The race begins. Kathy starts out with one of her spectacular belly flops, causing much happiness among the crowd with whom I watch the show. We just wait for those. Paschal brings up the first shell, and Robert quickly follows; then Tammy, then Kathy. It's pretty clear at this point that these will be the final four in this challenge, since they're so clearly more skilled than the others. Vecepia just gives up and swims back to the grid; surprisingly, Peachy doesn't harass her about it. Sean is having difficulties; Peachy calls him "baby" and yells at him to "let go of that buoy, swim over, find a shell, and get it!" I don't think Peachy gets that Sean knows what he's supposed to be doing, and that he's just having difficulties physically doing it. Neleh and her baggy-panted bathing suit finally come up with a shell; Sean, after a great deal of effort, manages to get one, too. Peachy whispers to the waiting tribe members, "Sean may have one!" When Sean emerges a shell-bearing victor, they all cheer him on and seem genuinely happy for him. But then, he's just proved he's no competition in future rounds, so why shouldn't they be pleased? Peachy rubs it in: "Now you've just gotta do it again!" Peachy sends Vecepia back to the beach, and are these people the worst swimmers ever, or what? I don't even know if what they're doing could technically be called "swimming."
The second round begins. The shells are retrieved in the same order as in the first round, so Sean gets eliminated. Peachy generously offers to let Sean catch his breath before swimming to shore.