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Offering a fresh perspective
on competitive swimming!

Peak Performance Swim Camp is offering a summer camp in the Monterey Peninsula area exclusively designed for competitive swimmers! Our elite RACE CAMP provides two levels of specialized training for 12 & Over and 11 & Under swimmers. PEAK coaches are masters at teaching racing techniques, and our low swimmer-to-coach ratio is the best in the industry. If speed is what you seek, come to PEAK!

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 their age.

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Camp Details

2023 OVERVIEW
  • Dates: July 20-23
  • Age Group: 8-18
  • Gender: Coed
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: 9:00am-3:00pm, Thursday-Sunday
  • Check-In: 8:30am on Thursday on the pool deck at Baler Aquatic Center
  • Lunch: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
  • Race Camp: For competitive swimmers ages 8-18. Our 2-day Race Camp focuses on excellence in racing! How swimmers perform in competition determines their ultimate success in swimming. Hard-nosed training matters, but smart-tough racing matters more. At PEAK Race Camps, we specialize in teaching the mental, technical, and physical skills to help swimmers excel where it matters most!

Our Race Camp curriculum includes:

  • Various focus and mental toughness simulations to sharpen the mental edge.
  • Race rehearsals to heighten the competitive spirit and teach the ideal racing strategy for all distances.
  • Technical stroke refinement.
  • Power, flexibility, and skill drills to quicken all starts and turns.
  • Plus plenty of head-to-head racing!

Note: This is NOT a learn-to-swim program, but specifically designed for competitive swimmers who can perform multiple lengths of all four strokes and the official starts and turns. Swimmers are assigned to lanes based on ability level. The daily skill progressions and challenging swim sets are adjusted to reflect skill and performance levels.

CAMP ADDRESS

Baler Aquatic Center
Corner of San Benito Street and River Parkway
Hollister CA 95023

CAMP CHECK-IN

Thursday, July 20th
Check-in and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place at the Baler Aquatic Center at 8:30 AM. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.

CAMP FINALE

Sunday, July 23rd
Camp concludes at 3:00 PM on Sunday. Our closing ceremony will be held at 2:30 PM before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend.

MEALS

Lunch is provided each day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
  • Instruction: Morning and afternoon training sessions
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours.
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers will receive a Peak Swim Camps t-shirt and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
  • Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
  • Groupings: Campers are grouped by age, ability, and experience.
  • Equipment Needed: Please bring your water swimsuit, swim cap, googles and towel(s)
  • Facility: Baler Aquatic Center
  • Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist. All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING

Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.

Items:

  • 2 Water Bottles - Properly labeled & already filled
  • Swimsuit worn underneath dry-land clothing
  • 2 Swim Caps (your personal favorites)
  • Googles
  • 2 Large Pool Towels
  • Closed-Toe Running Shoes for dry-land training
  • Dry-Land Apparel: T-Shirts, Shorts or Leggings
  • Do NOT bring fins, pull-buoys, kick boards, etc.
TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.

COMPANY POLICIES

For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.

NIKE SWIM CAMP FAQ

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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 under water video of all 4 strokes
  • 24 video clips in all – including side views (both left and right sides), and frontal views
  • A personal video analysis conducted onsite by one of our senior coaches
  • Two keepsake videos with unlimited online viewing and streaming
  • One video includes all above and under water filming of the swimmer
  • Second video includes the recorded onsite analysis between the swimmer and the PEAK coach
  • Both web videos posted securely online with private access and sent within four weeks of camp conclusion
  • Price: $600

Note: The Four Stroke Video Analysis may only be purchased with camp registration. Due to popular demand, it sells out quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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 under water video 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 analysis conducted onsite by one of our senior coaches
  • Two keepsake videos with unlimited online viewing and streaming
  • One video includes all above and under water filming of the swimmer
  • Second video includes the recorded onsite analysis between the swimmer and the PEAK coach
  • Both web videos posted securely online with private access and sent within four weeks of camp conclusion
  • Price: $600

Note: The Starts & Turns Video Analysis may only be purchased with camp registration. Due to popular demand, it sells out quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

ONE 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 water and underwater video of one stroke of your choice
  • 6 video clips in all – including side views (both left and right sides), and frontal views
  • A personal video analysis conducted onsite by one of our senior elite coaches
  • Two keepsake videos with unlimited online viewing and streaming
  • One video includes all above water and underwater filming of the swimmer
  • Second video includes the recorded onsite analysis between the swimmer and the PEAK coach
  • Both web videos posted securely online with private access and sent within four weeks of camp conclusion
  • Price: $250

