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Boston Celtics star learning how to swim

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Head down to Boston Sports Club and you may be in for something of a surprise, for 6ft8in Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass will be in the water as he embarks on swimming lessons with a group of local school children.

Bass is 28-years-old but does not know how to swim, so is taking to the local pool to learn alongside kids as part of program to help children conquer their fear of getting into the water.

The Celtics forward will continue learning with kids, as much as his schedule allows, until he is able to grasp the basics, before taking private lessons to further improve his swimming ability.

"My son’s the first one in the family to learn how to swim," he said. “If you threw me out in the ocean, I would drown."

Although it may be a somewhat amusing prospect to see the enormous NBA forward splash around next to children in armbands, it is all being done in the name of an admirable cause to promote water safety among inner-city kids.

The drowning death of a child in 2011 prompted the Boys and Girls Club of Boston to create a their swimming program, and Bass is the biggest - in every sense of the word - name being used to help promote it.

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