WABI quotes Del Amo in report on lifeguard shortage

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Adrianna Del Amo, coordinator for fitness and aquatics at the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center, in a report on the summer lifeguard shortage. From now through summer, there’s a local lifeguard shortage due in part to college students leaving campus and going home for the break. “We’re always a little short, but it seems to be every single year it gets a little fewer applicants. I’ve spoken to the local YMCAs and they seem to also be struggling to that effect as well,” Del Amo said. The rec center is offering lifeguard certification courses; more information is online.