Isaac, I know those kids are fast. You are not going to be able to out-swim them. We need a new strategy - pulling yourself along the lane-line was probably not a good approach. Also, you got DQ'd from the event. (Although I still resent the ref for that and it took a lot of restraint on my part not to push him into the pool - I hate the yellow pad ...).
This time, when you get up on the block, look to your left and then look to your right. Yell "S-H-A-A-A-A-A-R-K!!!" That might buy you a few seconds :)