I don’t know about you, but when I’m swimming in the open water the thought of sharks is rampant in my head! I keep thinking that a shark is going to bite me as I swim.

According to the Wild Life Museum, the odds of getting attacked and killed by a shark is 1 in 3,748,067. They say you are more likely to drown (1 in 1100) then you are to have been attacked by a shark. Every year, there are 70 to 100 shark attacks worldwide and only 5 to 15 result in death.

But that doesn’t stop me from having that fear in open water. So when a company called Sharkbanz pitched me to try out their product, I jumped at the opportunity.

Sharkbanz is a new product that was tested and developed by two surfers who had a similar fear about sharks when they went surfing. They worked with scientists and use magnetic repellent to rid sharks from approaching you.  After a series of tests, they made sure that Sharkbanz worked!  They have a disclaimer on the website saying that Sharkbanz will deter

Sharkbanz comes in three colors – Azure, Slate and Seafoam. It looks like a watch but can fit comfortably over your wrist or ankle.

I have one in Seafoam and I plan on using it in all of my upcoming open water swims. I’ll definitely be following up to let you know if the sharks gravitate to me or not. But until then, you can get your Sharkbanz on line at http://www.sharkbanz.com/store/. They cost $65.

Stay safe!