It does seem like a stretch for Food Network to combine Survivor and Chopped, but hey, why not? I was happy to give it a try.
When I tuned in, three chefs had to swim out to a spot in the cold body of water, catch a fish, (which had already been trapped for them), and then get in a boat and row back to a cooking station.
While the two non-black chefs gamely dove in and tried their hand at the aquatic challenge, the black chef chose to stay on shore and add 5 minutes to his cooking time. If he couldn’t swim, that was a wise choice.
But could not knowing how to swim ruin his chances at winning Extreme Chefs, thereby limiting his career? Time will tell. He did lose the cooking challenge after the aquatic event.
What you don’t know about swimming can hurt you.
cross posted at www.imswimming.net