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

Don't miss our annual summer camp at this stunning location at the University of San Diego! In addition to overnight and day camp packages, we offer two training levels at camp.

Peak Performance Swim Camp introduces two NEW summer camp programs in San Diego! Choose our CUSTOM CAMP for 11 & Over swimmers OR our specially-designed TOP 10 CAMP for 10 & Under swimmers. Refine your stroke technique to swim faster and more efficiently!

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Camp Details

Maximizing swimming potential through a holistic training approach is the mission of Peak Performance Swim Camp. To fulfill our mission, we seek to empower our swimmers through a two-tiered process of teaching and training. The teaching side includes daily chalk talks, video presentations, and ongoing poolside demonstrations. In addition, a targeted teaching strategy focused on swimmers’ individual needs is employed.

Overnight Camp Amenities

• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities (includes exciting off-campus attractions and on-campus team building activities)
• Complimentary T-shirt
• Complimentary Swim Cap
• Gold Medal Award and more!

Day Camp Amenities

• Catered Lunch
• Complimentary T-shirt
• Complimentary Swim Cap
• Gold Medal Award and more!

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CUSTOM CAMP

They say that variety is the spice of life. At PEAK, we believe that variety should extend to the teaching and training of swimmers. That’s why we created the Custom Camp, where swimmers have the option (at specific times throughout the day) to choose what they want to learn and train. For example, in addition to the standard camp content offered on the first day, swimmers have the option to work backstroke technique or breaststroke technique, a sprint set or a distance freestyle set, and relay starts or backstroke starts. And the custom options vary from day-to-day! The benefit of customization is that it targets specific needs allowing swimmers to improve at a much faster rate. It would be near impossible for us to offer a camp format such as this with a large number of swimmers, so we restrict registration to ensure a 7-to-1 swimmer-to-coach ratio (the lowest in the industry). In addition to swimming, we include a daily Winning Spirit pep talk, dynamic dry-land training, and soothing yoga. Come to PEAK and get a head start on your competition!

TOP 10 CAMP

It’s finally here, a swim camp 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 camp just for them. Our five-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 Camp is not a learn-to-swim program, but specifically designed for aspiring young competitive swimmers. Throughout the camp, swimmers perform multiple lengths of each stroke, including the Butterfly.

CAMP DETAILS

CHECK-IN
Camp Check-In and Orientation, for both swimmers and parents, will take place in Palomar Lounge at the Alcala Vista Apartments, adjacent to the Sports Center Complex, located on the University of San Diego campus. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their clothing.

CAMP CHECK-IN: Monday, June 17 • 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

If private coaching was purchased in advance with camp registration, swimmers will be assigned appointed dates/times and the schedule will be posted at Camp Check-In. Please note that Private Coaching sessions are scheduled around the coaches’ availability (between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) and may be subject to change due to weather and/or pool conditions.

CAMP FINALE
The camp concludes at 12:00 p.m. on June 21. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to attend.

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 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

VIDEO ANALYSIS:

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 and review is the absolute best thing you could do for your swimmer. It dramatically improves their understanding of how they swim, what they need to do to improve, and accelerates the learning process. Swimmers of all levels will benefit from our meticulous and in-depth analysis and review. This great product sells out quickly, so act now! 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 4 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $575

STARTS & TURNS VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis and review is the absolute best thing you could do for your swimmer. It dramatically improves their understanding of how they start and turn, what they need to do to improve, and accelerates the learning process. Swimmers of all levels will benefit from our meticulous and in-depth analysis and review. This great product sells out quickly, so act now! 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 detailed written summary and recommendations for improvement within 4 weeks of camp conclusion
  • Video and written analysis posted online for your review
  • Price: $600
PRIVATE SWIM COACHING:

Due to popular demand, both Private Coaching options sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, we ask that you sign-up at time of registration.

PREMIER PRIVATE COACHING: Olympic Coach Nick Baker is a master start, stroke, and turn technician. He has written four books on swimming and produced two state-of-the-art videos. His unique teaching style and one-of-a-kind swimming concepts and drills can transform a swimmer overnight. Swimmers and parents are often amazed with the results. Only five exclusive sessions are available each camp and they often sell out months before camp commences!

PRICE: $275 (LIMIT 1 HOUR PER SWIMMER)

DELUXE PRIVATE COACHING: A private session with a PEAK Senior Coach can transform a swimmer in as little as one hour. Our talented and select group of senior coaches have a minimum of 10 years club coaching experience and 5 years PEAK coaching experience. In addition, they teach the same swimming concepts and drills used by Olympic Coach Nick Baker. There are limited sessions available each camp and they sell out quickly!

