July 3-7 Peak Performance Swim Camp

July 3-7 Peak Performance Swim Camp
July 3-7 Peak Performance Swim Camp

At Peak Performance Swim Camp our primary goal is to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach. To achieve this ambitious goal we employ a one-of-a-kind holistic approach that conditions swimmers both inside and out.

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, 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.

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Nick Baker - Camp Founder
Camp Director

Nick Baker - Camp Founder

1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker founded Peak Performance Swim Camp over 21 years ago. The camp program reflects his positive coaching style and one-of-a-kind holistic training approach focused on developing the whole swimmer from a mental, technical, and physical perspective. Our top priority is to help swimmers perform at peak levels in competition.

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  • 1968 — 200 Breaststroke Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • 1972-1993 — Professional Club Coach
  • 1989 — Canada Games Coach
  • 1991 — World Junior Olympic Coach - Madrid, Spain
  • 1992 – Olympic Coach – Barcelona, Spain (Personal Coach of Lisa Flood)
  • 1993-Present — Professional Camp Coach and Private Coach
  • 1996-Present — Founder and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • Author of four inspiring swimming-related books — 101 Winning Ways, The Swimming Triangle, In The Know, and Un-Limit Yourself!
  • Director of three highly-regarded swimming videos — PEAK Refresher 1.0, PEAK Refresher 2.0, and PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Training
  • Featured Writer for Swimming World Magazine
  • Featured Clinician at coaching clinics around the world
  • 1996-Present — Director and Head Coach at over 425 PEAK Swim Camps and Clinics throughout the United States and 17 foreign countries
  • 2016 — More than 1,500 swimmers, from 43 countries, attended Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • Past 45 Years – Coached many elite-level athletes including: World Record Holders, Olympic Medalists, Olympic Finalists, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA Champions, Senior and Junior National Qualifiers, Zone Champions, State Champions, High School State Champions, Junior Olympic Champions and more
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Peak Coaching Staff
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Peak Coaching Staff

A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. Our passionate and experienced coaching team is comprised of stroke technicians, teachers,...

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A great camp curriculum means nothing unless you have a team of great coaches to implement it. Our passionate and experienced coaching team is comprised of stroke technicians, teachers, and motivators - who inspire our swimmers with their enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of swimming. All PEAK coaches fully endorse our mission statement, our holistic training approach, and positive coaching style. Staff availability varies and is subject to change per location.

Our Coaching Staff: swimcamp.com/coaches

Camp Details

Coach Baker’s holistic approach began in 1972, his first year as a professional coach. He found it odd that most, if not all, of the swim programs in his area focused exclusively on physical conditioning. Marathon practices filled with “garbage yardage sets” were commonplace, with little time left for mental or technical needs. Rather than accept the status quo, he added mental and technical training to the mix to create a balanced approach. Now, 44 years later, Coach Baker’s vision has evolved into Peak Performance Swim Camp, a world leader in holistic training and swim camps.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES

• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities (DisneyQuest, Hard Rock Cafe, and more)
• Nike & PEAK gift pack

Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.

More Important Camp Details

PEAK 1:

Well-suited for advanced age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 11-18, who train 5,000 yards/meters (or greater) per practice.

PEAK 1 is our most challenging swim camp. The camp builds throughout the week in both intensity and expectation. State-of-the-art skill progressions are combined with challenging swim sets. Swimmers are challenged to maintain their newly acquired skills throughout each set. Each day begins with a powerful mental presentation emphasizing the important role that the mind plays in peak swimming performance. The underlying “positive mental message” is repeated throughout the day to heighten its impact and create lasting change. Each day of camp ends on a high note with swimmers feeling mentally, technically, and physically empowered.

In addition to our 8 challenging in-water training sessions, PEAK 1 also includes 4 intense dry-land training sessions, 3 swimming related yoga sessions, and 4 inspiring mental conditioning sessions.

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

Check-in
Check-in will take place between 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM on July 3 on the Pool Patio of the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center. 

Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 12:00 PM on July 7. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 11:45 AM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

PEAK 2:

Ideally suited for developmental, intermediate, and advanced age group swimmers, ages 9-16, who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 2 is the lead-up camp to PEAK 1. The daily structure of PEAK 2 is similar to PEAK 1, but the skill progressions and challenging swim sets are adjusted to reflect skill and performance levels. Lane assignments for swimmers are based on ability level rather than age. Like PEAK 1, each day begins with a powerful mental presentation emphasizing the important role that the mind plays in peak swimming performance. The underlying “positive mental message” is repeated throughout the day to heighten its impact and create lasting change. Each day of camp ends on a high note with swimmers feeling mentally, technically, and physically empowered.

In addition to our 8 challenging in-water training sessions, PEAK 2 also includes 4 intense dry-land training sessions, 3 swimming related yoga sessions, and 4 inspiring mental conditioning sessions.

Check-in
Check-in will take place between 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM on July 3 on the Pool Patio of the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.

Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 12:00 PM on July 7. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 11:45 AM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

PEAK 3:

Ideally suited for swimmers, ages 8-12, who have two or less years of competitive swimming experience, and train less than 3,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 3 is the lead-up camp to PEAK 2. Participants should possess the maturity and discipline to handle 2 hours of in-water training per day plus 30 minutes of dry-land training. Participants should also exhibit a basic understanding of the four competitive strokes and turns, and the two competitive starts (front and back). Rather than offer generic sets, each practice is created to reflect the group’s needs and talent level.

The PEAK 3 package includes: 5 in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, and 5 mental conditioning sessions.

Check-in
Check-in will take place at between 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM on July 3 on the Pool Patio of the LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center.

Camp Finale
The camp concludes at 1:00 PM on July 7. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

CAMP EXTRAS

COACH BAKER'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS: 

1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker has created an outstanding video series for swimmers looking to improve their technical and physical performance. There’s no better teaching tool than visual aides to effectively demonstrate and practice these skills!

Yoga for Peak Performance: The more flexible the swimmer, the greater the speed! And yoga is the perfect way for swimmers to increase their flexibility. Greater flexibility in the shoulders, chest, hips, and ankles allows the body to generate more propulsion and flow through the water with minimal drag and greater ease. The Yoga For Peak Performance video, led by professional instructors Theresa and Calvin of College Park Yoga, offers a series of effective yoga postures designed to relax the body and enhance flexibility in as little as 15 minutes a day! Price: $65.00

PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Video: Swimming alone cannot develop the strength, flexibility, agility, or coordination needed to perform at the elite-level. The PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Training Video targets these all-important physical traits – giving swimmers a clear, competitive edge. The five, high-energy training circuits demonstrated in the video can be performed away from the pool and require no equipment. It’s the perfect fit for motivated swimmers on the move! Format: Stream video online. 82 minutes. Price: $85.00

PEAK Refresher 2.0: The PEAK Refresher 2.0 video, produced by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker, builds on the fundamentals of Refresher 1.0 and introduces many elite-level skills not available on other swimming videos. The multiple and innovative camera angles take learning to a whole new level. The skills presented in this video are guaranteed to boost swimming performance! Format: Stream video online. 59 minutes. Price: $115.00

PEAK Refresher 1.0: The PEAK Refresher 1.0 is a state-of-the-art video also produced by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker. It vividly illustrates key elements of the front, back, and relay start, along with the four strokes and turns. The step-by-step format greatly enhances learning. Format: Stream video online. 44 minutes.

