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HELPING COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS PERFORM AT PEAK LEVELS
HAS BEEN OUR TOP PRIORITY FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS.

Peak Performance is offering a NEW weekend clinic series in the San Francisco Bay Area! Attend our START-TURN-STROKE CLINIC this Spring in beautiful Danville, CA at the Blackhawk Country Club.

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 age.

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.

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  • Peak Performance Swim Camp Coaching Staff Bio

    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 motivators

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Camp Details

The vast majority of competitive swimmers are in serious need of concentrated start, turn, and stroke work. It should be an ongoing process that continues throughout their swimming careers. Skills are never permanent and require constant attention and refinement. At Peak Performance Swim Camp, we offer a variety of impactful techniques and skill progressions that dramatically improve start, turn, and stroke techniques. The techniques taught are extremely adaptable meaning swimmers can continue to use them upon returning to their home pools.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Catered Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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CHECK-IN
Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place at the pool deck, located at the Blackhawk Country Club Pool. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.

  • SATURDAY CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 21
  • SUNDAY CLINIC: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on April 22

CAMP FINALE
Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 22. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

CAMP FORMS
The Health & Release Form can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/

CAMP EXTRAS

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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 PACKAGEPurchase 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 peakperformance@ussportscamps.com 

Hourly private coaching sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $250.00. Sessions with our Senior Assistant Coaches are $200.00.

COACH BAKER'S FIVE BOOKS:

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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

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.

The 2-day Start, Turn & Stroke Clinic covers both the front and back starts, including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, and the breakout. The clinic also focuses on the competitive turns and key performance areas in all four competitive strokes.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Dry-Land 
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Mental Skills 
10:30 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

Blackhawk Country Club Pool Danville Ca Peak Performance Swim Camp

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Blackhawk Country Club Pool
1098 Eagle Nest Pl
Danville, CA 94506

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Overall Average Rating 4.80 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Your Swim Camp Has Really Changed My Outlook

    April 24, 2018: Dear Coach Nick, Thank you for such an empowering camp experience. Throughout the camp, the coaches created a positive environment that served as a catalyst for positive change. Upon leaving the camp I felt physically stronger, technically better equipped, and most of all, mentally tougher. I had always been, as you put it, a race horse. I went to all the practices, but was always saving my energy for that one killer main set. I was in a survivalistic mindset that kept me in my comfort zone. Through your camp I have realized that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere. As a result of your swim camp, I am mentally equipped and have been welcoming each challenge set back in club practice. I will continue to strive to become a Race-practice horse so as to maximize my gain and minimize my time. So far in the week of club swimming that I’ve had since the camp, I have made a conscious effort to keep what I learned in camp with me. I still wear the Swim Positive wrist band on my ankle every day. The wrist band really brings your philosophy into tangible form, and it really helps to remind me of everything I have learned. Each day brings a new challenge and because of your swim camp, I feel ready and happy to face what adversity might come. I will always remember those talks that you had with the Elite group before getting into the water. They really helped me by providing encouragement and hope. Whenever I dislike a set, I remember what you said about thinking about what helps me, rather than what I like. All in all, your swim camp has really changed my outlook on practice and swimming itself. Truly, you have changed my attitude towards the sport, and for that you have my utmost thanks. Thank you for your commitment and level of dedication to the swimmers at your swim camp; I am sure we all appreciate it.

    — S.H. Camper

    • 5/5.
    You will see us again!

    April 24, 2018: Just wanted to thank you...the clinic was a wonderful experience. Monday at swim practice my daughter definitely had the coach’s attention in the best way. Her swim sprint times were amazing. She was able to drop 3 seconds off her sprint laps of free and fly. She was also able to stay ahead of her age groups top breast stroker. She entered practice with a confidence and intensity that was off the charts. Please thank Coach Baker and the rest of the Peak crew for another great clinic. I truly am impressed of the results we get from Peak. You will see us again. My daughter's confidence only adds more enjoyment to something she is so passionate about.

    — Ashley H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    April 30, 2017: 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 synergistic, 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 2017 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!

    — Trisha L. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Amazing!

    April 24, 2016: Coach, thanks for the amazing opportunity to improve and make changes to my stroke. You have helped me tremendously in pointing out my mistakes but also pointing out my strengths. Thanks again to you and the PEAK coaches for all the help and confidence that you have given me.

    — Nicholas F. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Inspirational!

    April 19, 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.

    — Alyssa B. Parent

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Nike Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic San Francisco Bay Area Contra Costa

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Nick Baker, Camp Director
Blackhawk Country Club Pool
1098 Eagle Nest Pl

San Francisco, California

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