Even the most devoted supporters would have struggled to envisage the brilliance of Swifts' 2014 campaign.
In the club's centenary year the Baggies united, storming past a previously undefeated Laharum to claim a premiership many deemed out of reach.
Hands grasped to the cup, the Baggies' history-makers soaked it all in.
Against the odds, they had rounded off the century the way it began - with a premiership.
"I don't think any sane person would have picked us to win it."
Scott Carey, then the Baggies' captain, knew it was a special feat.
"We knew it was a big year for the club as a whole," he said. "We really set out to try and achieve something."
The Baggies couldn't have started their Horsham District league season in a better fashion, beating Kalkee in the second round to record their first win against the Kees in nine seasons.
"Early on, in pre-season, we were pretty confident we were going to be up around the top of the ladder," Carey said. "That was the first time a lot of our playing group had even beaten Kalkee in senior football. I hadn't in my time.
"That was a big shock, and it made us start to think we were a bit closer than we had previously thought."
The Baggies barely faltered in the home-and-away season. They only lost four games and found themselves in a fight with Harrow-Balmoral for third place, and with it, a double chance come finals.
As fate would have it, the two sides met in the penultimate game of the season.
The winner would secure third place.
"Our main goal was to get the double chance. We put a pretty big importance on that," then co-coach Ben Martin said.
"At one stage, we were 30 points down. I remember drilling into the boys that if we lost, we were out of the top three. I think that was the most important game of the season."
The Baggies ran out 15-point winners.
The Baggies' fairytale run threatened to come off the tracks once September arrived. Kalkee found revenge in the qualifying final.
The Baggies rebounded in the semi-final against Edenhope-Apsley, setting up a showdown with a familiar foe.
They would meet Kalkee for the fourth time of the season, with a place in the grand final on the line.
"Apparently we played well. I got knocked out in the first quarter," Martin said.
"I had a fractured eye socket within the first five minutes. I played the rest of the quarter out, but by that stage, I had double vision.
"I didn't get to witness much of that game. I ended up going to hospital in Horsham. From what everyone told me, it was a fantastic game."
Martin's sources were correct. The Baggies' 55-point demolition job was their best performance to date.
The preliminary final win brought some relief for co-coach Paul Hanns.
Hanns was at the helm in 2011 and 2012 when the Baggies bundled out in the preliminary final two seasons in a row. The following year - with the coaching role split - the Baggies' season ended in the semi-finals.
"We had got so close (the years before). Even a couple of years before (in 2011) we had lost to Kalkee by four points in the preliminary final. I think most of the boys were still carrying that," Hanns said. "The time was just right. After three years of making finals, we had got the mix right. It all fell into place."
The task was set. The Baggies would need to knock off an undefeated Laharum, who to that point boasted an average winning margin of 104 points.
The Baggies were also playing in their first grand final since they last won the premiership in 2003.
Many had started picturing the red and navy ribbons adorning the cup, but not Terry Croton.
The Baggies life member, and bench coach for the 2014 season, was quietly confident.
"I just knew when I was driving home from that preliminary final. I just knew if we set up right, we could win it," he said "It's probably easy to say that now.
"But back then no one in Australia thought we could beat them."
The team met on the eve of the grand final and Croton shared his belief.
"That Friday night at the team meeting I gave them a bit of shock treatment," he said. "I just hit them right between the eyes."
His words, as he remembers, were blunt: "I'll be honest with you, no one believes we can win the cup, and I'm going to tell you right now, if you do everything as I tell you you're going to walk away with the cup."
"It was about time they won one. It was bloody time," Croton said. "There were guys who had been playing together for five or six years, who really deserved it."
Croton preached a defensive approach, and the Baggies listened. The Baggies were relentless and ran Laharum off the ground, 15.5 (95) to 10.6 (66).
Martin, fractured eye socket and all, enveloped himself in the moment.
"The greatest thing was after the siren sung," he said. "People ran out on to the ground and you could just see so much joy on their faces. There were people who'd been with Swifts since day dot, and you could just see what it meant.
"It was just a great honour to be a part of the centenary. To win a flag was that little bit more special.
"It's something everyone will remember."
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