Well....I finally did one swimming the other way. Wow. What an eye opener it was to do the first one this way.
Being a right -hander, I was comfortable in making them swim toward the right. Never really thought about why I was doing that...just that it seemed natural. I can now understand why being a righty has much to do with that decision. Making this one swim left was waaay harder than I expected. Not a natural move at all.
I'm hopeful that after having broken ground and made my right and left brain work together on this one, it'll get a bit easier to make others.