MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center
120 Vassar Street
Cambridge MA 02139
Check-In and Orientation for both swimmers and parents will take place in the the lobby, located at the MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. Swimmers will start camp immediately following Check-In, and should arrive wearing swimsuits underneath their dry-land clothing.
March 28 @ 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
TOP 10 CLINIC:
March 28 @ 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
On March 29, both clinics conclude with a brief Finale Ceremony, occurring immediately after the clinic curriculum ends. Our closing ceremony will be held at 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM on the pool deck before sign-out and dismissal. Parents are invited to attend and should plan to pick-up their children promptly afterwards.
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.
- 2 Water Bottles – Properly labeled & already filled
- Bag Lunch with Your Favorite, Healthy Foods
- Swimsuit worn underneath dry-land clothing
- 2 Swim Caps (your personal favorites)
- 2 Large Pool Towels
- Running Shoes for Dry Land Training
- Dry-Land Apparel: T-Shirts, Shorts or Sweatpants, Sweatshirt
- Do NOT bring fins, pull-buoys, kick boards, etc.
Food and Beverage
- Please bring your own bag lunch each day with your favorite, healthy foods.
- Bag lunches must be in the swimmer’s possession at morning Drop-Off and not delivered later to the pool.
- Swimmers must bring 2 personal water bottles to camp, properly labeled, and already filled.
Peak Performance Swim Camp offers a number of unique performance-enhancing extras. These may be purchased in advance with clinic registration or onsite at the clinic.
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.
Mind Body Skill Book:. 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!
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 just released his SEVENTH book! His newest book is a fiction story titled Liam the Lion, An Inspirational Story of a Boy’s Struggles and His Path to Swimming Victory. It details the life of a young swimmer who’s intense love of 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. Fun reading for ages 10-18. Books available for purchase at Check-In and on Amazon.
There are a very limited number of private coaching sessions available during the clinics. 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 email@example.com Hourly private coaching sessions with a PEAK Senior Coach are $225.00. Sessions with Head Coach Nick Baker are $300.00. 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.