Hi Steve and Mike
Thanks for posting. Actually this development process is one of my greatest passions within coaching as it's so important to get it right.
Back in 2009 (prior to Swim Types being launched) we posted this page on the website which is a standardised format for how we'd approach the stroke:http://swimsmooth.com/hierarchy.html
...it aims to show you what order you should work on aspects of your stroke, albeit quite broadly.
You have the new book now Steve (hope you like it!). This was published in 2012, but the Swim Types website was published in 2010. Of course I'm sure you've probably seen:http://www.swimtypes.com/overglider.html
...the nice thing about Swim Types is that whilst we still recognise the Hierarchy for a broad approach to stroke correction (and indeed there are of course similarities in the development process for each Swim Type), the Types process allows you to get a little more specific with the step-by-step process to correct your own stroke. Aside from actually visiting one of our fantastic new certified coaches http://swimsmooth.com/certifiedcoaches.html
(if you're based in the UK) or attending one of our Clinics, this has proven to be a very good way for the tens of thousands of swimmers out there whom have downloaded the specific Guide for their Type and using it to consolidate and compliment their existing programs. We couldn't of course have added each Guide to the new book due to the restriction on size that the publishers had on the content of the book and of course the readability of the book as a resource.
As such, you'll find the downloadable guide will help give you this definitive structure that you crave and what's more, as an Overglider, it will help eliminate some of the paralysis by analysis that comes from not connecting the dots and trying to work on too much at once. This is of course very important for anyone seeking to improve their swimming efficiency and this is the number one aim of the Guides - keep it simple and keep it specific.
Hope this helps! Glad you're enjoying Swim Smooth!