January 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp Montreal, Quebec

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Visit vibrant Montreal, the second largest city in Canada, and renowned for its vast cultural communities. Within a short distance from Montreal is Sorel-Tracy and the hundreds of beautiful Sorel Islands.

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.

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 January 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: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.

Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 1 offers please click here
 
 
OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on January 2.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on January 5. 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 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: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 2 offers please click here
 
OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on January 2.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on January 5. 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 75/25 blend of technical and physical 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 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) 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: 4 in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, and 4 mental conditioning sessions.
 
♦ For a more detailed outline of what PEAK 3 offers please click here
 
OFFICIAL CHECK-IN
Check-in will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM on January 2.
 
CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 2:00 PM on January 5. 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 (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 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: 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 as little as one hour. You will be absolutely amazed with the results. There are only 8 hours available and they will sell out!
 
Price: $185.00USD (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: $25.00USD

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: $15.00USD
 
 

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

Piscine Laurier R. Ménard
3035, place des Loisirs
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec J3R 5S5
 
 

Camp Lodging

Auberge de la Rive
165 Sainte-Anne Road
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec J3P 6J7

Reservations: 1-800-369-0059 | Telephone: 450-742-5691 |  Fax : 450-742-4230
| info@aubergedelarive.com
 
Located in Sorel-Tracy in a charming setting with an unobstructed view of the majestic Saint-Lawrence River and its magnificent islands, the Auberge de la Rive offers the services and amenities of a four-star hotel and convention centre. Its privileged geographical situation at the crossing of the Saint-Lawrence and Richelieu Rivers make of the Auberge de la Rive the ideal place to hold a meeting or conference, organize a convention or symposium, celebrate a special event, or get away from it all for a weekend and discover nature and culture of the “Pays du Survenant.”


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Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

Coach Nick, I just wanted to give you an update about my son's performance since the Montreal Winter Swim Camp. Yesterday was his first meet of the year. He improved his 200 IM by 20 seconds and his 50 Fly by 4 seconds! This improvement would not have been possible without the hour that you spent with him during the camp at Sorel-Tracy. You have really made him a different swimmer and we can see the impact on a daily basis. Thank you very much for all!

Parent of Peak Performance Swim Camper

  • 5/5.
Incredible experience!

Luke and Jake had a incredible experience at the Montreal Winter Camp. I am their father who viewed each day as well. I too was very impressed. Both boys were made to feel comfortable instantly and felt they could approach any of the coaches with questions. It was also a great experience knowing that they were involved in a world class clinic.

The confidence of the Coaches was important. The boys knew they were getting expert coaching. Coaches gave the impression that every participant was equally important and received equal attention and critique. Very well done.

The safety and security was top notch as well. We also enjoyed the mix of participants which was an added bonus. The boys were able to meet boys and girls from many parts of North America. Very Cool!!!

Most importantly the boys walked away more confident young men in general. Not just swimming, but in most aspects of how they perceived themselves and how they want to be perceived. 

Thank you!

January 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp

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3035, place des Loisirs
Montreal, Quebec J3R 5S5


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January 2015 TBD Peak Performance Swim Camp
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