August 18-22 Peak Performance Swim Camp

August 18-22 Peak Performance Swim Camp
August 18-22 Peak Performance Swim Camp

Come to this 5-day swim camp in beautiful Westchester, NY offering three levels of training intensity, customized for novice to elite competitive swimmers.

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. 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

Camp Details

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

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 session; and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
Check-in
Check-in will take place at the Boys and Girls Club, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 18 at the Boys and Girls Club.
 
Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on August 22. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 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 session; and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
Check-in
Check-in will take place at the Boys and Girls Club, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on August 18 at the Boys and Girls Club.
 
Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on August 22. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 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.
 
Check-in
Check-in will take place at the Boys and Girls Club, from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., on August 18.
 
Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 2:00 PM on August 22. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 1:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.
 
 

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 (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 3 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $550.00 (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: $150.00 (SOLD OUT!)
 
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 (SOLD OUT!)
 
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
 
 

Day Camp Amenities

Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack
 
 

A Day at Camp (Peak 1 & Peak 2)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.      Dry-Land
10:00 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 Plus
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Swim
 
 

A Day at Camp (Peak 3)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      Dry-Land
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Mental Skills Plus
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        Swim
 
 

Camp Pool Location

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
351 E Main St.
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
 

Camp Lodging

Holiday Inn
1 Holiday Inn Dr.
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
 
Retreat to the Holiday Inn® Mt. Kisco (Westchester County) hotel and discover the magic of the Hudson River Valley area. Here in Mt. Kisco, the hotel's guests experience warm service and the utmost in comfort while enjoying the rustic charm and stately beauty of this manor-like property.

Crabtree's Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd.
Chappaqua, NY 10514
 
The Kittle House Inn, while offering modern amenities including highspeed internet access, cable television and a private phone line, still captures an old-world air that one would expect from 18th-century construction. 
 
Courtyard by Marriott
475 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
 
The Courtyard Tarrytown Greenburgh Hotel is located 13 miles from the White Plains Airport (HPN) and 1 mile from Metro North Tarrytown train station. The newly renovated guest rooms near Sleepy Hollow, NY feature luxury bedding, thick mattresses and inviting spaces.
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Nick Baker
Camp Director

Nick Baker

Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker founded Peak Performance Swim Camp in 1996. His vision was to create a holistic approach that would maximize an individual's potential and meet the needs of competitive swimmers of all ages and abilities. Over the past 14 years thousands of swimmers have participated in a Peak Performance Swim Camp

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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 17 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.

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

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.

In 1996, Nick founded Peak Performance Swim Camp. Since the camp's inception, Nick has traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, conducting his one-of-a-kind swim camps. Past international locations include: Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela. Past U.S. locations include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Currently, Peak Performance Swim Camp offers more than two dozen swim camps annually. Year-round private camps are also available.

In 2007, Nick formed a dynamic relationship with Nike-US Sports Camps, Inc. (USSC). USSC is the official and exclusive operator of Nike Sports Camps, and the largest provider of sports camps in the United States.

Over the last 38 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.

Other highlights in Nick's coaching career include co-creating "The Missing Link Fitness Test" in conjunction with the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. The test is an all-encompassing, strength and flexibility evaluation for competitive swimmers of all ages. Nick has also presented at numerous, international coaching clinics and consulted for various swim teams worldwide. He currently consults at the Greenwich Y in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Camper Reviews

Parent of PEAK Performance Camper

  • 5/5.

Our daughter attended the Mt. Kisco camp in August 2011. She had a rough swim season immediately before coming to camp. She had broken her foot in the beginning of short course and was out of the pool for about 2 months. During the 2010-2011 season she had lost her desire to swim and was on the verge of quitting by the end of long course. You may remember her as the little girl that cried the first day of camp-she was simply emotionally drained. Following camp, and especially her private lesson with you, her swimming and attitude has done a 180. Her time drops are simply astounding, anywhere from over 19 seconds in her 100 BK and 100 IM to almost 10 seconds in her 100 BR to almost 30 seconds on her 200 FR! She is most definitely “swimming positive”, her new outlook had positive impact in her dedication and enjoyment of the sport, and also her relationship with her club coach. She loves swimming again. Her hard work and dedication has taken her, for the first time, to Silvers with the hope that she will make JO’s soon. We constantly talk about “what would Coach Baker say?” and very much look forward to attending again this summer. Thank you for making such a difference! 

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Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Wonderful experience.

Once again, thank you so much for the wonderful time at your camp. Max was so happy when he returned home and has since improved in all of his times. He recently dropped 16 seconds in his 400 IM. It was a great pleasure to watch you and your staff in action.
 

Martin B.Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
Such a great camp.

We had our Georgia Age Group Long Course State Meet this past weekend. I had a great meet! I knocked 5 seconds off my 100 FL for first place and a AAAA Time. I also finished first in my 50 FL with another AAAA Time. All together I had 9 out of 10 best times. I came away with 7 AAAA Times and placed fourth or better in all ten races. I also took home the Long Course High Point award. I feel like I learned so much in camp and took away a lot of valuable information. I swam in a meet the weekend before the camp and had almost all best times. Coming back from camp, I wasn't expecting to get a lot of best times. Boy was I wrong! Thanks again for such a great camp.
 

Parent of Peak Performance Camper

  • 5/5.
We will definitely be back.

My sons, Josh (15) and Ethan (10), spent time between X-mas & New Years at your camp in Orlando. Josh is struggling as he just moved up to 15 & O last month. Ethan has been a successful club swimmer with Ben Davis & Dave Little at Wildcat Aquatics here in Lexington, KY. Anyway, to make a long story short, Josh dropped times in all events, but the dramatic improvement in Ethan's strokes, especially his backstroke after your camp were awe-inspiring. Ethan has been a wonderful and fast swimmer, but his improvement at the Pilot Meet in Knoxville this past weekend was amazing. He attributes it to the fine tuning and great coaching he received with your "team". He finished 1st in the 50 breast (-2 sec) and 50 free (-1.6 sec), second in the 50 back (-2.4 sec), 100 back (-3.5 sec) and 100 fly (-1.8 sec) and third in the 100 breast (-2.5 sec), 100 free (-.8 sec), and 50 fly (+.3 sec). Several of these were 'AAAA' times as well, only one time below "AAA' by a hair. He also crushed his leg (fly) of the 200 medley with his team for a first place also.

Needless to say, we will be returning, and advertising your program to all our extended swim families as well. I'm sure that you hear these things alot and probably have many letters to hang on walls, but this is my first time writing to ANY program. Our kids learned alot, brought it to the pool and had fun doing so.

Thanks to you and your team, please feel free to share this with them.
 

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