Ginger Babin is a former Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), having taught swimming for nineteen
years and Lifesaving off and on over the same period. During the last eight of those years she
specialized in teaching those who were traumatically fearful of water. It was this latter group of pupils
who urged her to write The Water-Shy Swimmer "...so others can benefit from your methods," they
exclaimed. Of those pupils who regularly attended her classes 100% overcame unreasonable fear
of water and learned to swim at least 25 yards (distance depending on age and physical condition).