70 year old grandma Robin Borlandoe worked as a lifeguard for the city of Philadelphia when she was teen in the late 1960's and loved the job. So when her granddaughter told her she couldn't swim at the public pool because it was closed she decided to look into it. Turns out that Philly has shortage of lifeguards that was keeping 50 of the city’s 65 pools closed, so she decided to make a comeback.
Robin said "This ain't like country kids. Without pools they have no place to go". Police say the lifeguard shortage has led to a spike in crime. More than 100 kids under 18 have been shot in the city this year alone, so helping to keep the pools open can actually save lives. "I decided to finally do it to do something for our kids, our community," she says.
It took her a few tries to get recertified as a lifeguard, but after she did, she was able to land a job with the city. She feels it’s her duty to help the community any way she can and is excited for the opportunity to do just that. "I'm very much committed to this," she says. "This is my reputation. This is my community."