Meet the North Car­oli­na A&T Lady Aggies, a Divi­sion 1 HBCU swim­ming team that com­petes in the His­tor­i­cal­ly Black Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Swim Meet (with Howard Uni­ver­si­ty and Flori­da A&M) and the Coastal Col­le­giate Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion. Cap­tured by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Kevin Dorsey, these images por­tray the strength, beau­ty and diver­si­ty of these top-ranked swim­mers. See more pic­tures here.

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The Lady Aggies are one of the last all-black women’s col­lege swim­ming teams in the coun­try, and in 2013 the team was in dan­ger of being cut due to fund­ing. After pub­lic out­cry and peti­tion­ing, the deci­sion was reversed and the team swims on.

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14 Comments on "[Pics] These Photos of HBCU North Carolina A&T’s Women’s Swim Team are Everything"

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Wow I wish I had their fig­ures. I always say I’m going to swim more but I only like the water park lol

David M.

damn! their all gor­geous :)


This is a web series/ show there is noth­ing wrong with using it. It’s like some­one mak­ing a gif out of raven symone from the show thats so raven say­ing “Ya Nasty”


*Jumps into swim­ming pool*

Aaron Lee



The team could part­ner with a hair-care com­pa­ny and get spon­sor­ship mon­ey in exchange for adver­tis­ing aimed at BW who are sporty, on vaca­tion, or dur­ing the sum­mer.

Maxine Shaw

Col­lege ath­letes have strict reg­u­la­tions and can’t do that (see the mul­ti­ple sto­ries of foot­ball play­ers bring­ing in mil­lions to their schools and still going home hun­gry after prac­tice). The NCAA’s argu­ment is that if they make mon­ey that makes them pros so they will be inel­i­gi­ble for schol­ar­ships and will be inel­i­gi­ble to be stu­dent ath­letes

Milos Mom

Good idea!


Please stop putting this young white lady mouthing yass queen in your articles…the same thing we com­plain about, belit­tling oth­ers to lift our­selves, you are doing it. How would you feel if a white web­site did that to a black woman. Rise above that non­sense.…


You go girls! All so beau­ti­ful.

Milos Mom

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Quick, some­one send this to Sports Illus­trat­ed to inspire them!


That first pic­ture was a killer. All that gor­geous melanin! Go team!




**Claps and Screams** “WE made it! LOL