The primary objective of this squad is to develop the skills involved in swimming by developing each of the four strokes as well as the core elements of body control, feel for the water, and stable movement patterns. This squad will have an introduction into aerobic conditioning, technical training and skill acquisition. Focus of sessions will be on the learning and refining of skills for optimum future performance, with the training predominantly of low volume and high skill sets. If insufficient time is devoted to this stage then it is highly unlikely the young swimmer will reach their full potential. Swimmers will also be encouraged to learn and develop key attributes of the OADF frame work. Swimmers will also be encouraged to participate in galas and low level open meets.