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


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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37 Comments
Cool pool.
Reply4 months
Man, the water in that thing is gonna be thick with freshman splooge.....
Reply4 months
A hole in the ground that you throw money into.
Reply4 months
That looks cool until you imagine all the swarthy engineering students in there :yack:
Reply4 months
Class of Fideen. I'm innat thing.
Reply4 months
But college should be free right?
Reply4 months
How does them building a pool imply that it shouldn't be?
4 months
I graduated in 2014.. I'm pretty sure I paid fees to this. When do I get to go?
Reply4 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.
4 months
Anytime you want. You can activate free membership for as long as you paid fees towards this.
4 months
What is the condition of the Natatorium?
Reply4 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.
Reply4 months
this is unrelated to the athletic department.
4 months
That is true and they give the university $8 million a year as well.
4 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.
Reply4 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.
4 months
student assessed fees and school assessed fees are two different fees. This is a student assessed fee.
4 months
With all the fatty sorority chicks it's going to look like sea world soon.
Reply4 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!
Reply4 months
paid for by student fees not tax payers
4 months
Oh yeah, forgot tax payers were paying Les' buyout. Silly me
4 months
is that gonna be one of them lazy rivers?
Reply4 months
It's only a model.
Reply4 months
Has anyone peed in it yet? If not I want to be the first.
Reply4 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.
Reply4 months
uway
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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.
Reply4 months
So much for legislative budget cuts?!
Reply4 months
Student fees means increased grants and loans, which means more student debt and more burden on tax players.
Reply4 months
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Where's Toonces?
Reply4 months
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