Learning to train; a greater emphasis on aerobic conditioning, individualisation of fitness and technical training. Focusing on learning to train correctly rather than competing with the training predominantly of high volume, low intensity workloads. It is important to emphasise that high volume, low intensity training cannot be achieved in a limited time period, and therefore the time commitment to training should increase. There will be specific target competitions undertaken throughout the season, which swimmers in this squad will be expected to compete in. If insufficient time is devoted to this stage then it is highly unlikely the young swimmer will reach their full potential.