July 7-11 Peak Performance Swim Camp Greenwich, Connecticut

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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 our Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning and Peak 3 offers a 25/75 blend of physical and technical conditioning. In addition, all of our camps offer 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.

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 July 7-11 Peak Performance Swim Camp

PEAK 1:

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 4.5 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 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!
 
Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming related injuries.
 
All-together PEAK 1 includes: 10 challenging in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, 2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 1 offers please click here
 
CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on July 7.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 3:00 PM on July 11. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

PEAK 2:

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.
 
PEAK 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical 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 4.5 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 physical fitness and technical competency. 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: 10 challenging in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, 2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 2 offers please click here
 
CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on July 7.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 3:00 PM on July 11. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

PEAK 3:

Open to swimmers ages 8-13 who train less than 3,000 yards/meters per practice.
 
PEAK 3 offers a 25/75 blend of physical and technical conditioning and well suited for swimmers with competitive swimming experience of three or less years or who have not yet qualified for top age group competition. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 2 hours of in water training per day plus 30 minutes of dry land training per day. In addition, they must exhibit a medium degree of physical fitness and technical competency. Participants must be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns and the three competitive starts (front, back, relay) at a rudimentary (or above) level. 
 
Rather than offer generic sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level.
 
All-together PEAK 3 includes: 5 in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions; and 5 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 3 offers please click here
 
CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM on July 7.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 1:00 PM on July 11. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

Day Camp Amenities

• Nike and PEAK gift pack
 
 

Camp Pool Location

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
 
 

CAMP EXTRAS 

Due to popular demand, 4-Stroke Video Analysis and Starts & Turns Video Analysis, sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, we ask that you sign-up at time of registration.

4-STROKE VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they swim and what needs to be improved upon. It takes stroke correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! Package Includes:
 
  • Above and below water videotaping of all 4 strokes
  • 24 video clips in all – including side views (both left and right sides), and frontal views
  • A personal video review conducted onsite by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker
  • A detailed written summary and recommendations for improvement within 3 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $500.00 (Only 6 Video Packages Available)

STARTS & TURNS VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they start and turn and what needs to be improved upon. It takes start and turn correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! Package Includes:
 
  • Above and below water videotaping of the front and back starts, plus start breakouts, and the 4 turns
  • 32 video clips in all – including side view and breakout of all starts, and side view and wall view of turns
  • A personal video review conducted onsite by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker
  • A detailed written summary and recommendations for improvement within 3 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $550.00 (Only 6 Video Packages Available)

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)

PREMIER PRIVATE COACHING: Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker is a master technician. His unique method of teaching and one-of-a-kind drills can transform a swimmer in just 60 minutes. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Only a few exclusive sessions are available each camp and they often sell out weeks before camp commences!

Price: $200.00 (Limit 1 Hour 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
 
 

A DAY AT CAMP (PEAK 1 & PEAK 2)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.            Dry-Land
9:00 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 or Mental Skills Plus
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.            Swim


A DAY AT CAMP (PEAK 3)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Dry-Land
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Mental Skills Plus
11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Swim
 
 

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.




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Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Fabulous Training

Dear Coaches at Peak Performance,

We'd like to thank you for the fabulous training you gave our daughter, Scarlett. Age Groups 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! Cheers!!
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks Coach Baker!

Wow! Just wanted to let you know how Dennis did at his high school meet last weekend. He swam the third leg of the 400 FR Relay. They had a big lead, so he swam with your new and vastly improved version of freestyle. He looked great and maintained the lead! He also swam the 100 BR and came up from the dive in first place and never gave up the lead. I think I can honestly say that was a first in his career. His starts and turns looked great. You really worked wonders with him. He seemed more confident than I have ever seen him before. He really takes in everything you say and believes that you give him the tools to be a better swimmer.
 

Eric C.Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp!

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!
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

You're a great coach and a super person. You've made such a difference in our daughter's life and we can't thank you enough.
 

July 7-11 Peak Performance Swim Camp

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/images/logos/camps/peak-performace-swim-camp-logo-USSC_100_68.png Nick Baker, Camp Director Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
July 7-11 Peak Performance Swim Camp
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp (Greenwich)   Jul. 7 - Jul. 11, 2014 Register

Programs: PEAK 1

Age Group: 11 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 8:00AM-3:00PM: $1,295.00 Availability: Open
Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp (Greenwich)   Jul. 7 - Jul. 11, 2014 Register

Programs: PEAK 2

Age Group: 8 - 18 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 8:00AM-3:00PM: $1,195.00 Availability: Open
Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp (Greenwich)   Jul. 7 - Jul. 11, 2014 Register

Programs: PEAK 3

Age Group: 8 - 13 Gender: Co-Ed

Day 10:00AM-1:00PM: $545.00 Availability: Open

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

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