SYDNEY has been buoyed by rival clubs' recent successes as it prepares for its own hit-and-run mission to South Australia for a clash with Port Adelaide.
The Swans are effectively homebound for the time being as the Harbour City grapples with its COVID-19 outbreak, with players restricted in their movement outside of training purposes and essential needs.
There is a chance those measures could be tightened further, with coach John Longmire on Tuesday still in the dark as to what the rest of the week holds.
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The Swans may be forced to spend time in a tight lockdown, as Collingwood and Geelong did when operating under strict South Australian government protocols before their respective wins over the Crows and Power this month.
The Magpies and Cats also spent hours waiting in lockdown at Adelaide Oval before playing their matches.
"It can be done," Longmire said.
"It's obviously a different preparation.
"We had some experience of that last year - not quite to the extent that those teams had (in regards to) the hours that you spend at the ground.
"But we had some experience of it last year, it's not completely foreign.
"In the end, you've just got to roll the sleeves up and get the job done.
"We know that's not going to be easy, but whatever is thrown up at us you've got to get over those hurdles and get on with the job at hand."
Saturday's Power-Swans game could be brought forward from the 7.40pm AEST time slot to allow the Swans to fly in and out of Adelaide on the same day.
Sixth-placed Sydney suffered a home defeat to lowly Hawthorn before its bye and is looking to solidify a top-eight spot with a win over fifth-placed Port.
The Swans face a tough month ahead, with games against fellow top-eight sides West Coast and the Western Bulldogs to come before a derby clash with GWS.
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"We're aware of what's coming up but we put all of our energies into each week," Longmire said.
"We understand that you've got to beat the best teams and the good thing is that we've got ourselves a chance a bit over the halfway point to be in a competitive position.
"Now it's a matter of playing against some of the best teams in the competition and it's a great opportunity against Port Adelaide this week."