“Lazy Rivers” and “Aquatic Centers”: Suddenly the Climbing Walls Seem Kind of Trivial

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One of the articles that I read on LSU’s “lazy river leisure center” mentioned that Texas Tech also has a “lazy river.”

A quick Google image search produced the following images of “aquatic centers” at a number of universities. I am not suggesting that these are the most elaborate “aquatic centers” at universities, or even that this is a fair sampling. Nor am I suggesting that all of these projects have cost anywhere close to the $85 million price tag for the LSU project.

But, honestly, if these images don’t suggest skewed priorities to anyone looking at them, then I think that trying to point out skewed priorities may be pointless.

LSU’s “Lazy River”:

LSU Lazy River Project 1

Texas Tech’s “Lazy River”:

Texas Tech Lazy River Project 1

Texas Tech Lazy River Project 2

Stephen F. Austin University:

Stephen F Austin U 1

University of Tennessee:

U of Tennessee 1

U of Tennessee 2

University of Missouri:

U of Missouri 1

University of Northern Iowa:

Northern Iowa Aquatic Center 1

Columbus State University:

Columbus State Lazy River Project 1

Columbus State Lazy River Project 2

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