July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp Barcelona, Spain

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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.

At Peak Performance we pride ourselves in offering a balance between physical, technical and mental training. Referring to the chart below Peak 1 offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning while Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning. In addition, this camp offers an in-depth mental conditioning curriculum designed to enhance a swimmer's self-esteem, develop focus skills and improve the ability to perform in stressful situations.

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

Overnight Camp Amenities

• 5 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities (Beach trip and more!)
• Nike & PEAK gift pack

Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.
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.


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

Learn more about July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp


Open to swimmers ages 11-18 who train 5,000 yards/meters (or greater) per practice.

PEAK 1 is our most challenging camp. It is well suited for accomplished senior-level swimmers and elite-level age group swimmers. Participants must be mentally, technically, and physically prepared to endure the rigors of 4 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. Approximately 75% of the total pool time is dedicated to physical conditioning; however, all sets include significant mental and technical expectations.

Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!

All-together PEAK 1 includes: 9 challenging in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, 2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.

Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.


Open to swimmers ages 11-18 who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.
PEAK 2 offers a 50/50 blend of technical and physical conditioning and well suited for medium to elite-level age group swimmers who have qualified for top age group competition in their state/province. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 4 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. In addition, they must exhibit a high degree of technical competency and physical fitness. Participants must be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns and the three competitive starts (front, back, relay).
Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!
All-together PEAK 2 includes: 9 challenging in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, 2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
Official Check-in
Check-in for Peak 1 and Peak 2 will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on July 20 at the Sant Jordi hotel, adjacent to the Crol Centre Calella.
Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 12:00 PM on July 25. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 11:30 AM. Parents are encouraged to attend.


PRIVATE COACHING: A one-hour private session with one our PEAK Senior Assistant Coaches can transform a swimmer in as little as one hour. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Our talented Senior Assistant Coaches have a minimum of 3 years PEAK experience, and use the same philosophy and teaching approach as Coach Nick Baker. There are limited sessions available and they sell out quickly!
Price: $150.00 (Limit 2 Hours Per Swimmer)
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
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), is available. This exclusive service includes meet & greet at baggage claim, and staff escort from the airport to the hotel via a private chartered shuttle. The service is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (July 20) and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (July 25). Departure flights from Barcelona should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. See Camp Policies for further information. Price: $165.00USD One-Way, $330.00USD Roundtrip.
Note: We do not offer Unaccompanied Minor escort service. Swimmers are required to meet camp staff outside security at a designated location indicated in the camp registration packet.

A Day at Camp

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.          Swim
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Dry-Land
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Yoga or Mental Skills PLUS
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Lunch, Rest & Free Time
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.          Swim

Camp Pool Location

Crol Centre Calella
Av. Turisme, 106
Calella, Spain 08370

Camp Lodging

Sant Jordi
Crol Centre Calella
Av. Turisme, 106
Calella, Spain 08370

Travel By Air

The arrival airport is Barcelona Airport. It is located approximately 45 kilometers from Calella. A supervised shuttle service is available at an extra charge. See Camp Extras for further information.


The safety and well-being of our swimmers is our first concern. Camp staff resides in the hotel with overnight campers and swimmers are supervised at all camp activities.

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Stefan A.Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Fantastic experience!

The swim camp in Barcelona (Calella) was a great experience for me. It was the perfect way to learn new techniques and improve strokes. Coach Baker gave crystal clear instructions and super helpful drills that got the skills into your head. The good thing is that you're not pressured and you work on one thing at a time. It was also cool that we had a unique chance to see the world champions training for the championships right next to us. This camp is a fantastic way to meet new people and make new friends. Also, the after practice activities were so much fun. Every day we did something different: we went to the beach, mini golf, bowling and more. This camp brought a whole new view of swimming to me. I am looking forward to go to another PEAK swim camp next year.

Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Hello Coach Baker! I'm actually swimming in college right now and I want to let you know that you helped pave the way to my success today. You always told me that it's all me and that I make my own success, but I could not have made it without the help of my parents, you, and my friends. So here is a big Thank You!

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve your stroke technique.

We'd like to thank you for the fabulous training you gave our daughter. Age Group cuts had been a bit beyond grasp for her and she wasn't quite so motivated. After attending your camp she had a renewed passion for swimming and cut so much time at each event that she easily made her AG cuts. Now she is focused on Zones. Thank you for helping her!

July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp

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Av. Turisme, 106
Barcelona, Spain


July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

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

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