2013 Fall Swim Clinic in Baltimore, MD


September 7-8, 2013

About This Camp Site

  • Annapolis--America's Sailing Capital and Home of US Naval Academy
  • Beautiful, Historical Seaport along Chesapeake Bay
  • Easy Access from Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Nearby Baltimore Attractions--Inner Harbor and National Aquarium
  • Big V Facility Ranked Top 20 for Successful Health Clubs Nationwide

Camp Pool Location

Big Vanilla Athletic
26 Magothy Beach Road
Pasadena, MD 21122

Camp Highlights

  • Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker on Deck Every Practice
  • Low Swimmer-to-Coach Ratio
  • Elite Technique, Challenging In-Water and Dry-Land Sessions
  • Our Signature Swim Positive Philosophy

Additional Details

Assistant Coaches
A number of positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches will be on deck to assist Coach Baker.
Coaching positions may be available. For further information contact Coach Baker »

Travel By Car
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Weekend Clinic

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 and suited for all levels of competitive swimming, from intermediate and elite-level age group to senior level.

The clinic curriculum is a mental, technical, and physical blend based on our unique holistic philosophy. Although shorter in duration than our week-long camps, each clinic features highlights from our challenging PEAK 1 camp curriculum. In addition, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their ability not age.

From a mental standpoint, swimmers will be introduced to the ideal training mindset, as well as the ideal racing mindset based on a number of individual criteria. From a technical standpoint, swimmers will be taught the same start, stroke, and turn techniques used by the world's top swimmers. From a physical standpoint, our in-water training sets and dry-land training sets will challenge each swimmer to the fullest.

Our clinics and camps produce amazing results, but don't just take our word for it . . .

"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!"

Official Check-In

Check-in will take place from 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM on September 7.

A Day At Camp

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Catered Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Yoga or Mental Skills Training
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Camp Finale

The camp concludes at 4:00 PM on September 8. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 3:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Day Camp Features

  • Swim Positive Philosophy
  • Cutting Edge Curriculum
  • 10:1 Swimmer to Coach Ratio
  • 9 Hours of Swimming
  • Dry-Land Training
  • Yoga and Mental Edge Sessions
  • Camp Kit (Nike T-shirt, Swim Cap, Sports Pack, and More!)
  • Gold Medal Award Ceremony
  • Catered Lunch Served on Saturday and Sunday

Price: $395.00

The Swimming Triangle Book by Coach Nick Baker

The Swimming Triangle Book

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101 Winning Ways Book by Coach Nick Baker

101 Winning Ways Book

Written by former Olympic Coach Nick Baker, this book identifies 101 winning attitudes common to all great swimmers - including Michael Phelps. A must-read for swimmers of all ages!

Price: $15.00

The forms below are intended only for registered swimmers of this camp.

Health and Release Form

The Health and Release Form is mandatory in order for a swimmer to participate in camp, and must be completed and signed in entirety before camp commences.

Required by all campers (Day, Overnight, Extended Day) and at all camp locations.

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Registration Packet

Our Registration Packet contains important directions, schedule, safety, and contact information pertinent to this camp. You may view, download, and print the Registration Packet for this camp here:

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Dear Coach Nick, Thank you for such an empowering camp experience. Throughout the camp, the coaches created a positive environment that served as a catalyst for positive change.

Upon leaving the camp I felt physically stronger, technically better equipped, and most of all, mentally tougher. I had always been, as you put it, a race horse. I went to all the practices, but was always saving my energy for that one killer main set. I was in a survivalistic mindset that kept me in my comfort zone. Through your camp I have realized that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere. As a result of your swim camp, I am mentally equipped and have been welcoming each challenge set back in club practice. I will continue to strive to become a Race-practice horse so as to maximize my gain and minimize my time.

So far in the week of club swimming that I've had since the camp, I have made a conscious effort to keep what I learned in camp with me. I still wear the Swim Positive wrist band on my ankle every day. The wrist band really brings your philosophy into tangible form, and it really helps to remind me of everything I have learned.

Each day brings a new challenge and because of your swim camp, I feel ready and happy to face what adversity might come. I will always remember those talks that you had with the Elite group before getting into the water. They really helped me by providing encouragement and hope. Whenever I dislike a set, I remember what you said about thinking about what helps me, rather than what I like. All in all, your swim camp has really changed my outlook on practice and swimming itself. Truly, you have changed my attitude towards the sport, and for that you have my utmost thanks. Thank you for your commitment and level of dedication to the swimmers at your swim camp; I am sure we all appreciate it.

S.H. ~ California

Hi Coach Baker, Another well run camp and an action packed two days!... Leslie was thrilled to be able to attend and even more pleased to find Coach Tim in her corner again...it was just like picking up from where we left off last camp in Mount Kisco!

The timing couldn't have been better as we had an A-Champs meet the following weekend in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and Lilah P.B.'d in all but one of her events.(definitely in response to some of the critical technique refinements and enthusiasm she gained from her time in Baltimore).

Our Nickel City Aquatics team ended up taking 1st place overall at that meet for the small teams category. We can't thank you and your team enough for the dedication and care you put into your camps. It's been an honour and privilege to have taken part in these. We hope to meet again someday soon.

J.P. ~ Canada

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