70-year-old retiree becomes lifeguard to help kids in her community

Robin Borlandoe of Philadelphia took the job amid a lifeguard shortage that forced several city pools to remain closed this summer.
1:16 | 08/16/22

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ROBIN BORLANDOE: I love the water. It's just so calming, and just to look at it and see the blue. [UPBEAT MUSIC] Retirement just was not my thing. I did not like it. I just needed something to do. I decided to become a lifeguard because I wanted to do something for the community. So I wanted to do something positive, some type of small thing I could do for the kids. And then we have rules when they come in. And they have to follow the rules. Pools are a small solution. Cool off and have fun. And I see these kids starting to come together and partner. They play Marco Polo. - Marco. ROBIN BORLANDOE: And so that makes them-- they come back the next day. They're safe. They know that the lifeguards are going to look out for them. They've grown up in the city. They know what it takes to survive in the city. These kids often come up to them and ask them questions and just talk. And maybe that's what they need. We don't know what's going on in these kids' lives otherwise. But we know that when we're here, they are our responsibility. So each of these lifeguards here take it upon themselves to embrace them.

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