October 22-23 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

October 22-23 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic
October 22-23 Peak Performance Fall Weekend Swim Clinic

This popular clinic always sells out quickly! Register now before it's too late! Our state-of-the-art clinics include SnapShot video and provide instant, visual feedback to improve starts, turns, and stroke technique. Saturday Stroke Clinic, Sunday Start-Turn-Finish Clinic or 2-IN-1 Clinic for a discount price!

Attend a single day clinic for $250.00 each. OR attend both the Stroke Clinic and Start-Turn-Finish Clinic for a total weekend package for only $425.00. Get twice as much elite training for less cost!

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

New! Peak SnapShot Video

An exciting new video addition, where a few key components of swimmers’ starts, strokes, or turns are videotaped above or below water, then reviewed individually with each swimmer. SnapShot provides our swimmers with quick, visual feedback to improve their technique immediately!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

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 19 years thousands of swimmers have participated in a Peak Performance Swim Camp.

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The camp’s one-of-a-kind holistic training approach and positive coaching style is the creation of Coach Nick Baker, Founder and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp. Following is a brief list of his swimming and coaching accomplishments:

  • 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 Two Popular Swimming-Related Books, 101 Winning Ways and The Swimming Triangle
  • Featured Writer for Swimming World Magazine
  • Featured Clinician at Coaching Clinics Around the World
  • 1996-Present — Director and Head Coach at Over 400 PEAK Swim Camps and Clinics Throughout the United States and 15 Foreign Countries
  • 2014 — More than 1,000 Swimmers, from 40 Countries, Attended Peak Performance Swim Camp
  • Past 43 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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Staff

A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker: Highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years of professional coaching...

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A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker:

  • Highly qualified coaches with an average of 25 years of professional coaching experience, from across the country and abroad
  • Most staff have numerous years experience working with Coach Baker and employ his positive coaching style
  • Passionate and enthusiastic, our coaches assist Coach Baker in making our camps and clinics second to none
  • Learn more about our PEAK coaches at http://swimcamp.com/swim-coach-bios/

Camp Details

2 IN 1 CLINIC PACKAGE

Peak Performance is NOW offering 2 clinics in 1 weekend at a discount price! Attend a single day clinic for $225.00 each. OR attend both the Stroke Clinic and Start-Turn-Finish Clinic for a total weekend package for only $425.00.

STROKE CLINIC

Refine your stroke technique to swim faster and more efficiently! This 1-day clinic includes elite-level training for all 4 Strokes and 5 Components within each stroke. It also features our NEW SnapShot video training. Clinic is offered on Sunday only. Price $250.

START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC

Gain a competitive edge by improving your starts, turns, and finishes! This 1-day clinic includes elite-level training for 3 Starts, 7 Turns, and 4 Finishes. It also features our NEW SnapShot video training. Clinic is offered on Saturday only. Price: $250.

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2 IN 1 CLINIC

Get twice as much elite training for less cost! Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age. Price: $425

SATURDAY STROKE CLINIC

Refine your stroke technique to swim faster and more efficiently! This 1-day clinic includes elite training for all 4 Strokes and 5 Components within each stroke. Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.  Price: $250

4 - The Number of Strokes Covered
At Peak Performance Swim Camp, we believe every swimmer should be an IM'er first and a stroke/event specialist second. Unfortunately, few swimmers possess the essential knowledge necessary to take their stroke to the top. Our Stroke Clinic will introduce swimmers to the latest and greatest stroke technique.

5 - The Number of Parts within a Stroke
Research indicates that elite-level swimmers enjoy up to 75% technical advantage over the average swimmer - an astonishing amount! Our state-of-the-art stroke progressions will generate instant improvement by focusing on the 5 key stroke components (Body Position, Arm Cycle, Kick Cycle, Breathing Cycle, and Timing) of all 4 strokes. 

SUNDAY START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC

Gain a competitive edge by improving your starts, turns, and finishes! This 1-day clinic includes elite training for 3 Starts, 7 Turns, and 4 Finishes. Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age. Price: $250

3 - The Number of Starts Covered
Swimmers will learn how to turn an average start into a good start, and a good start into a great start! Starts covered include: 2 types of track starts, 2 types of back starts, and 2 types of relay starts.

7 - The Number of Turns Covered
The majority of swimmers lose valuable time at the walls and are forced to play catch-up swimming down the lane. Our innovative turning progressions will reverse that trend. Turns covered include: 4 standard turns (FL, BK, BR, FR) plus 3 IM Transition Turns.

4 - The Number of Finishes Covered
A winning finish takes advance planning; and our unique finish progressions will show swimmers how to plan for victory. Finishes covered include: butterfly, breaststroke, and freestyle, plus 3 types of backstroke finishes.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

CHECK-IN TIME

2 -IN-1 CLINIC: 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on October 22
STROKE CLINIC: 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on October 22
START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM on October 23

CAMP FINALE

STROKE CLINIC: Clinic concludes Saturday at 3:00 PM.
2 -IN-1 CLINIC AND START-TURN-FINISH CLINIC: Clinics conclude Sunday at 4:00 PM. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

A DAY AT CAMP - SATURDAY

8:00 a.m. | 9:00 a.m. — Dry-Land
9:00 a.m. | 10:00 p.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
10:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. — Swim
12:00 p.m. | 12:30 p.m. — Catered Lunch
12:30 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. — Nutition Class
1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. — Swim
3:00 p.m. | Halloween Early Dismissal 

A DAY AT CAMP - SUNDAY

9:00 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. — Dry-Land
10:00 a.m. | 10:30 p.m. — Mental Skills PLUS
10:30 p.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
2:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. — Swim

CAMP EXTRAS

THE PEAK REFRESHER:

This one-of-a-kind video is a tremendous visual aid that compliments the technical components learned in camp and is the perfect refresher for your swimmer year round!

