January 2-5 Peak Performance Swim Camp

January 2-5 Peak Performance Swim Camp
January 2-5 Peak Performance Swim Camp

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.

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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.
 
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.
 

Day Camp Amenities

• Daily Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

 
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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: 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 (Only 8 Spots Available)
 
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 (Only 5 Spots Available)

 
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

 

Facilities

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

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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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. Nick Baker has been involved in competitive swimming since 1961. He swam competitively for 11 years (and...

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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
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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.

Camper Reviews

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!
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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!

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