It depends on where you are. I highly doubt a shark will attack you in 1-2 foot water, if there's a shark in that shallow of waters, it's probably sick or dead. Also I don't recommend going in deep, like, if the water is touching your neck, you should go back in, and also look at the news for tide changes (A tide CAN sweep in fish and dead animals) Also, be extremely careful, (I'm telling you this girl to girl), Sharks can smell blood. Also, Don't pick anything up that isn't yours or your friends. (Sunglasses,bracelets bows, etc) If you see something in the water, DON'T PICK it up. (i know it may be tempting to pick up a bracelet, but, say you pull it out and maybe a crab or something was on the other end. OUCH!) Also, sharks aren't the only deadly thing, you shouldn't touch things in tide pools. Also, red tides are very dangerous to look out for that!
Remember the basic rules of the beach (or most beaches)
- Always check with the lifeguard regarding beach/ocean conditions
- Never dive into unknown water or shallow breaking waves
- Do not ride waves that are breaking in shallow water or on the beach
- Do not swim near fishing piers, rock jetties or wooden pilings
- Rely on your swimming ability rather than a flotation device
- Keep your feet in the sand, until the lifeguard’s in the stand!
- ALWAYS SWIM WITH SOMEONE ELSE (bring an adult in the water too)