For many triathletes, freestyle is our bread and butter. In fact, other strokes pretty much get ignored. But ask any coach, and this limited approach is definitely not recommended. "Each stroke teaches you the feel for the water in a different way," Longmont Masters Coach Mike O'Toole says. "Your hand and arm positions vary from one stroke to another, and the more you learn to move efficiently through the water in different ways, the better overall swimmer you will be. . .