Valkyries Nab Swimming & Diving Team of the Year

Valkyries Nab Swimming & Diving Team of the Year

(Cover photo credit: Samantha Stallings)

Ashli McLean

We’re 26 days away from the 2016 Women In Sports Honors (WISH)! Here’s a look at the second of the 15 teams that will receive our “Outstanding Team of the Year” award for their respective sport. We’ll cover one team per day, so stay tuned…

Swimming & Diving Team of the Year:  Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy’s swimming and diving team is no stranger to success. The Valkyries were the only high school in the nation to qualify seven swimmers for the U.S. Olympic Trials this past June.

Sacred Heart won its fourth-straight state title and 28th overall state title this past spring with a victory margin of 200+ points. Along the way, they went 4-1 in dual meets at 1st at the Eastern Kentucky Relays. They set eight KHSAA regional records and five state records. The Valkyries also boasted 15 NISCA All-American Swims and eight Division I signees.

Join us and the Sacred Heart swim team at WISH on Sept. 20! For ticket information, click here. And to read about Sacred Heart winning their 28th state title,, check out this feature.