There was not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was rising as the Swans went about their training at Lakeside Oval today.

With eager fans watching on, the players continued the pre-season grind with a combination of skills drills and game-like simulation.

There was also a high intensitiy circuit, the boys pushing themselves to their limits under the hot summer sun.

Check out some images from the session below. 

Kung-fu McCartin! New recruit Tom McCartin takes a strong contested grab.

And another one!

Dane Rampe has a taste of his own medicine and feels the wrath of Jake Lloyd during a tackling exercise....

.....all is fair in love and war.

Guess who?

It's the skipper! Josh Kennedy, leading by example and working hard as usual.

Synchronised circuit! George Hewett and Jack Maibaum working hard with the med balls.