After reading many articles about beaches from Alabama to North Carolina being closed, with officials encouraging safe swimming after the NC attacks, I reviewed how to swim safely, with what is obviously shark infested water, for your convenience.
1. From the article below we can see that if you kick or splash you are at risk, so be sure to tell your kids absolutely no splashing or kicking while in the water. I am not sure how you can swim this way but you can figure it out.
2. Another reason to hit the gym for the beach body is so the shark only nibbles instead of eating you whole.
3. Tell all your kids while not splashing or kicking to also cary baseball bats with them to hit the shark on the nose which will eventually stop working.
4. At this time we need to start clawing at the shark's eyes, given you still have your hands.
Who's A Target And How To Stay Safe
Scientists believe surfers bear the brunt of attacks due to the nature of the sport: It takes place in the surf zone, which is often frequented by sharks, and involves kicking and splashing the water.
Most shark attacks are a case of mistaken identity with the animal confusing surfers and swimmers for seals and other marine animals. Merely nudging a human being is the most common interaction, and if sharks do bite, they typically let go in search of a more typical prey. In fact, shark teeth are lined with nerve endings that can sense the calorie-rich blubber of a seal, as opposed to the bone and muscle filling most humans.
If you find yourself eye to eye with a shark, Burgess recommends a proactive response. 'Hitting a shark on the nose, ideally with an inanimate object, usually results in the shark temporarily curtailing its attack.
'One should try to get out of the water at this time. If this is not possible, repeat bangs to the snout may offer temporary restraint, but the result is likely to become increasingly less effective. If a shark actually bites, we suggest clawing at its eyes and gills, two sensitive areas. One should not act passively if under attack - sharks respect size and power.â€