PEAK Refresher Combo Package: Purchase the PEAK Refresher 2.0 video AND receive the PEAK Refresher 1.0 at half price ($75 value)! The PEAK Refresher 2.0 builds on the fundamentals of Refresher 1.0, providing comprehensive technical instruction for novice to elite-level competitive swimmers. Price: $150.00

The Ultimate PEAK Package: Purchase all 3 videos–PEAK OUT! Dry-Land Video, PEAK Refresher 2.0 video, and PEAK Refresher 1.0–at an incredible value! PLUS receive a free copy of Coach Nick Baker’s newest book, Un-Limit Yourself! A Must-Read for Serious Swimmers. The Ultimate PEAK Package provides an unparalleled, visual training experience combining the best of in-water technique skills, dry-land strength drills, and tips for a positive mindset. Price: $225.00

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 and review is the absolute best thing you could do for your swimmer. It dramatically improves their understanding of how they swim, what they need to do to improve, and accelerates the learning process. Swimmers of all levels will benefit from our meticulous and in-depth analysis and review. This great product sells out quickly, so act now! 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: $575


STARTS & TURNS VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis and review is the absolute best thing you could do for your swimmer. It dramatically improves their understanding of how they start and turn, what they need to do to improve, and accelerates the learning process. Swimmers of all levels will benefit from our meticulous and in-depth analysis and review. This great product sells out quickly, so act now! 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: $600
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: 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker is a master start, stroke, and turn technician. He has written four books on swimming and produced two state-of-the-art videos. His unique teaching style and one-of-a-kind swimming concepts and drills can transform a swimmer overnight. Swimmers and parents are often amazed with the results. Only five exclusive sessions are available each camp and they often sell out months before camp commences!

PRICE: $250 (SOLD OUT!)

DELUXE PRIVATE COACHING: A private session with a PEAK Senior Coach can transform a swimmer in as little as one hour. Our talented and select group of senior coaches have a minimum of 10 years club coaching experience and 5 years PEAK coaching experience. In addition, they teach the same swimming concepts and drills used by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker. There are limited sessions available each camp and they sell out quickly!

PRICE: $200 (SOLD OUT!)

COACH BAKER'S FOUR BOOKS:

Nick Baker, Founder of Peak Performance Swim Camp and 1992 Olympic Coach, provides unparalleled swim knowledge described in each of his books. With over 43 years of coaching experience with thousands of competitive swimmers from novice level to Olympic champions, Coach Baker addresses all-important topics ranging from the power of positive mentality and superior technique to building confidence and ideal strength and flexibility. Coach Baker’s books are perfect gifts to inspire and teach swimmers, coaches, and parents alike!

UN-LIMIT YOURSELF! A Must-Read for Serious Swimmers: NEW! The latest book by Olympic Coach Nick Baker is dedicated to serious swimmers striving for peak performance. This tremendous how-to pocket guide identifies 17 limiting factors that handicap swimming performance and how to overcome them. If identified early, these factors are within the swimmer’s power to change! Paperback. 52 pages. Price: $15.00

THE SWIMMING TRIANGLE: Coach Nick Baker’s most popular book is an 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, 1992 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! Paperback. 326 pages. Price: $25.00

101 WINNING WAYS: Written by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker, this motivational book identifies 101 winning attitudes common to all great, world-class swimmers. Each winning attitude is described with an easy-to-remember phrase and simple imagery to enhance visualization. It’s a must-read for swimmers of all ages! Price: $15.00

IN THE KNOW: A SWIM PARENT'S GUIDE: 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker shares pearls of wisdom gleaned from coaching for more than forty years and provides parents with essential inside swimming knowledge geared to maximizing their child’s swimming experience. Coach Baker sheds light on many unanswered questions parents have about swimming, and guides them in making the right decisions for their child. Paperback. 124 pages. Price: $20.00

Getting To Camp:

EARLY ARRIVAL OPTION: We highly recommend that Overnight Campers arrive the day prior to camp. Our early arrival package includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast and supervision. (Minimum age is 10 years for overnight campers.) We are unable to receive swimmers at the hotel prior to 1:00 p.m. on July 3, the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from Orlando International Airport, 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 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (July 2) and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (July 7). Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Price: $75.00 One-Way, $150.00 Roundtrip.

TRAVEL BY AIR: The arrival airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO). It is located 45 minutes from the National Training Center. 

