Nike Peak Performance Summer Swim Clinic Monterey, CA
HELPING COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS PERFORM AT PEAK LEVELS
HAS BEEN OUR TOP PRIORITY FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS.
Come to beautiful Monterey, California! Peak Performance is offering a NEW 3-day INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SUPER Clinic. Peak Performance Swim Camp is offering special “super” clinics during the 3-day holiday weekend!
Choose our INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SUPER CLINIC for 11 & Over swimmers OR our specially-designed TOP 10 CLINIC for 10 & Under swimmers. Refine your stroke technique to swim faster and more efficiently! Open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their 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 Swim Camp Tip: Two Styles Of Freestyle By Camp Director Nick Baker
- Peak Performance Swim Camp: Coach Baker's Tip of the Week - How to do a World Class Backstroke Start
- Peak Performance Swim Camp Tip: It’s All In The Style When It Comes To Swim Camps For Kids By Camp Director Nick Baker
- Peak Performance Swim Camp: Coach Baker’s Tip of the Week - Breaststroke Shoot
- Peak Performance Swim Camp Tip: Say It, Think It, See It, Be It By Camp Director Nick Baker
- Peak Performance Swim Camp Tip: Why Yoga?
- Peak Performance Swim Video Tip: Freestyle Breathing
- Peak Performance Swim Camp Tip: The Ideal Swim Coach by Nick Baker
- Peak Performance Swim Camp: Coach Baker’s Tip of the Week - Backstroke and Freestyle Pull
- Peak Performance Swim Camp; Coach Baker’s Tip of the Week - Freestyle Kick
- Coach Baker’s Peak Performance Tip of the Week - Front Start
- Peak Performance Swim Camp: Coach Baker's Tip of the Week - Physical Conditioning
- 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
- 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
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SUPER CLINIC: Our 3-day IM Super clinic covers the entire individual medley from the front start, the four strokes, the three IM turns, plus the ideal racing strategy. It’s the complete package over three days! Training and racing in the IM is a wise choice as it develops all four strokes and makes swimmers more versatile and competitive. Most people think of Michael Phelps as the King of Butterfly, but he’s also the only swimmer in history to win the 200 IM in four consecutive Olympics. PEAK coaches are masters at teaching and training, and our 7-to-1 swimmer-to-coach ratio is the lowest in the industry! Learn from the PEAK pros and get the winning edge!
TOP 10 CLINIC: It’s finally here, a swim clinic exclusively designed for the 10 & Under swimmer! At PEAK, our mission is to get swimmers off to a fast start by teaching them the skills they need to win! 10 & Under swimmers are a unique group who require extra care, attention, and patience, so we created a swim clinic just for them. Our three-day format covers the three starts (front, back, and relay), the four strokes and turns, plus mini-swim sets throughout the day. PEAK coaches are masters at teaching state-of-the-art technique, and our 6-to-1 swimmer-to-coach ratio is the lowest in the industry! Due to our low ratio, space is limited. Learn from the PEAK pros and get the winning edge!
Note: The Top 10 Clinic is not a learn-to-swim program, but specifically designed for aspiring young competitive swimmers. Throughout the clinic, swimmers perform multiple lengths of each stroke, including the Butterfly.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Catered Lunch
• Complimentary T-shirt and Swim Cap
Saturday, August 31 from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM. Check-in and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place in the Cafeteria, located at the Monterey Peninsula College. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
Clinic concludes at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 2. 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 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
PRIVATE SWIM 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hourly private coaching sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $250. Sessions with our Senior Assistant Coaches are $200.
COACH BAKER'S 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!
