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.

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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

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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.


While we love the start of summer and a day off as much as anyone, we want to reflect on the real meaning of this day: to remember those who died serving our country. They put themselves in harm’s way so that the freedoms enshrined in our amendments could be ours. Even as you enjoy this day, reflect on the fallen. ...

Congratulations to Daniel Bozanich on being selected for the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Symphonic Band Ensemble!

Students audition with etudes, scales and excerpts, and only the most extraordinary are chosen. This award represents many hours of practice with Mrs. DeVries, head of SWC’s instrumental program, to assemble his submission, plus years of hard work in private lessons.

To be selected to this group is an honor given only to exceptional music students who have been chosen among the top high school instrumentalists in the state of MN, and we are very proud of Daniel’s hard work to achieve this accomplishment!

Finals start tomorrow! Some reminders: BYO snacks and water, your Chromebook and charger, pens and pencils, and a positive attitude! Tests start at 8 for Spanish, 10:30 for English. Head to your 4th hour classroom or, if you’re a TA or have open hour, find the email from Mr. Flint for your designated room. We’re praying for your calm, confidence, and clarity! ...

On this anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we join with our brothers and sisters in Christ asking God to comfort those who mourn, and to give us courage to advance His Kingdom in our communities. ...

As this second to last week begins and finals week approaches, here is our prayer for our students: ask God for the strength you need to persevere! He will give it to you abundantly! ...

We are so excited that Articulate is back this spring! We will have beautiful student art on display in our lobby and then two concerts on Friday. At 5:30 the instrumental performances begin and the choir starts at 7:30, all in the SWC auditorium. Additionally, that evening, we will release Poiema, our student writing and art magazine, and copies will be available for attendees. Come enjoy fine arts on Friday! ...