Southern Wesleyan University fields 18 varsity sports which compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) level. Southern Wesleyan is in NCAA Division II and competes in Conference Carolinas.  SWU is a member of the 12-school Southern States Athletic Conference. Warrior teams travel throughout Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, competing against SSAC foes.

Student-Athletes are given the opportunity to excel athletically, academically, and spiritually. Southern Wesleyan University Athletics is the home of numerous All-Americans, All-Region, All-Conference and Academic All-Americans each year. Warrior teams have competed at the NAIA and NCCAA National levels, having won NCCAA National Championships in women’s basketball (2007), baseball (2007) and men's soccer (2013 and 2015).  In the Spring of 2019, SWU Women's Track and Field team competed at the NCAA National Championship in the 4x100 Meter Relay.  The team finished seventh and earned All-American titles.

Warrior student-athletes have also traveled the world on mission trips reaching people for God’s kingdom in countries such as Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, and the USA. Student-Athletes and spectators alike will continue to have pride in our Warrior traditions.