SYDNEY is still finding creative ways of reviewing round one and finding areas of improvement amid the coronavirus shutdown, moving its post-match line meetings to WhatsApp.
John Longmire's developing team got its 2020 season off to the perfect start, recording a solid victory on the road to Adelaide before the campaign was indefinitely suspended due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
However, in the hope of keeping the Swans players engaged throughout the isolation period, co-captain Luke Parker has revealed the club is exploring inventive means of analysing and building upon their season-opening victory.
"We've got our WhatsApp groups and our line groups," Parker said.
"We're continuously staying in contact, even with the coaches and the staff, and we've got our programs. I know a few boys still live together, which is good.
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"Obviously they're difficult times for everyone at the moment to keep that camaraderie with the boys and with the team, but we're doing what we can to keep them engaged.
"We've still had a few football meetings, reviewing the first game. We've tested a few things out and it's gone pretty well so far.
"The main thing for us is to continue to check in with each other and do what we can."
Parker has swapped his footy boots for his work boots during the game's suspension, helping to complete a renovation at his own home.
"I've got a renovation at the moment," Parker said.
"I've been putting the work boots on for a bit, doing what I can. That's been good for me, otherwise I'd have been in a state where you can get into the routine of sleeping in and not knowing what to do besides train.
"For me, it's good. I've got a bit more structure with a work site to go to."