Sandbar swims are just totally cool. Fiji Swims annually holds a great 2.7K race between the absolutely gorgeous islands of Beachcomber and Treasure in the South Pacific.
Twice a day the sandbars pop up and create temporary playgrounds for open water swimmers.
Terry Laughlin also holds a camp at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera in the Bahamas where the swimmers head out to a sandbar 2.5 miles offshore and swim back. According to Terry Laughlin, Schooner Cays in the Bahamas is a tropical paradise where swimmers can swim in the relatively shallow waters between a group of small desert islands concentrated together.