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Swim Tip

Presented by Nick Baker, Camp Director
Nike Peak Performance Summer Swim Camp Chicago, IL

Coach Baker’s Peak Performance Tip of the Week - Front Start

Peak Performance Swim Camp Front Start

GET OFF TO A FASTER START! The breakout angle off the start is essential to establishing explosive swim starts and get the ideal swimming speed. A deep dive can significantly reduce momentum, putting swimmers at an enormous disadvantage. To avoid this costly error, swimmers should lift the streamlined hands and arms upwards, towards the surface, immediately upon entering the water. The upward lift reduces the time spent underwater and dramatically increases swimming speed off the start.

For more great diving drills from Coach Baker come to one of his Peak Performance Swim Camps, located at various locations across the United States and abroad. Teaching, not training, is the first step to swimming excellence. Coach Baker and his PEAK coaches are experts at teaching competitive swimming skills. They simplify the material, create an appetite for learning, and boost swimming performance. Give your child the essential skills they need to compete.

About Peak Performance Swim Camp

Peak Performance Swim Camp, a NIKE Swim Camp, has conducted camps and clinics around the world for over 22 years. We are a year-round camp operation, offering weekend clinics and full week camps in the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Over 30 camps and clinics are conducted annually across the USA and internationally. Both day camp and overnight camp packages are available. Our swim camp and swim clinic schedule is listed below.

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