Nike Peak Performance Spring Weekend Swim Clinic Richmond, VA
HELPING COMPETITIVE SWIMMERS PERFORM AT PEAK LEVELS
HAS BEEN OUR TOP PRIORITY FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS.
Experience Peak's signature holistic training philosophy–mental, technical, physical, at our 4-STROKE CLINIC this Spring in Richmond, VA.
Open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus age.
Camp Director Tim Regan
Directing camp is Gold Level PEAK Coach, Tim Regan. Coach Tim is entering his 9th year as a PEAK coach. He has been a professional swim coach for the past 15 years training swimmers to the regional, state, and zone level. He also developed and directed Learn to Swim programs in San Diego, California, and Greenwich, Connecticut.View Tim Regan's Bio ⟩
In addition to his full time commitment to coaching, he has served as Vice President of the Westchester County Swimming Association for 10 years and is currently the Co-Chairman of Swim Across America. Coach Tim also trains triathletes in his limited spare time, having qualified more than 30 athletes for sprint and Ironman triathlons. He was a 4-year Varsity Letterman at Villanova University and a valued member of the school’s swim team.
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
Most swimmers have a best stroke, followed by the other three which can often lag far behind. The problem with this scenario is that the gap between the best stroke and the others can widen from year-to-year, putting swimmers at a severe disadvantage and limiting their future options. Being proficient in all four strokes is by far the best outcome, particularly for age-group swimmers.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Catered Lunch
• 4-Stroke Handbook
• Complimentary T-shirt and swim cap
• NIKE-PEAK souvenir
Our two-day clinic places an equal emphasis on all four strokes. Saturday morning starts off with “all-things butterfly.” The process is repeated on Saturday afternoon with backstroke, Sunday morning with breaststroke, and Sunday afternoon with freestyle. Each stroke is divided into five parts with targeted performance-enhancing progressions for each.
Created by Olympic Coach Nick Baker, the clinic’s curriculum is second to none. Coach Baker has authored five books on swimming and produced four swimming videos. A 4-Stroke Handbook, to be used as a reference, is also included. The clinic offers many unique features and is ideally suited for swimmers eager to excel.
Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place at the Weight Room, located at the Swim RVA. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
- SATURDAY CLINIC: 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM on April 7
- SUNDAY CLINIC: 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM on April 8
Clinic concludes at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 8. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.
The Health & Release Form can be found at - http://swimcamp.com/forms/
COACH BAKER'S INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
1992 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
PRIVATE SWIM COACHING:
There are a very limited number of private coaching sessions available during the clinic. These are offered first-come, first-serve on the first day of camp. If you would like to place your name on the waitlist in advance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hourly private coaching sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $250.00. Sessions with our Senior Assistant Coaches are $200.00.
COACH BAKER'S FIVE BOOKS:
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
The clinic curriculum is a mental, technical, and physical blend based on Coach Baker’s unique holistic philosophy, and features highlights from our week-long camp program.
The 2-day, 4-Stroke Clinic places an equal emphasis on all four strokes. Saturday morning starts off with “all-things butterfly”. The process is repeated on Saturday afternoon with backstroke, Sunday morning with breaststroke, and Sunday afternoon with freestyle. Each stroke is divided into five parts with targeted performance-enhancing progressions for each.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Mental Skills PLUS
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Dry Land
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
Camp Pool Location
5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, VA 23234
Learn more at the Peak Performance Swim Camp website.
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You're a great coach and a super person. You've made such a difference in our daughter's life and we can't thank you enough.
— Parent of Peak Performance Camper
Best time yet!
Before I came to see you I hadn't come close to my best time in over a year. Although my best time was a 1:06.88, the closest I came was 1:14.52. My coach couldn't figure out what to do. I spent two hours with you and I went 1:05.71 at States!
— Peak Performance Camper
We really appreciate your camp program and feel like Jenna learns so much each time she attends. The moment she returned home from her last visit she started to mentor her teammates on your Swim Positive philosophy. I also take pleasure in watching her remove her Swim Positive wristband before a race and giving it to the timer for safekeeping.
— Parent of Peak Performance Camper
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