But Head of Strength and Conditioning Paddy Anson has been hard at work preparing the preseason schedule and, after the success of last year's early morning sessions at the Lido, he's keen to replicate it, but with a twist.
Early morning swimming and water polo sessions will be repeated but, a new exercise called Octopush will be introduced as Anson explained.
"Last year we didn't have the Octopush because we thought it was a step too far. But this year we'll bring it in and that's underwater hockey.
"You're on the surface looking down at the where the weighted puck is, and each player will have a stick.
"When they see the opportunity they dive down and play the puck under water, and pass it to each other.
"There's a lot of anoxic training benefit, where you're holding your breath under water.
"That enables recovery but also it's harder for the bigger players, but it improves lung capacity, and also the deeper you are the greater the pressure on your body which helps the recovery as well.
"It will be lively - and we've got to be careful the players don't get carried away! It can be as dangerous as they make it. So no contact in the water!"
One of the positive spin offs has been that so many of the players have continued with the early morning swimming sessions.
'Mermen assemble' has been a rallying cry on Twitter for those attending, and Anson is grateful to the management of the Lido, Julie Sargent and Keith Norris, for their continued help:
"We're all very grateful to the staff at the Lido for their fantastic help, they have made huge efforts to make this partnership work.
"All our players have been given an off-season programme. The players can sign in at the Lido and use the facility.
"We've got heavy legs sessions within the off-season programme, so they need some form of recovery and we thought the Lido would be the best place for them to do that.
"And then we'll move that into pre-season with similar sessions to what we did last year, the Water Polo, the Octopush and other challenges too. The Lido have very kindly allowed us to do our rehab sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday there.
"So the injured players have been doing sessions there in the last few weeks, but there have also been plenty of additional players getting involved too.
"There are guys wanting to get some swimming in early, because they know how tough it is during pre-season."