July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp Naples, Italy

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A Holistic Approach To Competitive Swimming

This is a private swim camp for members of the U.S. Military.

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/

Meet your coaching staff
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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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 & clinics though out the US and 15 foreign countries
• More than 900 swimmers, from 40 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp in 2013
• A featured clinician at numerous coaching clinics throughout the world
• 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
Staff

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

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 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, 4 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.


PEAK 2:

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, 4 dry-land training sessions, 2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
 

CAMP DETAILS

Official Check-in
Check-in will take place at the Capodichino Pool, from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM, on July 14.

Camp Finale
Camp concludes at 12:30 PM on July 18. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:00 PM. Parents are invited to attend.
 
 
 

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
 
 

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack
 
 

A DAY AT CAMP

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

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Capodichino Pool
U.S. Naval Base Capodichino
Gricignano di Aversa
81030 Naples, Italy


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Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Dear Coach Nick,

Thank you for such an empowering camp experience. Throughout the camp, the coaches created a positive environment that served as a catalyst for positive change.

Upon leaving the camp I felt physically stronger, technically better equipped, and most of all, mentally tougher. I had always been, as you put it, a race horse. I went to all the practices, but was always saving my energy for that one killer main set. I was in a survivalistic mindset that kept me in my comfort zone. Through your camp I have realized that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere. As a result of your swim camp, I am mentally equipped and have been welcoming each challenge set back in club practice. I will continue to strive to become a Race-practice horse so as to maximize my gain and minimize my time.

So far in the week of club swimming that I've had since the camp, I have made a conscious effort to keep what I learned in camp with me. I still wear the Swim Positive wrist band on my ankle every day. The wrist band really brings your philosophy into tangible form, and it really helps to remind me of everything I have learned.

Each day brings a new challenge and because of your swim camp, I feel ready and happy to face what adversity might come. I will always remember those talks that you had with the Elite group before getting into the water. They really helped me by providing encouragement and hope. Whenever I dislike a set, I remember what you said about thinking about what helps me, rather than what I like. All in all, your swim camp has really changed my outlook on practice and swimming itself. Truly, you have changed my attitude towards the sport, and for that you have my utmost thanks. Thank you for your commitment and level of dedication to the swimmers at your swim camp; I am sure we all appreciate it.

July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp

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U.S. Naval Base Capodichino
Gricignano di Aversa 81030
Naples, Italy


1-877-308-7325

July 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp
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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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