Registration Packet

Chicago, IL Summer Swim Camp June 10 - 14, 2019

Registration Packet (updated 05/31/19)

Phone:877-308-PEAK (7325)
Hours:M-F 8:00AM-4:00PM PST
E-mail:peakperformance@ussportscamps.com
Website:http://www.swimcamp.com

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Pool Location

Lake Forest Academy
Glore Memorial Gymnasium and Pool

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest IL 60045

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Overnight Residence

Lake Forest Academy
Marshall Field Dormitory

1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Camp Check-in

Camp Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place in the Crown Fitness & Wellness Center, located at the Lake Forest Academy Glore Memorial Gymnasium and Pool. Swimmers will start camp immediately following, and should arrive to camp wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY CAMP:
Monday, June 10, at 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

TOP 10 CAMP:
Monday, June 10, at 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: Luggage may be brought to Camp Check-In at the pool facility and stored until room check-in later that day.

Camp Finale

Camp concludes with our special Gold Medal Awards Ceremony conducted near the pool deck. Parents are invited to attend and should plan to pick-up their children promptly afterwards.

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY CAMP:
Friday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TOP 10 CAMP:
Friday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS: After the ceremony, Overnight campers may then proceed to the camp residence to pick-up their luggage.

What to Bring

Below is a recommended list of equipment and apparel. Peak Performance Swim Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen articles or money. Do NOT bring valuable items to camp with you – such as laptop computers or tablets.

  • Water Bottle
  • Goggles
  • 2-3 Large Pool Towels
  • 2-3 Swimsuits
  • Running Shoes for Dry Land Training
  • Dry-Land Apparel: T-Shirts, Shorts or Sweat Pants
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket
  • Extra Spending Money*
  • Casual Clothing for Evening Activities (overnight campers)
  • Camp provides Kick boards and Pull-Buoys

* Extra Spending Money: Parents may choose to send extra spending cash with their overnight camper. We suggest approximately $50-$100 to use for additional snacks and beverages, souvenirs, and/or replace broken swim gear (i.e. goggles or caps). Safekeeping of any cash allowance for overnight campers can be turned over to a camp staff member. Peak Performance Swim Camp is not responsible for valuables not under their supervision.

Snacks and Beverages

  • A catered lunch for all IM and TOP 10 campers (Day and Overnight) will be provided on Monday-Thursday.
  • For swimmers with special diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, nut allergies, etc); we do our best to provide a healthy lunch alternative. However, swimmers may bring their own lunch if they prefer.
  • The daily meal plan for Overnight campers includes a healthy, well-balanced breakfast/lunch/dinner, starting with lunch service on June 10, and ending with breakfast on June 14.
  • All swimmers must bring their own water bottles to camp, and refill them frequently from the water coolers on deck.
  • Optional: Swimmers may also bring their own sports drink and/or healthy snacks to camp.

Supervision

The safety and well-being of our swimmers is our first concern. Overnight and Day campers are supervised at all camp activities. In addition, our camp staff resides in the overnight residence with our Overnight campers. Once the camp is underway, parents may contact our camp coordinator directly by phone at +1-407-491-3099.

Day Campers

IM and TOP 10 Day Campers check-in at 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., on Monday, June 10, at the Crown Fitness & Wellness Center located at the Lake Forest Academy Glore Memorial Gymnasium and Pool. Departure that day is at 3:00 p.m. and campers should be picked up at the pool.

Drop-off and pick-up times and location for Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, June 11 through June 13, are as follows: After eating breakfast with their parents, Day campers should be dropped off at 7:45 a.m. at the pool. Departure for Day campers is at 3:00 p.m. and campers should be picked up at the pool facility.

At the conclusion of camp on Friday, June 14, Day campers need to be picked up at the end of the Awards Ceremony by 12:00 p.m. at the pool.

Overnight Campers

Overnight Campers check-in at 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., on Monday, June 10, at the Crown Fitness & Wellness Center located at the Lake Forest Academy Glore Memorial Gymnasium and Pool. Luggage may be brought to Camp Check-In at the pool facility and stored until room check-in later that day. At the conclusion of camp on Friday, June 14, overnight campers need to be picked up at the end of the Awards Ceremony by 12:15 p.m. at the pool, and then proceed to the camp residence to pick-up their luggage.

If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please advise us immediately. Otherwise, every effort will be made to match swimmers in terms of age and maturity level. Swimmers stay two per room, each in their own bed. In some cases, swimmers may stay one per room.

Overnight accommodations are conveniently located on campus at the Lake Forest Academy Marshall Field Dormitory. The dormitory rooms include: two twin beds, two desks, bed linens, blanket, pillow, bath towels and soap. Campers should bring their own personal toiletries (such as shampoo and conditioner). Daily maid service is not provided.

EARLY ARRIVAL CAMPERS: For overnight campers who purchased the Early Arrival Package, check-in will occur on Sunday afternoon, June 9, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Camp staff will contact parents via email 3-5 days in advance of camp commencement and coordinate the camper’s estimated time of arrival and mode of transportation.

Camp Extras

Peak Performance Swim Camp offers a number of unique performance-enhancing extras. These may be purchased in advance with camp registration or onsite at camp.

PEAK Refresher 2.0 Video: This one-of-a-kind video is a tremendous visual aid that compliments the technical components learned in camp and is the perfect refresher for your swimmer year round! The PEAK Refresher 2.0 video, produced by Olympic Coach Nick Baker, introduces many elite-level skills not available on other swimming videos and is guaranteed to boost swimming performance!

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 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.

Yoga for Peak Performance Video: 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 offers a series of effective yoga postures designed to relax the body and enhance flexibility in as little as 15 minutes a day!

The Swimming Triangle Book: 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. Coach Baker’s wholly integrated approach can help you maximize your true potential for gaining and keeping a competitive edge!

In The Know, A Swim Parent’s Guide Book: 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.

101 Winning Ways Book: 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!

Un-Limit Yourself! Book: Olympic Coach Nick Baker has dedicated this book 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!

Are You Worth It? Book: Olympic Coach Nick Baker has added another gem to his motivational Swimmer Series. Among all the factors that determine success in goal setting, 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.

VIDEOS purchased with camp registration are available to stream online; and your login info is sent to you via email at the conclusion of camp. BOOKS purchased with camp registration will be distributed at Camp Check-In.

Coach Baker's New Book

Olympic Coach Nick Baker has 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! Books purchased with camp registration will be distributed at Camp Check-In.

Private Coaching

If private coaching was purchased in advance with camp registration, swimmers will be assigned appointed dates/times and the schedule will be posted at Camp Check-In. Please note that Private Coaching sessions are scheduled around the coaches’ availability (between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) and may be subject to change due to weather and/or pool conditions.

If you did not purchase private coaching in advance, there may be limited spaces available upon arrival to camp. These are offered first-come, first-serve at Camp Check-In. If you would like to place your name on the waitlist in advance, please email us at peakperformance@ussportscamps.com  Hourly private coaching sessions with a PEAK Senior Coach are $200.00. Sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $275.00.

Video Analysis

If a video analysis was purchased in advance with camp registration, swimmers will be assigned appointed dates/times for the onsite video review, and this schedule will be posted at Camp Check-In. Please note that Video Review sessions are scheduled around the coach’s availability (between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). The finalized videos of both the swim analysis and coach’s review are emailed within four weeks of camp conclusion.

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