[ First Black Female Lifeguard in Rehoboth Beach ]
Amane Solomon is a lifeguard determined to leave her mark. The twenty-two year old Dover native began working at Rehoboth Beach Patrol six years ago, but she’s still turning heads today. Solomon is the only black female lifeguard in the beach’s history.
Solomon recalls a conversation she had with her grandmother, who told her how drastically Rehoboth Beach has changed through the years. “I remember my grandmother saying that they only had one beach for African Americans and that was a long time ago, but to be here and guard every beach and be a face of African Americans, it’s pretty nice.”
Solomon tells young hopefuls to keep pursuing their goals. “I say never give up on a dream. If you feel like you can do it, just go out and do it. If you start something, you need to finish it, and I feel like thats how everything should be.”