Nike Peak Performance Winter Swim Clinics New York
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Peak Performance Swim Camp
Peak Performance Swim Camp is offering a NEW four-day clinic. Register for our 2-day IM Clinic, our 2-day Mental Edge Clinic, or both!
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.
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.View Nick Baker's Bio & Swim Tips ⟩
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.
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
Swim Tips by Nick Baker:
- Peak Performance: A Case For Confidence By Coach Nick Baker
- Peak Performance Swim Camp: 10 Step Guide To Proper Nutrition For Swimmers By Coach Baker
- Physical Conditioning - Coach Baker's Tip of the Week
- Backstroke and Freestyle Pull - Coach Baker’s Tip of the Week
- Peak Performance: It’s All In The Style When It Comes To Swim Camps For Kids
- Peak Performance: Racing with Aggression
Coach 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, and motivatorsView Peak Coaching Staff's Bio ⟩
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
We are offering two, back-to-back twin clinics at a discount price: Register for a 2-day clinic for $425 or attend both 2-day clinics for a combined, 4-day camp experience for only $775. Get twice the elite-level training for less cost!
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
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INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY CLINIC (FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018)
What is the ultimate event in swimming? If you picked the individual medley, you're correct! The reason why is that swimmers must be proficient in all four strokes to excel. The turns are also unique to this special event especially the turn from back-to-breast. Did you know that there are four back-to-breast turns? And we teach all four of them at the clinic. Choosing to train and compete in the individual medley has many long-term benefits, the main one being that it develops all four strokes giving swimmers more options and opportunities. It also increases the chance of earning a college swimming scholarship because individual-medley swimmers are very much in demand. Having one weak stroke can be extremely detrimental, so that's why we dedicate an entire practice to each of the four strokes. Saturday morning starts off with the butterfly, the butterfly turn, and the butterfly-to-backstroke turn. The same process is repeated with the other three strokes. Created by Olympic Coach Nick Baker, the clinic’s curriculum is second to none. Coach Baker has authored five books on swimming and produced four swimming videos. A 4-Stroke Handbook, to be used as a reference, is also included. The clinic offers many unique features and is highly recommended for swimmers with Olympic dreams.
Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on February 16. Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place in the upstairs mezzanine, located at the Saw Mill Club East. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on February 17. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.
The Health & Release Form can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/
MENTAL EDGE CLINIC (FEBRUARY 18-19, 2018)
Believe it or not, the results achieved in competition have the greatest impact on long-term swimming success. At PEAK, providing swimmers with the tools they need to excel is our top priority. Our Mental Edge Clinic covers the three most important facets of racing, including the pre-meet preparation, the pre-race routine, and real-race rehearsal. Visualizing techniques, positive affirmations, and strategies to overcome race-limiting beliefs round off the pre-meet portion. The pre-race portion teaches swimmers how to achieve their ideal mental state before stepping on the block. Finally, real-race rehearsals give swimmers a prime opportunity to apply their new-found skills. Created by Olympic Coach Nick Baker, the clinic’s curriculum is second to none. Coach Baker has authored five books on swimming and produced four swimming videos. A Mental Edge Workbook, to be used as a reference, is also included. This one-of-a-kind clinic is ideally suited for swimmers looking for that extra something.
Check-in will take place from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM on February 18. Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place in the upstairs mezzanine, located at the Saw Mill Club East. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
Clinics conclude at 3:00 PM on February 19. Our closing ceremony will be held at 3:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.
The Health & Release Form can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/
COACH BAKER'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
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 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 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
COACH BAKER'S FIVE BOOKS:
Nick Baker, Founder of Peak Performance Swim Camp and 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!
ARE YOU WORTH IT? 45 Ways To Enhance Your Self-Worth In Swimming: NEW in 2018! Olympic Coach Nick Baker has added another gem to his motivational Swimmers' Series. Among all the factors that determine successfully reaching your swimming goals, self-worth is the single most influential. You must first feel important before you can achieve important things in your swimming life. This superb book teaches how to build that feeling and find the inner "magic" that lies within you. Paperback: 132 pages. Price: $20.00
UN-LIMIT YOURSELF! A Must-Read for Serious Swimmers: 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 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: 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
Sample Daily Schedule
The clinic curriculum is a mental, technical, and physical blend based on Coach Baker’s unique holistic philosophy, and features highlights from our week-long camp program.
FEB 16-17: The 2-day Individual Medley Clinic teaches all IM Turns and includes swim progressions in all 4 strokes. Friday morning starts off with the butterfly, the butterfly turn, and the butterfly-to-backstroke turn. The same process is repeated with the other three strokes over the course of the clinic.
FEB 18-19: The 2-day Mental Edge Clinic covers all aspects of the mental side of racing including: the pre-meet preparation, the pre-race routine, and the race itself. The pre-meet and pre-race portions include visualization techniques, positive affirmations, and strategies to help overcome self-doubt and fear. We also use real-life rehearsals to give swimmers a prime opportunity to put their newfound skills into action.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Mental Skills PLUS
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
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Swim
Camp Pool Location
Saw Mill Club East
333 N. Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Best coach ever!
February 25, 2018: Dear Coach Nick, I am so happy!!! I qualified for Zones this weekend and dropped time in all my events. My biggest drops were 14.69 seconds in my 100 butterfly, 5.92 seconds in my 100 breaststroke, 7.55 seconds in my 100 backstroke, and 1.4 seconds in my 50 breaststroke. You would have been very proud of me for holding my technique. The talks we had were so important to me. You are always on my mind giving me the confidence to go on no matter how tired I am. You are the best coach ever. I can’t wait to see you soon at the Boston Summer Camp.
— Brian R. Camper
See you again soon!
February 27, 2017: Coach Nick and Staff, We just want to tell you what a great experience our son had at the Westchester Starts & Strokes Clinic this past February. The clinic happened to be a couple of weeks before CT Regionals and he had best times in EVERY event. He looked great, his starts were much quicker, and despite having just moved up an age group, he placed in every event he raced! We'll see you all again soon!
— Steven S. Parent
Such a positive force!
February 22, 2017: Dear Coach Nick, we can’t thank you enough for being such a positive force in our daughter’s life. You have motivated her, trained her, and made it possible for her to achieve as she has. The most important is that she knows that you only expect the best from her. Thank you for all that you do.
— Barbara M. Parent
February 22, 2017: 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.
— Chris D. Parent
February 21, 2017: We are most impressed by the quality of the swim camp. Coach Nick and his team are not only excellent coaches, they are also caring and encouraging. Many swimmers hit a plateau in their training. It’s difficult to move forward without knowing the problem and how to correct it. Coach Nick and his staff spotted the areas our daughter needs to improve and helped her to correct them. We would like to thank Coach Nick and team for the excellent experience our daughter had.
— Dave D. Parent
March 3, 2016: Just attended the Westchester clinic at the Saw Mill Club. Coach Baker is amazing! Greatest coach I’ve ever met. Incredibly skilled at his craft and very humble. I’m currently reading his book. I wish there were more coaches like him.
— Jessica M. Camper
February 26, 2016: My daughter attended the camp in Westchester over the long weekend and LOVED it. She said the work was hard but good and the instruction great, because “they show us what to do, not just tell us.” We will definitely be coming back!
— Tim G. Parent
camp was great!
February 24, 2015: Thank you for the care, knowledge, and support you have given to my daughter. Both of us believe that her achievements over the years are mainly due to your teaching. As always your camp was great and you were an inspiration to her. Thank you!
— Mike G. Parent
Camp Dates & Prices
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