PRICE: $200 (LIMIT 1 HOUR PER SWIMMER)

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

Getting to Camp:

EARLY ARRIVAL OPTION: We highly recommend that Overnight Campers arrive the day prior to camp. Our early arrival package includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast and supervision. (Minimum age is 10 years for overnight campers.) We are unable to receive swimmers at the USD residence hall to be determined prior to 1:00 p.m. on June 16, the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from San Diego International Airport, is available. The service is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (June 16) and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (June 21). Departure flights from San Diego should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. See Camp Policies for further information. We do not offer Unaccompanied Minor service. Swimmers are required to meet camp staff outside security at a designated location indicated in the camp registration packet. Price: $75.00 One-Way, $150.00 Round-trip.

TRAVEL BY AIR: The arrival airport is San Diego International Airport.

CAMP SCHEDULE

Olympic Coach Nick Baker’s unique holistic training approach includes mental, technical, and physical conditioning each day of camp.

Each day’s curriculum includes: 1 hour morning dry-land session, 2 in-water sessions (morning and afternoon), mental skills training, 1 hour yoga session, and catered lunch.

Note: This schedule does not apply to the first or last day of camp. See Camp Check-In and Camp Finale for further information.

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
7:45 a.m. – Day Campers Arrive
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
3:00 p.m. – Day Campers Depart Pool
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner & Recreation
9:30 p.m. – Lights Out

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Dinner and recreational activities vary each evening. They include fun, offsite activities such as a professional San Diego Padres baseball game and a beach trip to the famous Coronado Island, as well as planned movie and game nights.

Peak Performance Swim Camp San Diego Pool

Camp Pool Location

University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, California 92110

This camp is hosted at the University of San Diego. The 180 acre campus is perched on a pristine canyon with beaches, mountains and downtown San Diego all within a short drive. Instruction takes place in USD's 25 yard x 12 lane pool.

Overnight accommodations are conveniently located on campus at the University of San Diego Alcala Vista Apartments. The dormitory rooms include: two twin beds, two desks, bed linens, blanket, pillow, bath towels and soap. Campers should bring their own personal toiletries (such as shampoo and conditioner).

Learn more at the Peak Performance Swim Camp website.

Camp Questions & Answers

WHERE WILL MY OVERNIGHT CAMPER STAY?

Overnight campers will stay in the Alcala Vista Apartments on the USD campus. Dinner and recreational activities vary each evening. They include fun, offsite activities such as a professional San Diego Padres baseball game and a beach trip to the famous Coronado Island, as well as planned movie and game nights.

WHERE CAN I FIND 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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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    June 24, 2017: I just wanted to thank you for the best swim camp ever. Over the past four years I’ve attended four different swim camps. I learned more and improved more in your camp than all the other swim camps combined. What I liked most was the way your taught stroke technique and your positive attitude. You also know how to make swimming fun. My coach couldn’t believe my strokes when I got home. He said he would only recommend your camp from now on. Thanks again.

    — Claire B. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Best Camp!

    June 26, 2016: Attending your camp was one of the most memorable experiences my daughter has ever had. Megan had a blast and said she learned a great deal and worked harder than she had in a very long time. She is very anxious and excited to get started with the short course season. Your camp curriculum is far superior to anything we have ever experienced. Megan couldn't wait for the next practice to come. You are an excellent coach and positive role model. It was a true honor to have my daughter swim for you.

    — Tiffany T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Simply Amazing!

    June 27, 2015: Simply amazing! My son attended your Elite Training Camp in Thousand Oaks this past summer and I could not believe the change in him. He arrived home late on Friday and attended a local swim meet on Saturday and Sunday. Both my husband and I were shocked when we saw him swim. His strokes and turns were amazing. He looked effortless and beat everyone off the walls. All this is just one week! He dropped a total of 39 seconds in 6 events. No small feat for a swimmer who qualified for Zones last summer. We were also taken aback by his attitude. He couldn't stop smiling or talking about the camp. You gave our son an entirely new lease on swimming. You are an amazing coach and we can't thank you enough. My son will be back next summer with a number of his teammates.

    — Craig T. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Wow!

    June 25, 2015: Wow! Just wanted to let you know how Dennis did at his high school meet last weekend. He swam the third leg of the 400 FR Relay. They had a big lead, so he swam with your new and vastly improved version of freestyle. He looked great and maintained the lead! He also swam the 100 BR and came up from the dive in first place and never gave up the lead. I think I can honestly say that was a first in his career. His starts and turns looked great. You really worked wonders with him this weekend. He seemed more confident than I have ever seen him before. He really takes in everything you say and believes that you give him the tools to be a better swimmer.

    — Ron B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    those are Coach Baker’s strokes – totally effortless

    June 24, 2014: Jonathan continues to impress. A Chinese team from Beijing was at the meet and dominated, although Jonathan beat his Chinese counterpart in the 100 FL. This Chinese team seemed to come out of one of your camps, prompting my kids to say: “those are Coach Baker’s strokes – totally effortless”

    — Rachel B. Parent

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Nick Baker, Camp Director
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, California 92110
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Custom Camp
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,195.00
Availability: Yes

Overnight $1,565.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Top 10 Camp
Age Group: 8 - 10
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,195.00
Availability: Limited

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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