Nike Peak Performance Winter Swim Camp Orlando, FL
Get away to the warmth of Florida sunshine during
the Holiday season at Peak Performance Swim Camp
Join Peak Performance Swim Camp at our winter training camp in warm, sunny Orlando! The elite camp offers two training levels for competitive swimmers ages 9-18 years. Learn to swim faster and more efficiently!
The term “training camp” has a long-standing tradition in competitive swimming, where swimmers undergo a focused week of intense physical activity to get a jump start on future competitions or the start of a new season. At PEAK, we proudly put our own spin on it and go above and beyond. We start by creating an “eagle mindset” where swimmers hunger to do better and perform better. Next we add four hours a day of intensive training, purposeful teaching, a daily Winning Spirit pep talk, dynamic dry-land training, and soothing yoga. The combined PEAK experience toughens swimmers mentally, boosts fitness and confidence, and improves essential swimming skills. 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). Learn from the PEAK pros and get the winning edge!
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: 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
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DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Catered Lunch
• Complimentary T-shirt
• Complimentary Swim Cap
• Gold Medal Award & more!
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Evening recreational activities (includes exciting off-campus attractions and on-campus team building activities)
• Complimentary T-shirt
• Complimentary Swim Cap
• Gold Medal Award & more!
Note: Minimum age is 11 years for overnight campers.Show Less See More Camp Details
Choose the best training level for you!
12 & OVER CAMP is our most challenging training level. State-of-the-art skill progressions are combined with challenging swim sets. The camp builds throughout the week in both intensity and expectation.
11 & UNDER CAMP is the lead-up training level to the 12 & OVER CAMP. The daily structure is similar to the 12 & OVER, but the skill progressions and challenging swim sets are adjusted to reflect skill and performance levels.
Note: Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their age.
Camp Check-in and Orientation, for both swimmers and parents, will take place at the National Training Center. Please park and enter the facility via the front main entrance, and check with the front desk for the room location. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive to camp wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
- 12 & OVER CAMP: Friday • December 27 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- 11 & UNDER CAMP: Friday • December 27 • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.
Camp concludes on Tuesday, December 31, at 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 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.
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 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
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 dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they swim and what needs to be improved upon. It takes stroke correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! 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 3 weeks of camp conclusion
- Video and written analysis posted online for your review
- Price: $575
STARTS & TURNS VIDEO ANALYSIS: Video analysis dramatically improves a swimmer’s understanding of how they start and turn and what needs to be improved upon. It takes start and turn correction to a whole new level – great for swimmers at any level! 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 written summary and recommendations for improvement within 3 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 technician. His unique method of teaching and one-of-a-kind drills can transform a swimmer in just 60 minutes. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Only a few 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 one-hour private session with one our PEAK Senior Assistant Coaches can transform a swimmer in as little as one hour. You will be absolutely amazed with the results! Our talented Senior Assistant Coaches have a minimum of 3 years PEAK experience, and use the same philosophy and teaching approach as Coach Nick Baker. There are limited sessions available 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: 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, 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 December 26th, the day prior to camp commencement. Price: $150.00
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: A supervised shuttle service is available, to and from Orlando International Airport (MCO). 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 and from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the final day of camp. Departure flights from Orlando should be scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Price: $75 One-Way, $150 Roundtrip
Note: We do not offer Unaccompanied Minor escort service. Swimmers are required to meet camp staff outside security at a designated location indicated in the camp registration packet.
Olympic Coach Nick Baker’s unique holistic training approach includes mental, technical, and physical conditioning each day of camp.
Each day’s curriculum includes: two in-water sessions (morning and afternoon), dry-land session, mental skills training, 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.
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Day Campers Arrive
8:30 a.m. – Dry-Land
9:15 a.m. – Winning Spirit Motivational Talk
10:00 a.m. – Swim
12:00 p.m. – Catered Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Yoga
2:00 p.m. – Swim
4:00 p.m. – Day Campers Depart Pool
5:00 p.m. – Dinner & Recreation
9:00 p.m. – Curfew
9:30 p.m. – Lights Out
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Dinner and recreational activities vary each evening. They include fun, offsite activities such as Indoor Laser Tag, dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, shopping at Universal CityWalk, as well as planned movie and game nights.
National Training Center
National Training Center | 1935 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711 | (352) 241-7144
• 70 Meter X 25 Yard Pool
• Twenty-Seven 25-Yard Lanes
• Outdoor Heated Pool: 78 – 82 degrees
Learn more at the Peak Performance Swim Camp website.
Camp Questions & Answers
Where will my overnight camper stay?
Campers will stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont, 2200 East Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711. 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.
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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Come and witness the difference in your child's performance!