MIND BODY SKILL, A Journey to Swimming Excellence: Olympic Coach Nick Baker has just released his sixth book – the newest addition in his Swimmer Series collection – titled Mind Body Skill, A Journey to Swimming Excellence. Coach Baker challenges swimmers to create change in a BIG WAY to achieve the results they desire! A swimmer who improves their mental outlook can enhance their level of swimming performance to one degree or another. The same holds true for technique and fitness. But when a swimmer focuses on boosting all three at once, the paradigm shifts and EXCELLENCE happens! Coach Baker states, “To thrive and survive in the demanding sport of swimming, a swimmer must become the ‘driver of their dream’ and push for exponential growth no matter what the circumstances!” Price: $20.00
SWIMMER SERIES COLLECTION: You can purchase all four books in the series. The 4 books: MIND BODY SKILL, ARE YOU WORTH IT?, UN-LIMIT YOURSELF! & 101 WINNING WAYS Price: $50.00
ARE YOU WORTH IT? 45 Ways To Enhance Your Self-Worth In Swimming: 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
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.
The 3-day IM Super Clinic covers the front start, including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, the breakout, four individual medley turns, and the freestyle side-finish. The clinic also focuses on improving stroke efficiency while achieving the ideal stroke rate for each stroke – a critical concept in successful racing. In addition, swimmers will learn the correct racing strategy and pacing for the 200 Individual Medley.
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – Dry-Land
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Mental Skills PLUS
9:30 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
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – Swim
Monterey Peninsula College Pool
The newly remodeled MPC swimming pool reopened in March of 2014. The college pool is a 25 yard, 8 lane infinity-edged outdoor pool kept at a comfortable 80 degrees.
Camp Questions & Answers
Where can I fine the Peak Health & Release Form?
In order for a swimmer to participate in the camp, the mandatory Health & Release Form must be completed, signed, and turned in BEFORE the camp commences. The Health & Release Form can be found at - swimcamp.com/forms/.
How are swimmers grouped at camp?
Lane assignments will be based on your best 100 Free time. We will ask you to email us your best 100 Free time when we send out the registration packet before camp. If you do not submit the correct time, then there is a strong chance that you will be placed in the wrong lane, and will not fully benefit from the clinic training. Thank you for your assistance!
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September 10, 2017: Thank you for coaching me and helping me with all my strokes. I had an amazing time in your camp. I just came back from Junior Olympics and I got a medal in every single race. I got a 34.59 in my 50 FL because you helped me with my technique. I also got a first place in my 50 BR and 100 BR because of you. I still wear my Swim Positive bracelet and look forward to training with you again.
— Sarah A. Peak Performance Camper
Really enjoyed the camp.
September 10, 2017: Words cannot express how much Sarah thoroughly enjoyed the camp. She enjoyed all of the coaches and was really inspired by everyone's positive attitude and technical advice. It's the first time she has ever had coaches standing at the end of her lane giving feedback after each 50. Thank you so very much. We arrived home on Saturday and she headed straight for the computer. The notes I took during the camp filled the swimmer's handbook that you provided, as well as several pages in another small notebook. She combined the advice provided in the "Swim Smart Handbook" with the tips you and the other coaches provided. Sarah worked on it for two straight days! Since the completion of her notes she has gone to the Y every day to work on her swimming. Your feedback has been wonderful. Despite being very tired from the camp each day she misses it terribly. She has already informed me that she is going back next year! Your program is excellent, your staff amazing and it was an experience we truly wished she could have had at a younger age.
— Parent of Peak Performance Camper
September 9, 2017: My three kids enjoyed your camp in very much. It gave them the boost they needed to get interested in swimming again. We were so impressed we plan to register the three of them in your Orlando winter camp. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for such a great experience.
— Parent of Peak Performance Camper
Improve your techniques.
September 9, 2017: Thank you for your kind words. Amy really appreciated hearing from you. Her experience at camp this past week has been the best part of her swimming career to date! I have never seen her so excited about improving her technique. We got home last night and she started copying all her notes from the handbook to the poster. She finished this morning and asked to hang the poster on the door that leads to the garage. She said she wanted to be able to see the poster everyday before she went to swim practice. She went to the pool today and practiced many of the drills she worked on in camp, with a constant smile.
— Parent of Peak Performance Camper
September 9, 2017: I broke the 100 BR and 50 BR records at the championship last weekend! I am so excited, but I know I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much for everything. I can’t wait to see how much my times improve over the winter. My brother's starts really improved along with his strokes. He now holds all of the of the club records for his age group. Wow! I can't wait to come back next summer.
— Peak Performance Camper