It's nice to read something about pool meets and the other strokes. I've tried a few pool competitions, but have never really got into them. However, your approach to planning which events to swim through the season would work well for me. Typically, here the entry fee allows up to six events so there's a real temptation to swim as many as you can to get your money's worth - clearly a mistake.
Having a goal for the other strokes would be good for me. You've got me thinking, now...