December 3, 2018: No other camp or clinic comes even close to the quality of training that swimmers receive from PEAK. Come and witness the difference in your child's performance.
— P.M. Parent
Worth every penny!
November 26, 2018: Our competitive swim athlete has attended 7 Peak Performance Swim Camps around the country and has excelled in her technique, confidence, knowledge and abilities in the sport of swimming. All of the Coaches are excellent, well-qualified and have years of experience to share with your child. They are an outstanding team of professionals. Every facility has been a good training ground and this is a well-oiled machine. Buy the privates with different Coaches; especially with Coach Baker and the videos they can take home. Expect results that are worth every penny!
— Wendy S. Parent
Thank you for all you have done for me!
January 21, 2017: Dear Coach Nick, I’m 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 Summer. Hopefully I will make finals! I remember when you told me that someday that 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.
— Matt G. Camper
Most meaningful role in my swimming career!
January 5, 2017: Dear Coach Nick, I am very excited and a bit emotional that I will be soon attending my final winter Orlando camp as a swimmer. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single camp and clinic and have never failed to go back home with a multitude of mental and technical skills. There comes a time in every swimmer’s career (several times actually) where they get to truly reflect on their accomplishments and triumphs as well as their shortcomings and failures that shaped them into the athlete they have become. This final, senior year has been my time to ponder on all of my age-group years and connect them to the possibilities that are to arrive for me in the future. As I think about everything, the first thing that comes to my mind are the years I have spent under your guidance at Peak Performance. I have never encountered a coach that paid so much attention to me and internally believed in my abilities. You never failed to give me honest advice that extended past simple technical adjustments and because of you I emerged both a tougher and more conscientious athlete. I recently committed to swim for a Division 1 program at Louisiana State University and study within their Honors College. You have played the most meaningful role in my swimming over the last 10 years. If I had never stepped onto the pool deck at your camp 9 years ago, I do not think I would have ever amassed all this knowledge and insight into this sport. Thank you, Nick, for helping me develop as a swimmer and instilling the confidence and self-belief that I can truly accomplish what I set out to do. I look forward to making this final camp a positive and memorable one. See you soon.
— Anthony G. Camper
Thank you again for everything you do!
February 2, 2016: Coach Baker, my daughter has attended the Peak Performance Swim Camp in Orlando for many, many years. She is now a senior in high school. She has Junior National times in the 100Fly, 100Back, 200Fly and 200Back. She will be signing her National Letter of Intent this week to be a scholarship athlete, swimming for Division 1 school Georgia Tech. I truly believe that her many hours spent with Peak Performance and her privates with you every year helped her achieve this goal. Thank you again for everything you do for the kids and the swimming community. All the best!
— Kealy M. Parent
January 29, 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.
— Sue C. Parent
Thank you so much!
January 17, 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 2015. 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.
— Jason K. Parent
February 3, 2014: My son participated in your camp this past Christmas break in Orlando. He was in PEAK 1. Upon his return home, he swam in a major competition in Toronto. I honestly did not recognize him. His strokes were so long and smooth and his turns were faster than I have ever seen before. He improved his times in every event and made finals in everything. You do amazing work.
— Frank B. Parent
See you again soon!
January 3, 2014: Hello Mr. Baker - I wanted to keep you up to date on Dalton. He was at your camp in Orlando this last December. After going to your camp he not only improved his times but took 1st place for the 500 y free at the Cherokee County swim meet for high school swimming and went onto State with a time of 5:02, also getting 2nd in state for the 200 Free and going to state for the same. Although not moving onto the finals, for 16 years old and just starting swimming 2 1/2 years ago he did great and even better thanks to your help. They just announced the all-county swim team for Cherokee county and he was one of five from his school to get selected. He dropped almost 20 seconds from last year on the 500 free and 6 on the 200 free. His fly and breast stroke improved considerably, he still needs to work on those but over the next year and seeing you again I am sure it will improve considerably. Thank you and he will definitely be seeing you again for more help in the next year.
— Michelle H. Parent
Best swim camp ever!
January 22, 2013: 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. Next summer my parents said I can come for the whole summer. Thanks again.
— Shayla M. Camper
January 19, 2013: My daughter was in the winter Orlando camp. She was stuck on some times for the past 6 months, not really improving. After the camp, the drag chute was removed. She has gone from middle of the pack to top, finishing a 90 swimmer event in 1st place (50M Free). Can you forward to me contact infromation for her coach at the Orlando Camp? He was instrumental in her success. I want to thank him personally as well as the folks and Nick at the Camp. It is a pleasure to see an athlete perform at their potential. Thank you PPSC.
— Olivia W. Camper