August 2016 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp

August 2016 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp
August 2016 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp

Our 5-day swim camp near The Big Apple features three competition training levels - from novice to advance to elite swimmers, ages 8-18 years.

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 conditioning and technical conditioning. 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.

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

Our daily goal at Peak Performance Swim Camp is to implement our philosophy to the fullest. We employ a one-of-a-kind holistic training approach that conditions swimmers both inside and out. We believe swimmers are only as good as the sum of their parts, meaning those who lack essential mental, technical, or physical conditioning can never maximize their swimming potential.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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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!

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. 

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

CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on August 10 at the Greenwich YMCA.

CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 1:00 PM on August 14. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:30 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.

CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on August 10 at the Greenwich YMCA.

CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 1:00 PM on August 14. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:30 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.

CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM on August 10 at the Greenwich YMCA.

CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 2:00 PM on August 14. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 1:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

CAMP EXTRAS 

THE PEAK REFRESHER:

This one-of-a-kind video is a tremendous visual aid that compliments the technical components learned in camp and is the perfect refresher for your swimmer year round!

THE PEAK REFRESHER VIDEO: The exclusive PEAK Refresher video is a visual aid tool containing more than 60 key technical tips. Its purpose is to serve as a review for PEAK swimmers upon their return home. The swimmer-friendly video, created by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp, contains performance enhancing tips from PEAK 1 and PEAK 2 camps. It features the front, back, and relay starts, the four strokes and turns. The video is available online via secure access, and sent to you via email at the conclusion of the camp. The PEAK Refresher video is also recommended for PEAK clinic attendees.

Added Benefits:

  • This unique video is designed to compliment the technical points presented in camp.
  • It is an invaluable tool to help your swimmer remember what they learned. No matter how hard a swimmer tries to remember all of the content presented at PEAK, it’s virtually impossible.
  • The video optimizes the PEAK learning experience and will pay for itself in improved performance.
  • Swimmers can refer to the video throughout the year to keep their performance at its peak.
  • Price: $75
VIDEO ANALYSIS:

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 4 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $500.00 (SOLD OUT!)

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 4 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $550.00 (SOLD OUT!)
PRIVATE SWIM COACHING:

Due to popular demand, both Private Coaching options sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, we ask that you sign-up at time of registration.

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 months before camp commences!

PRICE: $225 (SOLD OUT!)

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 (SOLD OUT!)

BOOKS:

IN THE KNOW: A SWIM PARENT'S GUIDE: In The Know: A Swim Parent’s Guide is Coach Baker’s brand new book. It provides parents with essential inside swimming knowledge geared to maximizing the child’s swimming experience. Paperback: 124 pages. Price: $20.00

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 p.m. — Swim
11:30 p.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 p.m. —  Mental Skills Plus
11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Swim

CAMP FORMS

The Health & Release Form along with the CT Camp Health & Exam Forms can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/

Facilities

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Camper Reviews

Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you so much!

NICK!!!! I did it! I made age group provincials in my 200 breast stroke! I have taken off 12 seconds in this since seeing you this summer in Connecticut. Your confidence in me helped my confidence in myself …a lot! Thank you so much (and all the other awesome coaches like Tim). I can’t wait to come again soon….

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Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Love your coaching philosophy!

Dear Coach Baker, My girls had an awesome time at the Greenwich Camp last week. They have not stopped talking about it and are truly excited about swimming again! I believe 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 and an approach to training.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing!

Coach Nick, I just wanted to drop you a note about the great weekend my son had at States after seeing you. He dropped over 1 second in 50 BR, over 4 seconds in 100 BR, 15 seconds in 200 BR, over 4  seconds in 200 IM, and over 2 seconds in 100 FR. We can’t thank you enough for the time you have spent with him and giving him the tools and knowledge he needs to excel. And we can’t wait to get back to another camp!
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
wonderful experience

My daughter had a wonderful experience at PEAK Summer Camp. This year’s experience will go a long way in her preparing for this season. There was never a dull moment in 5 days. Not a minute wasted. And she truly enjoyed meeting and swimming with swimmers of her age group. The private session and the video analysis are invaluable and a great investment. My daughter can’t wait to get back to the pool to practice what she learned. She appreciates the mental and physical conditioning that went with the camp. It was truly a holistic approach that Coach Nick and the team took to teach the kids. Thank you, Coach Nick and Staff, for your continued dedication to these kids. The techniques and approach that you use not only helps the kids in their sport, but will help them in life as well.

Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
teaching reaches far and wide

Nick,

I’m at JO’s tonight and another coach comes up to me and tells me that our breaststrokers look really good. I told him that I had learned the technique from you and somehow it had permeated through the whole team. One of our girls even got the NSCA cut in the 200. Your teaching reaches far and wide my friend.

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

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