Once you begin swimming...
is a lot of material out there dedicated to helping you swim faster,
smarter, better. If you've faced your fear, learned your swim basics
and are ready for high performance, bravo!
not so fast, my speedy friend! As
you've been hearing over and over, your basics depend on relaxing
and not fighting the water. Smart, smart.
You'll build upon these facts throughout your swim career, tweaking your style as you better understand how water really works.
I'll add to this page in the future. Hope this much has been helpful...
Article about swim physics
Total Immersion has a helpful article in their archives:
Like a Fish: A Science Report"