Hammers take to the water

West Ham United were up bright and early on Sunday morning as the squad continued their pre-season training camp in Evian.

Having converged at 7.30am, the squad made their way down to the outdoor swimming pool to begin their training activity for the day.

There, under the guidance of fitness coach Eamon Swift, the players went through a series of movements in the main pool, designed to prepare them for the exertions of the day ahead, which included another session on the pitch before a gym workout in the afternoon.


The players started the day with an early morning swim

Swift explained: "More so than anything, the manager wants the players to realise that they've had their holiday, which was very much deserved after a long and tough season.

"The manager wants them to know that they're back and they need to get their bodies and minds right for the season ahead.

"It's very much his idea that we get them up early, that we wake up their minds and on Sunday we did it in the pool.

"We might do it on the bike and go for bike rides - it gets them together too because they tend to be a bit sleepy and tired as they walk down, but by the end of the session they're playing ball games and they're awake.

"It gets them switched on and ready for when we go down to the pitch, so it has a few purposes and a few benefits really."

They then moved to the training pitch