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

Our 5-day swim camp near The Big Apple features three competition training levels - from novice to advance to elite swimmers, ages 8-18 years.

In order for a swimmer to realize their full swimming potential they must be mentally, technically and physically fit. Contrary to popular belief, physical fitness by itself is not enough. A swimmer must also possess a high degree of mental and technical fitness.

At Peak Performance we pride ourselves in offering a balance between physical, technical and mental training. Referring to the chart below Peak 1 offers a 75/25 blend of physical conditioning and technical conditioning. Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning.

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

Our daily goal at Peak Performance Swim Camp is to implement our philosophy to the fullest. We employ a one-of-a-kind holistic training approach that conditions swimmers both inside and out. We believe swimmers are only as good as the sum of their parts, meaning those who lack essential mental, technical, or physical conditioning can never maximize their swimming potential.

DAY CAMP AMENITIES

• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack

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PEAK 1

Well-suited for advanced age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 11-18, who train 5,000 yards/meters (or greater) per practice.

PEAK 1 is our most challenging swim camp. The camp builds throughout the week in both intensity and expectation. State-of-the-art skill progressions are combined with challenging swim sets. Swimmers are challenged to maintain their newly acquired skills throughout each set. Each day begins with a powerful mental presentation emphasizing the important role that the mind plays in peak swimming performance. The underlying “positive mental message” is repeated throughout the day to heighten its impact and create lasting change. Each day of camp ends on a high note with swimmers feeling mentally, technically, and physically empowered.

In addition to our 8 challenging in-water training sessions, PEAK 1 also includes 4 intense dry-land training sessions, 3 swimming related yoga sessions, and 4 inspiring mental conditioning sessions.

Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.

PEAK 2

Ideally suited for developmental, intermediate, and advanced age group swimmers, ages 9-16, who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 2 is the lead-up camp to PEAK 1. The daily structure of PEAK 2 is similar to PEAK 1, but the skill progressions and challenging swim sets are adjusted to reflect skill and performance levels. Lane assignments for swimmers are based on ability level rather than age. Like PEAK 1, each day begins with a powerful mental presentation emphasizing the important role that the mind plays in peak swimming performance. The underlying “positive mental message” is repeated throughout the day to heighten its impact and create lasting change. Each day of camp ends on a high note with swimmers feeling mentally, technically, and physically empowered.

In addition to our 8 challenging in-water training sessions, PEAK 2 also includes 4 intense dry-land training sessions, 3 swimming related yoga sessions, and 4 inspiring mental conditioning sessions.

Camp Details

CHECK-IN
Camp Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place at the YMCA Reading Room, the public waiting area before entering the girls and boys locker rooms, located at the Greenwich Family YMCA. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive to camp wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.

  • PEAK 1 CAMP:  Monday  •  August 6  •  7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
  • PEAK 2 CAMP:  Monday  •  August 6  •  7:15 a.m. – 7:45 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 1:00 PM on August 10. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:30 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend

CAMP FORMS
The Health & Release Form along with the CT Camp Health & Exam Forms 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 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

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: $250 (SOLD OUT!)

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 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: NEW! The latest book by 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, 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 schedule below outlines a sample agenda for the day. Most day camp schedules run daily 8:00am to 3:00pm or 9:00am to 4:00pm, depending on the location.

PEAK 1 & PEAK 2

  • 8:00 AM       –     Dry Land
  • 9:00 AM       –     Mental Skills PLUS
  • 9:30 AM       –     Pool Session 1
  • 11:30 AM     –     Catered Lunch
  • 12:00 PM     –     Yoga
  • 1:00 PM       –     Pool Session 2
  • 3:00 PM       –     Daily Sign Out

PEAK 3

  • 10:00 AM     –     Dry Land
  • 10:30 AM     –     Mental Skills PLUS
  • 11:00 AM     –     Pool Session
  • 1:00 PM       –     Daily Sign Out

Peak Performance Swim Camp Greenwich Ymca Pool

CAMP POOL LOCATION

Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Learn more at the Peak Performance Swim Camp website.

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    • 5/5.
    Thank you so much!

    August 18, 2017: NICK!!!! I did it! I made age group provincials in my 200 breast stroke! I have taken off 12 seconds in this since seeing you this summer in Connecticut. Your confidence in me helped my confidence in myself …a lot! Thank you so much (and all the other awesome coaches like Tim). I can’t wait to come again soon….

    — Aiden A. Camper

    • 5/5.
    Love your coaching philosophy!

    August 16, 2016: Dear Coach Baker, My girls had an awesome time at the Greenwich Camp last week. They have not stopped talking about it and are truly excited about swimming again! I believe your approach was integral in making this a meaningful experience for them to apply the principles they learned for swimming as well as other aspects of life. I selected your camp because of its holistic philosophy toward swimming so that they would develop in the sport with sound fundamentals and an approach to training.

    — Rick F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Amazing!

    August 21, 2015: Coach Nick, I just wanted to drop you a note about the great weekend my son had at States after seeing you. He dropped over 1 second in 50 BR, over 4 seconds in 100 BR, 15 seconds in 200 BR, over 4  seconds in 200 IM, and over 2 seconds in 100 FR. We can’t thank you enough for the time you have spent with him and giving him the tools and knowledge he needs to excel. And we can’t wait to get back to another camp!

    — Regina G. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    wonderful experience

    August 21, 2015: My daughter had a wonderful experience at PEAK Summer Camp. This year’s experience will go a long way in her preparing for this season. There was never a dull moment in 5 days. Not a minute wasted. And she truly enjoyed meeting and swimming with swimmers of her age group. The private session and the video analysis are invaluable and a great investment. My daughter can’t wait to get back to the pool to practice what she learned. She appreciates the mental and physical conditioning that went with the camp. It was truly a holistic approach that Coach Nick and the team took to teach the kids. Thank you, Coach Nick and Staff, for your continued dedication to these kids. The techniques and approach that you use not only helps the kids in their sport, but will help them in life as well.

    — Drew H. Parent

    • 5/5.
    teaching reaches far and wide

    August 19, 2014: Nick - I’m at JO’s tonight and another coach comes up to me and tells me that our breaststrokers look really good. I told him that I had learned the technique from you and somehow it had permeated through the whole team. One of our girls even got the NSCA cut in the 200. Your teaching reaches far and wide my friend.

    — Gaby D. Camper

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Nick Baker, Camp Director
Greenwich Family YMCA
50 E Putnam Avenue

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: PEAK 1
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,295.00
Availability: Limited

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: PEAK 2
Age Group: 9 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Day 8:00AM-3:00PM $1,095.00
Availability: Less than 10 spaces

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