2013 Spring Swim Camp in Westchester, NY

Dates

March 25-28, 2013



About This Camp Site

  • Located in Beautiful Westchester County, NY
  • Voted Best Family Town in Westchester County
  • Easily Accessible from New York City
  • 25-30 Minutes Train Ride to Grand Central Station

Camp Pool Location

Saw Mill Club East
333 N. Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
(914) 242-9760

Camp Highlights

  • Former Olympic Coach Nick Baker on Deck Every Practice
  • 3 Camps Available
  • 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 »

Camp Lodging

Area Hotels
Holiday Inn
1 Holiday Inn Drive
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Travel By Car
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PEAK 1 | PEAK 2 | PEAK 3

PEAK 1

Open to swimmers ages 11-18 who train 5,000 yards/meters (or greater) per practice.

PEAK 1 is our most challenging camp. It is well suited for accomplished senior-level swimmers and elite-level age group swimmers. Participants must be mentally, technically, and physically prepared to endure the rigors of 4 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. Approximately 75% of the total pool time is dedicated to physical conditioning; however, all sets include significant mental and technical expectations.

Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!

All-together PEAK 1 includes: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.

Note: Peak 1 is not well suited for swimmers with swimming-related injuries.

Official Check-In

Check-in will take place from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM on March 25.

A Day At Camp

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Dry-Land
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Swim
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Catered Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Yoga or Mental Skills Training
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Swim

Camp Finale

The camp concludes at 3:00 PM on March 28. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Day Camp Features

  • Our Signature Swim Positive Philosophy
  • Cutting Edge Curriculum
  • 6:1 Swimmer-to-Coach Ratio
  • 16 Hours of Swimming
  • Dry-Land Training
  • Yoga
  • Mental Skills Training
  • Camp Kit (Nike T-shirt, Swim Cap, Sports Pack and More!)
  • Gold Medal Award Ceremony
  • Catered Lunch Served Monday through Thursday

Price: $795.00

PEAK 2

Open to swimmers ages 8-18 who train between 3,000 to 5,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 2 offers a 50/50 blend of technical and physical conditioning and well suited for medium to elite-level age group swimmers who have qualified for top age group competition in their state/province. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 4 hours of in-water training per day plus 1 hour of dry-land training per day. In addition, they must exhibit a high degree of technical competency and physical fitness. Participants must be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns and the three competitive starts (front, back, relay).

Rather than offer a series of generic training sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level. In addition, we do not condone garbage yardage or mindless meters. Each lap of practice must have purpose!

All-together PEAK 2 includes: 8 challenging in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions, 1-2 yoga sessions, and 2-3 mental conditioning sessions.

Official Check-In

Check-in will take place from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM on March 25.

A Day At Camp

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Dry-Land
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Swim
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Catered Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Yoga or Mental Skills Training
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Swim

Camp Finale

The camp concludes at 3:00 PM on March 28. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 2:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Day Camp Features

  • Our Signature Swim Positive Philosophy
  • Cutting Edge Curriculum
  • 8:1 Swimmer-to-Coach Ratio
  • 16 Hours of Swimming
  • Dry-Land Training
  • Yoga
  • Mental Skills Training
  • Camp Kit (Nike T-shirt, Swim Cap, Sports Pack and More!)
  • Gold Medal Award Ceremony
  • Catered Lunch Served Monday through Thursday

Price: $695.00

PEAK 3

Open to swimmers ages 8-13 who train less than 3,000 yards/meters per practice.

PEAK 3 offers a 75/25 blend of technical and physical conditioning and well suited for swimmers with competitive swimming experience of three or less years or who have not yet qualified for top age group competition. Participants must possess the maturity and discipline to handle 2 hours of in-water training per day plus 40 minutes of dry-land training per day. In addition, they must exhibit a medium degree of technical competency and physical fitness. Participants must be able to perform all four competitive strokes and turns and the three competitive starts (front, back, relay) at a rudimentary (or above) level.

Rather than offer generic sets, each practice is created to reflect the group's needs and talent level.

All-together PEAK 3 includes: 4 in-water training sessions, 4 dry-land training sessions; and 4 mental conditioning sessions.

Official Check-In

Check-in will take place from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM on March 25.

A Day At Camp

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Dry-Land
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Nutrition Break
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Swim

Camp Finale

The camp concludes at 1:00 PM on March 28. A special Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held at approximately 12:45 PM. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Day Camp Features

  • Our Signature Swim Positive Philosophy
  • Cutting Edge Curriculum
  • 8:1 Swimmer-to-Coach Ratio
  • 8 Hours of Swimming
  • Dry-Land Training
  • Mental Skills Training
  • Camp Kit (Nike T-shirt, Swim Cap, Sports Pack and More!)
  • Gold Medal Award Ceremony
  • Nutritious Snack Served Monday through Thursday

Price: $395.00

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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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