Originally Posted by Zenturtle
Maybe you are right in the having a comfortable stroke to work from idea.
Its indeed rather personal what works best.
A lot of good swimmers have no idea what they are doing (esp with their legs), so why bother with it if its good.
Some, are more of the analysing type though.
To gather these details you have to feel differences. You can't feel the differences if you don't have a stable basic. If every stroke in your swimming feels different because the basic is not set, how could you feel differences between different kick timings? The moment you concentrate on kick timing the whole stroke will fall apart.