Before the first challenge, Amanda challenged her sister Brittney to a breatholding contest for training. Naturally, Amanda lost, but being close to beating her sister, it gave her confidence to win her first challenge.
Amanda was paired against Zoie van Dyne in the First Challenge. Someone had sponsored her a yellow swim mask, allowing Amanda to see clearly underwater. This gave her an advantage over Zoie, who had no mask and only swim fins. Amanda wrestled around with Zoie, each exchanging breath taking blows to each other. The tide turned when Zoie stole Amanda's swim mask and put it on herself. Blinded by the sudden water in her eyes, Amanda desperately tried to grab Zoie. Zoie clawed her face, causing Amanda to scream out the last of her air. In a last ditch attempt, Amanda grabbed onto Zoie's ankle. Zoie kicked her in the face, as Amanda blacked out, and soon drowned. Overall, she placed 38th out of 38.