Nike Peak Performance July Summer Swim Camp Orlando, FL
HELPING COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS PERFORM AT PEAK LEVELS
HAS BEEN OUR TOP PRIORITY FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS.
At Peak Performance Swim Camp our primary goal is to bring out the very best in every swimmer we coach. To achieve this ambitious goal we employ a one-of-a-kind holistic approach that conditions swimmers both inside and out.
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. Peak 1 offers a 75/25 blend of physical and technical conditioning while our Peak 2 offers a 50/50 blend of physical and technical conditioning and Peak 3 offers a 25/75 blend of physical and technical conditioning. In addition, this camp offers an in-depth mental conditioning curriculum designed to enhance a swimmer's self-esteem, develop focus skills and improve the ability to perform in stressful situations.
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
Coach Baker’s holistic approach began in 1972, his first year as a professional coach. He found it odd that most, if not all, of the swim programs in his area focused exclusively on physical conditioning. Marathon practices filled with “garbage yardage sets” were commonplace, with little time left for mental or technical needs. Rather than accept the status quo, he added mental and technical training to the mix to create a balanced approach. Now, 44 years later, Coach Baker’s vision has evolved into Peak Performance Swim Camp, a world leader in holistic training and swim camps.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch • Nike & PEAK gift pack
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Nightly recreational activities (DisneyQuest, Hard Rock Cafe, and more)
• Nike & PEAK gift pack
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.Show Less See More Camp Details
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.
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.
Ideally suited for swimmers, ages 8-12, who have two or less years of competitive swimming experience, and train less than 3,000 yards/meters per practice.
PEAK 3 is the lead-up camp to PEAK 2. Participants should possess the maturity and discipline to handle 2 hours of in-water training per day plus 30 minutes of dry-land training. Participants should also exhibit a basic understanding of the four competitive strokes and turns, and the two competitive starts (front and back). Rather than offer generic sets, each practice is created to reflect the group’s needs and talent level.
The PEAK 3 package includes: 5 in-water training sessions, 5 dry-land training sessions, and 5 mental conditioning sessions.
Camp Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place at the camp pool facility, located at the National Training Center. Please park and enter the facility via the front main entrance. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
- PEAK 1 CAMP: Monday • July 2 • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
- PEAK 2 CAMP: Monday • July 2 • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
- PEAK 3 CAMP: Monday • July 2 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
After Camp Orientation, parents may drop-off luggage for their overnight camper at the camp hotel, the Clermont Hampton Inn & Suites. The address for the Clermont Hampton Inn is: 2200 East Highway 50, Clermont, Florida, 34711. The hotel will store and secure the luggage until room check-in later that day.
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 concludes with our special Gold Medal Award Ceremony conducted near the pool deck. Parents are invited to attend and should plan to pick-up their children promptly afterwards. After the ceremony, overnight campers may then proceed to the hotel to pick-up their luggage.
- PEAK 1 CAMP: The camp concludes at 12:00 p.m. on July 6.
- PEAK 2 CAMP: The camp concludes at 12:00 p.m. on July 6.
- PEAK 3 CAMP: The camp concludes at 1:00 p.m. on July 6.
The Health & Release Form, NTC Waiver and Travel Form (if applicable) 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
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 (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 1992 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:
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
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 hotel prior to 1:00 p.m. on July 2, the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service, to and from Orlando International Airport, is available. This exclusive service includes meet & greet at baggage claim, and staff escort from the airport to the hotel via a private chartered shuttle. The service is offered from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of camp (July 2) and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp (July 7). Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Price: $75.00 One-Way, $150.00 Roundtrip.
TRAVEL BY AIR: The arrival airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO). It is located 45 minutes from the National Training Center.
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.
PEAK 1 and PEAK 2 CAMPS
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. – 11:00 a.m. – Swim
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Mental Skills PLUS
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
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner & Recreation
9:30 p.m. – Lights Out
PEAK 3 CAMP
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Dry-Land
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – Mental Skills
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Swim
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Dinner and recreational activities vary each evening. They include fun, offsite activities such as a trip to Dave & Buster’s, dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, shopping at Universal CityWalk, as well as planned movie and game nights.
