The Valor Boys Swim+Dive Team is off the blocks for the 2018 season. The fish eagles are entering their fifth season as a varsity sport at Valor, and are excited for what the future holds for the program. The roster for this season is filled with new potential as six new freshmen and two first-season sophomores join the team.
“What stands out this preseason is the enthusiasm,” noted Head Coach Cris Radic. “The veterans know what to expect and are prepared to put in the work to meet the challenge, and our new athletes will add fantastic energy and talent to the team.”
With the loss of two graduating team record holders, every member of the team will be counted on to play key roles this season. The Valor tankers are looking forward to improving individually and as a team. We have a busy two weeks ahead with practices, devotionals, the team retreat, a team dinner, and a season opening mini-invitational competition with Chatfield, Columbine and Golden on March 9.
Our athletes are building new friendships, focusing on sound fundamentals, and developing a spiritual foundation within the framework of our program theme: Warriors of the King. We held our first team devotional this week, catalyzing our growth into a brotherhood in Christ, endeavoring to approach the adventure of each and every day of our season with this reality and encouragement in our hearts. “The Lord is with me like a mighty warrior…” Jerimiah 20:11a.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 – A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Our team will be ready to stand up, suffer, sacrifice and overcome in the name of Jesus Christ, serving and pleasing our Caller, Commander, Father, and All-Amazing God. In both adversity and prosperity, we will strive to: “Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13.
We pray this season is not only a success with our swimming and diving, but more importantly, that it is a season in which we commit to honor the Lord in all aspects of our lives.