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 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Swim

Camp Forms

The Health & Release Form, NTC Waiver and Travel Form (if applicable) can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/

Facilities

CAMP POOL LOCATION

LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive
Orlando, Florida 34711

• 70 Meter X 25 Yard Pool • Twenty-Seven 25-Yard Lanes • Outdoor Heated Pool: 78 – 82 degrees 

CAMP LODGINIG

Hampton Inn & Suites
2200 East Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 536-6600

Located in Clermont, FL, the Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont is nestled between Florida's picturesque lakes and rolling hills, just minutes from Orlando. Drive a short distance from the Clermont hotel to many popular attractions such as Walt Disney World®, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Spend a day at the beach. Check out Clermont's award-winning Lakeridge Winery. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on stunning rivers or admire scenery from a Sunshine Express Boat Tour. The stylish guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed internet access. 

Camper Reviews

Peak Orlando Camper '16

  • 5/5.
Thank you for all you have done for me!

Dear Coach Nick, I am sorry I won’t be able to join you for swim camp in Orlando next month, but it's for a good reason. I qualified for Summer Junior Nationals after a 5 second drop in the 200 back (LC) in March from a 2:22.02 to a 2:17.65. I just missed the Olympic Trials cut by 1 second! I also dropped 5 seconds in 200 back short course going a 1:59.33 and coming in second in State (Illinois). A few weeks ago I also qualified for the 100 back at Junior Nationals. I know that a lot of my success in swimming was due to the 4 summer camps with you in Orlando and a few weekend clinics with PEAK. You taught me so much about being physically strong, mentally strong, and technically strong. Everything really came together for me this winter and spring when I was able to drop a lot of time in my best events. I am excited to swim at Juniors at the end of the summer. Hopefully I will make finals! I remember when you told me that someday I would make Junior and Senior Nationals, swim D1, and be the captain of my college swim team. I have two more years of high school and I will keep you updated! Thank you for all you have done for me.

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Parent of Peak Orlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Thank you for another amazing week of camp. After 4 years of the Orlando summer camp, a winter camp and various clinics I must say that you continue to always get better. We love our Peak swim family and appreciate all that you have done for our swimmer. Thank you again!!!
 

Peak Orlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Waiting for years!

We have been waiting years for Gavin to be able to attend a Peak camp. We can't wait to see how it improves his team practice, and he's ready to go back to another camp!
 

Parent of Peak Orlando Camper '15

  • 4/5.
Amazing!

You are an amazing coach and have a terrific way with kids. We were so lucky to have found you. We’ve tried all the other camps but none compare. It’s true that your camp cost more but no camp compares. I think it’s a terrific value for the money. My son is a different person now. His attitude changed overnight and to me that’s priceless. You worked as much on his mind as you did his technique. He’s leading his lane in practice and has now set his mind on qualifying for Junior Nationals this summer. We’ll keep you posted and look forward to another trip to Orlando this summer.
 

V.C., BelgiumParent of Peak Orlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
seeing you soon!

Coach Nick, we want to thank you again so much for all you’ve brought to our daughter during the 3 PEAK camps she’s attended in 2014. She has progressed strongly and is truly passionate about swimming – thanks to a very large extent to what she’s learned with you. It was definitely worth the trip from Belgium! We are booked to come back again to the Orlando Winter Camp and look forward to seeing you soon.

V.T., Puerto RicoParent of Peak Orlando Camper '15

  • 5/5.
great experience!

My son participated in the Orlando Summer Camp in the PEAK 3 group and he enjoyed it very much. For him, it was a great experience, and he learned and improved a lot. As a mom, I saw the difference one week made. His strokes, starts and turns are better; and it made him a better swimmer. One week after we came home to Puerto Rico, he had his first meet. He finished 3rd in 50m Free, overall in the island, for his age group. So now we are entering the PR Swimming Federation, and he will be going to meets every month. I’m sure he will put everything he learned into practice. He is very eager to go to another one of your camps.  Thanks!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: PEAK 1
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,295.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

Overnight $1,665.00
Availability: Almost Sold Out

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: PEAK 2
Age Group: 9 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,095.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $1,465.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: PEAK 3
Age Group: 8 - 12
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 10:00AM-1:00PM $595.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.