individual medley


Definition of individual medley

: a swimming race in which each contestant swims each part of the course with a different stroke

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Recent Examples on the Web Falsey won the 500 free and 200 individual medley at Sandburg’s quadrangular meet on Sept. 26 against Lincoln-Way Central, Stagg and Andrew. Steve Millar,, "Girls swimming notes: Sandburg’s Jenna Falsey all fired up for the sectional, wants to make senior season ‘a memorable one’," 6 Oct. 2020 Senior Nadia Kostic, who swims in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly, said last year there were 20 to 30 competitors on the Agua Fria swim program. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Pandemic perseverance: Arizona high school community celebrates return of competition," 3 Oct. 2020 George Sholton led the Eagles with wins in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Anchorage Daily News, "Powered by 3 double-winners, Service swim team edges Chugiak," 3 Oct. 2020 While at Wabash, Liang's top finish in the North Coast Athletic Conference was fourth in the 100-yard individual medley in 2018. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel honoring late coach whose own swim career ended too soon," 1 Oct. 2020 Matheson's best performances have been in the longer events, which are the 200 butterfly, 500 freestyle, and 400 individual medley, which are not held during the high school season but only club swimming. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, "Sunrise Mountain swimmer Daniel Matheson commits to USC," 11 Sep. 2020 Older sister Isabelle, an elite swimmer who made USA Swimming’s national roster and will compete in college for California, won the Class 2A state meet title in the 200-yard individual medley as a freshman in 2016. David Lavaque, Star Tribune, "Blaine soccer striker Kendall Stadden nets a high five," 2 Sep. 2020 Teammate Abbie Alvarez made the national cut in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, while Tyler Kopp earned three spots highlighted by a No. 6 time of 4:22.27 in the 500-yard freestyle. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Area swimmers earn NISCA All-American honors," 8 July 2020 Matthew Sims, a junior from Dixie Heights, won the GLVC championship in the 200 butterfly and qualified for the 200 individual medley in the NCAA Division II meet. James Weber, The Enquirer, "More local high school stars now Division I athletes after Bellarmine moves up," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of individual medley

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Individual medley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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