Our Athletic Philosophy

The Southwest Christian High School athletic program seeks to develop athletes who pursue excellence in spiritual maturity in Christ through sports within a culture that values commitment, integrity, and discipline.

Our Athletic Values


Commitment is the building block for creating a culture of excellence. Commitment for SWCHS student athletes, staff, and coaches means we will honor God in everything by being committed to serve and honor teammates and coaches; to work, practice, and compete with joy and great effort; to be physically and mentally prepared; and be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.


Integrity is to be honorable and consistent in principles, intentions and actions. Coaches and athletes will hold each other accountable to be upright and fair in word and deed. In practice and competition when faced with challenges or temptations, our character will not compromise or decay, but instead, we will stand firm on the moral teachings and values of Jesus Christ.


Discipline is the character trait that helps an athlete and team develop a consistent work ethic, self-control, and focus needed to accomplish and reach goals. Discipline breeds success in the classroom and in competition and assists in spiritual growth. SWCHS athletes will see discipline is a choice and that progress and improvement come from hard work, persevering through challenging circumstances, and finishing tasks to the best of their abilities.

Athletics News

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SWCHS Athletics Announces New Coaches

Southwest Christian hired three new coaches for the 2019-20 year, including former track & field olympian Shani John


SWCHS Co-Op Sports with Mound Westonka Continue To Expand

SWCHS continues to grow with partner Mound Westonka High School, adding football to the list of co-ops in the fall of 2019

SWCHS Nathan Denney

Nathan Denney Competes in Alpine Slalom State Championship

Nathan Denney placed 46th out of 88 skiers in the Minnesota State High School League Alpine Slalom Championships on February 13, 2019.


Note the schedule for the week and don’t forget if you have D group snacks! 🍕🍪🍭🍬🧋🥩. Note that Wednesday groups stay the same. ...

Our music students had a special opportunity to record with a professional recording company. Enjoy these jazz covers this weekend!


Sure, some of you students think today is just a nice day to sleep in and cocoon from the cold. But to some of your teachers, this is a day they celebrate with festivities like Pin the Beard on the Lincoln, 20 Questions: President’s Edition, and, for Mr. Welle, the chance to promote his single “James K Polk.” Take a listen; we think you’ll agree that we should hurry up and get back to school to get more of this exceptional content.

Don’t rush back to school too fast, though: Tues is an odd day with 8:45 a.m. start!

Staff fun on jersey day!

Turns out our Packers fans didn’t make it for the picture—is it a plot or a reflection of their true team spirit?🤔

We’re excited to see you back tomorrow! Don’t forget to check your schedule for class changes (location, period) and new Encounter seats! Your new seat is on your school site page, and a map of the auditorium is in our IG story. Also double check the new daily schedule and teacher lunch assignments! ...

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