THE PEAK REFRESHER VIDEO: The exclusive PEAK Refresher video is a visual aid tool containing more than 60 key technical tips. Its purpose is to serve as a review for PEAK swimmers upon their return home. The swimmer-friendly video, created by 1992 Olympic Coach Nick Baker and Head Coach of Peak Performance Swim Camp, contains performance enhancing tips from PEAK 1 and PEAK 2 camps. It features the front, back, and relay starts, the four strokes and turns. The video is available online via secure access, and sent to you via email at the conclusion of the camp. The PEAK Refresher video is also recommended for PEAK clinic attendees.

Added Benefits:

  • This unique video is designed to compliment the technical points presented in camp.
  • It is an invaluable tool to help your swimmer remember what they learned. No matter how hard a swimmer tries to remember all of the content presented at PEAK, it’s virtually impossible.
  • The video optimizes the PEAK learning experience and will pay for itself in improved performance.
  • Swimmers can refer to the video throughout the year to keep their performance at its peak.
  • Price: $75

Private Coaching:

There are a very limited number of private coaching sessions available during the clinic. These are offered first-come, first-serve on the first day of camp. If you would like to place your name on the waitlist in advance, please email us at peakperformance@ussportscamps.com 

Hourly private coaching sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $250.00. Sessions with our Senior Assistant Coaches are $175.00.

Books:

IN THE KNOW: A SWIM PARENT'S GUIDE: In The Know: A Swim Parent’s Guide is Coach Baker’s brand new book. It provides parents with essential inside swimming knowledge geared to maximizing the child’s swimming experience. Paperback: 124 pages. Price: $20.00

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
 

Facilities

Drake High School Pool

1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Camper Reviews

P.W., NevadaParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.

Our daughter participated in the San Francisco Fall Clinic a few days ago and we want to share with you our positive experience and impressions. We found the clinic truly awesome! The work you did with the swimmers was really amazing. Your expertise, professionalism, guidance, inspiration and last but not least, friendliness, were truly awesome. The whole coaching team was synergetic, consistent, focused and everyone was great! We also truly appreciate Coach Roger and his work with our daughter during her private sessions. He showed great passion when speaking to her and a good sense of humor – he was also patient and provided excellent guidance. The clinic was very productive. Our daughter experienced many new aspects of swim training, the new drills and tricks – ones that are not easy available at her regular swim practice at her club. She feels much more confident with her swimming, which is something she struggled with quite often in the past. The SnapShot video review is a great idea… During our trip home to Nevada, we started to plan our schedule for 2015 to participate in the next Peak Performance camp, but this time a longer one. So, we hope our daughter will have a chance to see you and your coaching team soon!

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B.C., CaliforniaParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Truly amazing!

Dear Coach Nick Baker - Our daughter participated in the Peak Performance Fall Swim Clinic in San Francisco and we wanted to share with you our experiences and impressions. We found the clinic truly awesome! 

 

The work you did with these young swimmers was really amazing. Your expertise, professionalism, guidance, inspiration and last but not least, friendliness, was truly above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. The whole coaching team was synergetic, consistent, focused and everyone was great!

 

We truly appreciate Coach Roger and his work with our daughter during her private sessions. He showed great passion when speaking to her and a good sense of humor - he was also patient and provided an excellent guidance for her.

 

The clinic was very productive. Our daughter experienced many new aspects of swim training, the new drills and tricks – ones that are not easy available at her regular swim practice at her club. She feels much more confident with her swimming, which is something she struggled with quite often in the past. 

 

During our trip home to Reno we started to plan our schedule for 2015 to participate in the next Peak Performance camp, but this time a longer one.

 

Hope to see you soon!

M.C., CaliforniaParent of Peak Performance Swim Camper '15

  • 5/5.
Thank you!

We would like to thank you for the amazing coaching at the swim camp in San Francisco. It was one of the best learning experiences the boys have had in their lives. “Just awesome, 10 out of 10!” says our boys. You have a great connection with children – positive, encouraging, knowledgeable and convincible. I wish they would listen to me the same way!

 

When I looked at the way you are teaching, it is not only about teaching children how to swim, it applies so many ways in their later life. Life is about where people want to go and what people want to be, but the journey how to get there is the most difficult part. Swim training involves goal setting, lots of hard work, and persistence…and the book you wrote is very helpful to them.

 

Thank you, Coach Baker and ALL the PEAK coaching team! We wish to see you next year.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Stroke Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 9:00AM-4:00PM $250.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: 2 IN 1 Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Camp Hours: Saturday 8AM-3PM; Sunday 9AM-4PM
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $425.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Start-Turn-Finish Clinic
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $250.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.