From underwater, the four players are seen on a dock above. They jump in the water and turn around, ready to swim.
The object of the minigame is to swim through as many rings as possible. The game is seen from a rearview perspective. The rings appear as the four players swim through the course. Each ring is worth one point. Sometimes, a Manta will swim by and drop two or three gold rings worth three points each. Hitting a Blooper will deduct one point, hitting Sushi will deduct two points, and hitting the orange eel at the end will deduct three points. The player with the most points wins.
The players swim through a goal at the end, and the scene changes to show them above the water. The losers sulk in disappointment while the winner jumps onto Toad's boat and does a winning pose. If more than one player wins, they will stay in the water and wave. If all players have the same number of points, however, Toad will instead drive away, leaving all four players stranded in the water, resulting in a draw.
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