Sharkbanz Shark Repellent Bracelet$65 1 of 7
It's inevitable. Your thoughts naturally tend to wander when you're swimming in low visibility waters off the coast.
While you're statistically more likely to be injured in a car accident than attacked by a shark, Sharkbanz will increase your peace of mind by repelling potential predators with it's magnetic, battery-free design. The extra long strap makes it easy to wear around your ankle or wrist--even while wearing a thick wetsuit.
Adventure Lights Guardian LED Expedition Light$16 2 of 7
Conditions can change in an instant along coastal regions. Keep yourself seen on the foggiest of days with the Guardian LED Expedition Light.
It's waterproof to a depth of 300 feet, has a battery life of over 100,000 hours, and you can fix it behind your head to your goggle straps.
Finis Swimmer's Snorkel$36 3 of 7
Open water can be rough, and sometimes breathing to the side can result in a mouthful (or lungful) of water.
A swimmer's snorkel helps you relax by removing the need to turn your head to breathe, which allows you to focus more on stroke technique. The purge valve keeps water from entering the mouthpiece, and the hydrodynamic tubing and front positioning reduces drag in the water.
ISHOF SaferSwimmer Float$40 4 of 7
Visibility is a huge issue for open water swimmers, especially in the ocean. The SaferSwimmer not only keeps you seen with its bright orange color, but it also provides additional flotation when needed.
The floatation device attaches around your waist with a strap and is virtually resistance-free--following along in the wake created by your body. If you're undertaking a point-to-point swim, you can fill the waterproof bag with your belongings and tow along.
TYR Hi-Vis Warmwear Swim Cap$10 5 of 7
Hi-vis products have become all the rage in the endurance scene, and swimming is no exception. The Hi-Vis Warmwear Cap's fluorescent yellow will keep you seen in open water, and the PU coated construction helps retain body heat while also reducing drag.
The Swim It, Classic$125 6 of 7
Sometimes things happen outside your control. If you aren't a strong swimmer or have potential health issues, the Swim It is a great safety device for open water swimming.
The device attaches around your leg and contains a single-cell, marine grade lifejacket (simply pull the cord to inflate). Both USAT and WTS legal, this is a product you can race with, as well.