Celtics big man Brandon Bass is doing something very brave: learning how to swim with young children and being very public about it. In the Boston area, drowning is the lead cause of death and Bass wants to make people aware of how important learning to swim is at a young age. While he never learned how to swim himself, the Baton Rouge native has a four year old who can, so now Bass is taking lessons with a kids class while spreading the word on the importance of teaching children to swim.
"It's very important. Being that I don't know how to swim myself. I think it's a great opportunity, to hang with some kids, and we all learn how to swim.