CAMP POOL LOCATION
LiveWell Fitness-National Training Center | 1935 Don Wickham Drive, Orlando, Florida 34711
- 70 Meter X 25 Yard Pool
- Twenty-Seven 25-Yard Lanes
- Outdoor Heated Pool: 78 – 82 degrees
Hampton Inn & Suites | 2200 East Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711
Located in Clermont, FL, the Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont is nestled between Florida's picturesque lakes and rolling hills, just minutes from Orlando. Drive a short distance from the Clermont hotel to many popular attractions such as Walt Disney World®, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Spend a day at the beach. Check out Clermont's award-winning Lakeridge Winery. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on stunning rivers or admire scenery from a Sunshine Express Boat Tour. The stylish guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed internet access.
Learn more at the Peak Performance Swim Camp website.
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Thank you for all that you do!
July 15, 2017: Dear Coach Nick, thank you so much for taking the time, effort, and energy to coach me and the other swimmers last week in Orlando. I have learned so much at PEAK about all 3 sides of The Swimming Triangle, and I will apply it to my swimming and my life. PEAK is more than a swim camp to me. It’s a home. It’s a place where confidence grows and belief is born. Thank you for all that you do. From an inspired swimmer!
— Clay H. Camper0
PEAK is more than a swim camp to me. It’s a home!
July 14, 2017: Dear Coach Nick, thank you so much for taking the time, effort, and energy to coach me and the other swimmers last week in Orlando. I have learned so much at PEAK about all 3 sides of The Swimming Triangle, and I will apply it to my swimming and my life. PEAK is more than a swim camp to me. It’s a home. It’s a place where confidence grows and belief is born. Thank you for all that you do. From an inspired swimmer!
— Brian H. Camper0
Thank you for all you have done for me!
July 15, 2016: Dear Coach Nick, I am sorry I won’t be able to join you for swim camp in Orlando next month, but it's for a good reason. I qualified for Summer Junior Nationals after a 5 second drop in the 200 back (LC) in March from a 2:22.02 to a 2:17.65. I just missed the Olympic Trials cut by 1 second! I also dropped 5 seconds in 200 back short course going a 1:59.33 and coming in second in State (Illinois). A few weeks ago I also qualified for the 100 back at Junior Nationals. I know that a lot of my success in swimming was due to the 4 summer camps with you in Orlando and a few weekend clinics with PEAK. You taught me so much about being physically strong, mentally strong, and technically strong. Everything really came together for me this winter and spring when I was able to drop a lot of time in my best events. I am excited to swim at Juniors at the end of the summer. Hopefully I will make finals! I remember when you told me that someday I would make Junior and Senior Nationals, swim D1, and be the captain of my college swim team. I have two more years of high school and I will keep you updated! Thank you for all you have done for me.
— Jeremy P. Camper0
July 10, 2015: Thank you for another amazing week of camp. After 4 years of the Orlando summer camp, a winter camp and various clinics I must say that you continue to always get better. We love our Peak swim family and appreciate all that you have done for our swimmer. Thank you again!!!
— Miranda T. Camper
Waiting for years!
July 10, 2015: We have been waiting years for Gavin to be able to attend a Peak camp. We can't wait to see how it improves his team practice, and he's ready to go back to another camp!
— Jeremy T. Parent
July 8, 2015: You are an amazing coach and have a terrific way with kids. We were so lucky to have found you. We’ve tried all the other camps but none compare. It’s true that your camp cost more but no camp compares. I think it’s a terrific value for the money. My son is a different person now. His attitude changed overnight and to me that’s priceless. You worked as much on his mind as you did his technique. He’s leading his lane in practice and has now set his mind on qualifying for Junior Nationals this summer. We’ll keep you posted and look forward to another trip to Orlando this summer.
— Justine C. Parent
seeing you soon!
July 7, 2015: 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.
— Victoria C. Camper
July 6, 2015: My son participated in the Orlando Summer Camp in the PEAK 3 group and he enjoyed it very much. For him, it was a great experience, and he learned and improved a lot. As a mom, I saw the difference one week made. His strokes, starts and turns are better; and it made him a better swimmer. One week after we came home to Puerto Rico, he had his first meet. He finished 3rd in 50m Free, overall in the island, for his age group. So now we are entering the PR Swimming Federation, and he will be going to meets every month. I’m sure he will put everything he learned into practice. He is very eager to go to another one of your camps. Thanks!
— Vincent T. Parent
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