“Okay, swim out!”

“Okay, swim out!”

“Okay swim out” Survived host Jeff Probst told contestants this week after doing an (un)favorite challenge of trying to stay afloat under bars as the rising tide slowly envelops them.

But it was this aerial shot of the challenge’s distance from the coast that caught my attention.

Wait. Swim out of there?

Where, Jeff?

You can see the small challenge platform in the center of the picture.

Swimming prowess is a prerequisite for the Survivor competitors but that distance, even with the coast just out of frame, feels like a mighty effort, especially after such a grueling challenge.

You’re hoping the crew will arrive in a boat to collect the cast from the water, but that’s not the narrative the show suggests.