Note: The One Stroke Video Analysis may only be purchased with camp registration. Due to popular demand, it sells out quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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: $300

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: $225

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

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

LIAM THE LION: An Inspirational Story About a Boy’s Struggles and His Path to Swimming Victory!: In his newest book 𝘓𝘪𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘰𝘯, Olympic Coach Nick Baker details the life of a young swimmer who’s intense love for swimming trumps all. Although Liam endures difficult times along the way, his courage and conviction lead him to ultimate victory. His story is the perfect antidote for those who find themselves facing overwhelming odds. The book’s positive message will leave the reader filled with newfound hope and inspiration. Paperback. 58 pages. Price: $15.00

CAMP SCHEDULE

The schedule below outlines a sample agenda for the day.

  • 8:45 AM – Daily Sign-In
  • 9:00 AM – Dry-Land
  • 10:00 AM – Pool Session 1
  • 12:00 PM – Catered Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – Mind Power Workshop
  • 1:00 PM – Pool Session 2
  • 3:00 PM – Daily Sign-Out

The daily curriculum includes in-water technical training, dry land strength sessions, and motivational mental skills classes. The combined PEAK experience toughens swimmers mentally, boosts fitness and confidence, and improves essential swimming skills.

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Baler Aquatic Center

Campers train each day at the Baler Aquatic Center located in Hollister, CA.

Camp Questions & Answers

Who is eligible to attend camp?

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 their age.

Where can I find the 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 - secure.ussportscamps.com/welcome

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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PEAK'S COMMITMENT TO CAMPER WELLNESS

It is with passion and great pleasure that we conduct Peak Performance Swim Camps and Clinics year-round, and have the opportunity to meet and coach swimmers around the world. However, it is of utmost importance to PEAK that we maintain an environment in which transmission of the COVID-19 virus is significantly reduced. We have taken enhanced health and safety measures – for our campers and our staff. The following procedures for all campers and their families must be adhered to during our camps and clinics.

  1. Campers must wear a mask upon arrival and departure each day, and during non-exercise physical activities. Masks should fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
  2. Campers must arrive and depart each day in their swimsuit underneath their dry-land clothing.
  3. Locker rooms will be closed, so campers will not be allowed to change or shower before/after camp.
  4. Restroom use is limited to 1 camper at a time.
  5. Bring your own water bottle, properly labeled and already filled.
  6. Do not bring personal pool equipment such as fins, pull buoys, or kick boards.
  7. Upon arrival each day, swimmers will be screened and their temperature will be taken before entering the pool facility.
  8. Parents should drive their vehicle up to the designated drop-off location, where a PEAK staff member will greet you. The swimmer will remain in the car and roll down their window, while our staff administers a forehead temperature check and daily COVID screening. When complete, the swimmer may exit their car and proceed to their designated waiting area before entering the pool.
  9. Parents and other family members may not stay in the facility during the camp to observe the sessions, as the facility is closed to spectators.
  10. PEAK staff will wear a mask upon daily arrival and departure, and maintain 6 feet social distancing throughout camp activities.
  11. Additional adjustments are in place to maintain social distancing such as: smaller camp size, limited registration, fewer swimmers per lane, and signage and ground markings. Swimmers are designated an area to place personal belongings and a waiting area before entering the pool.
  12. PEAK staff have been instructed on extended virus safety precautions and have been reminded to wash their hands regularly. Hand sanitizer will also be used routinely by campers and staff between camp activities.
  13. Cleaning and disinfection procedures are enhanced throughout camp operations and the host pool facility.
  14. If a camper consistently does not respect and adhere to social distancing guidelines, they may be asked to sit out.
  15. Any swimmer experiencing any symptoms of fever, recent cough, unusual fatigue, headache, difficulty breathing, or has been exposed to someone who has any symptoms should remain home and seek medical treatment.
  16. If any camper has a fever or symptoms of illnesses, they may not attend camp until 14 days after the fever or other symptoms has ceased.
  17. Campers must see a physician and be cleared for participation after being diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19.
  18. For everyone’s health and safety, we ask PEAK campers and staff to please practice responsible social distancing when they are away from the pool.

Peak Performance Swim Camp is following social distancing and sanitizing guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local government authorities, and USA Swimming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

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Nike Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp In July Monterey Peninsula, CA

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Nick Baker, Camp Director
Baler Aquatic Center
San Benito Street and River Parkway

Hollister, California 95023
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

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