.

Over the last thirty-nine 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.

Nick has been a featured writer in Swimming World magazine and presented at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world. He also acts as a consultant to various swim teams including the Greenwich YMCA in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Staff

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

Learn more about April 2015 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

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
 
 

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 AND Start-Turn-Finish Clinic - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 12

Stroke Clinic - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 13
 


Camp Finale

Start-Turn-Finish Clinic - Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on April 12. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

2-in-1 Clinic AND Stroke Clinic - Clinics conclude at 4:00 PM on April 13. Our closing ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

Day Camp Amenities

• Catered Lunch
• Nike & PEAK gift pack
 
 

A Day At Camp

9:00 - 10:00 am           Dry-Land
10:00 - 12:30 am         Swim
12:30 - 1:00 pm           Catered Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm             Yoga or Mental Skills Training
2:00 - 4:00 pm             Swim
 
 

Camp Pool Location

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
 
 

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 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.


Read camper reviews

Peak Performance 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 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 Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Experience!

Thank you for your kind words. Amy 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 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.
 

April 2015 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic

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50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
April 2015 TBD Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic
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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

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