Crossing the finish line upside down is good to go. Someone work on getting Heise's mom to kiss the participates at the finish line. Alex, it sounds like you're already looking for excuses for a swim.
And yes, I have seen the way Kyle paddles. I'm still suspicious that he and Will have figured out a way to stash a motor in their stern (esp. Will, whose body doesn't even bend properly), but I can't find it. Hopefully Alex will drag Kyle down enough for the rest of us to have a shot.
And Nathan, I don't know what you're talking about. I don't even know where the playparks are, and I swim out of little holes all the time.