Former vice president Joe Biden recently attended a renaming ceremony at a pool in Wilmington, Del., which now bears his name. The Brown-Burton-Winchester-Memorial Park Pool House will now be known as the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Aquatic Center.
The City Council of Wilmington voted to rename the pool in 2016, and the ordinance states that before Biden began his political career he worked as the only white lifeguard at the pool in 1962. He was 19 years old.
It goes on to state that Biden has often related stories about how his lifeguard experience helped shape who he became as an adult by giving him a chance to interact with people of all backgrounds, deal with differing views, and understand more about how people learn or are taught to respect each other.
Biden later became a New Castle, Del. City Council member and went on to represent Delaware for 36 years as a U.S. Senator. He served as Vice President of the United States from 2009-2017.