The Chippendales arrive at the aquatic center. Inside, a team in spangly pink-and-white swimsuits dives in and commences a short routine. I don't know how any of the racers are going to do this, which includes one swimmer doing all manner of inverted spins and kicks in the center of a circle of her teammates, but I guess everyone gets pushed out of their comfort zone on this show. Jaymes & James come in, already dressed for the pool in black Speedos, their Chippendale bowties and collars, swim goggles and flowery swim caps. "Looked like Mama from Mama's Family, Jaymes says, which seems like kind of a deep track, pop culture reference-wise. In addition to the swim team in pink suits, there are also several instructors standing by in blue suits to teach the racers the routine. The one Jaymes grabs by the hand shows them four diagrams on the wall of what they'll need to do, showing four different patterns with Jaymes as #2 and James as #8. She shows them the deck moves they start out with and leads them into the pool. So far this seems easy enough to them, what with their eight-count dance experience, but when she starts trying to show them moves in the pool they have to get out and start over so they can see what she's doing, which turns out to involve a lot of rolls and somersaults and other things that prove difficult for large men who are unpracticed in this sport. And yes, I called it a sport. People mock synchronized swimming, but it meets all my criteria for a sport: it's physically demanding, people do it competitively and I will die before I attempt it.
The twins are taking a while to get there and are already considering whether it's time to use the Express Pass they won in the second leg. Which would be dumb, what with another team almost twelve hours behind them (not that they have any way of knowing there's that much of a time deficit), but they have to use it in either this leg or the next one anyway, so what the hell? Maybe? At least knowing that the Express Pass has a predetermined expiration date does help me understand why some teams in the past have used it the way they did. Almost.