LSU's new 536 ft. "leisure pool", which is shaped like the school's logo, opened on campus recently.

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Here are some of the details, according to LSU.
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Indoor Lap Pool
-8 lane lap pool, 25 yards
-Varying depth from 4 to 5 ft.

Outdoor Lap Pool
-8 lane lighted lap pool
-4 lanes, 25 yards – deep end depth of 12 ½ ft.
-4 lanes, 25 yards – depth of 3 ½ ft.
-Basketball & volleyball in shallow water lane pool

Outdoor Leisure Pool
-536 ft. lighted leisure pool in shape of “LSU”
-3 ½ ft. depth
-4 bubbler lounges

Sun Deck
-21,000 sq. ft. broom finished concrete with sand blasted etching of tiger stripes
-Lounging spaces, sun umbrellas, & drinking fountains
Per WBRZ.com:
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The pool is one of many projects resulting from the schools $85 million expansion, including a jogging trail and expanded parking, which began in 2013. The expansion was paid for using student fees.
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AgCoug83 months
Cool pool.
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Spankum83 months
Man, the water in that thing is gonna be thick with freshman splooge.....
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Port Royal83 months
A hole in the ground that you throw money into.
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SirWinston83 months
That looks cool until you imagine all the swarthy engineering students in there :yack:
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UptownnMike83 months
Class of Fideen. I'm innat thing.
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seawolf0683 months
But college should be free right?
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reggieray42083 months
How does them building a pool imply that it shouldn't be?
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Taffeta83 months
I graduated in 2014.. I'm pretty sure I paid fees to this. When do I get to go?
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PsychTiger83 months
All alumni should have access. Seems like a great way to cool off while tailgating, at least until people start peeing and puking in it.
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BRUNNIN483 months
Anytime you want. You can activate free membership for as long as you paid fees towards this.
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tigerpawl83 months
What is the condition of the Natatorium?
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Lexman183 months
I believe I read that LSU's athletic department is fully self funded, with no money from taxpayers. If that's the case, they can build whatever they want.
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username2083 months
this is unrelated to the athletic department.
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OU81283 months
That is true and they give the university $8 million a year as well.
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username2083 months
Yes, was paid for with student fees. Student govt agreed to "pay" more in fees for an upgrade to the rec. Makes sense. Not like most of these kids are footing the bill anyway. Can't really complain about being priced out of higher ed though when you're agreeing to add $XXX to your fee bill every semester.
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LSUSUPERSTAR83 months
Doesn't matter what the student government does, if admin want to do something, they will add a fee to get it done. When they were renovating the student union, costs started to go up due to storms, the students voted against the fee increase, the board passed it anyway. Student government is just something to put on your resume.
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username2083 months
student assessed fees and school assessed fees are two different fees. This is a student assessed fee.
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BigPerm3083 months
With all the fatty sorority chicks it's going to look like sea world soon.
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Schmelly83 months
So wait, we couldn't fire/hire a coach "because perception", but we can build an $85 million kiddie pool and that's screams "fiscal responsibility"? Louisiana gonna Louisiana. But I'll backstroke in it like a mofo!
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crazyLSUstudent83 months
paid for by student fees not tax payers
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Schmelly83 months
Oh yeah, forgot tax payers were paying Les' buyout. Silly me
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Marfa83 months
is that gonna be one of them lazy rivers?
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the808bass83 months
It's only a model.
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Number 3183 months
Has anyone peed in it yet? If not I want to be the first.
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Guava Jelly83 months
Funny how people think this was just decided upon and constructed overnight... Also funny that people think this is an arbitrary decision by F. King. That's not how higher Ed budgets work.
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uway83 months
Makes total sense to give 18-22 year olds fantasy-resort living conditions, paid for with govt loans. Great idea, society. What could possibly go wrong.
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2geaux83 months
So much for legislative budget cuts?!
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LSU Patrick83 months
Student fees means increased grants and loans, which means more student debt and more burden on tax players.
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S83 months
Where's Toonces?
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