individual medley

noun

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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Mustang Matt Hardt also earned two berths at the state meet with his 200 individual medley time of 1:52.48, which was also a school record, and his 100 breaststroke time of 57.92. Houston Chronicle, "Swimming and diving: Friendswood athletes headed to state," 9 Feb. 2018 In the consolation finals of the 200 individual medley, Devyn Walklett took the top spot (10th overall) at 2:12.48 with Jacobs took second (11th overall) at 2:14.05. Staff Reports, latimes.com, "Sports Roundup: Flintridge Prep swimming posts positive results at CIF finals," 11 May 2018 The team was led by Shine who finished third in the 200 individual medley, dropping six seconds off his seed time with a time of 1:55.60 and second place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.62. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Swimming: Concordia Lutheran has strong showing at TAPPS state championship," 22 Feb. 2018 The Blackshirts also received sectional titles from Caleb Blischke in the 200 individual medley in 1:55.91, Conrad Farrell in the 100 freestyle in 46.68 seconds. Andrew Gruman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha South/CMH boys swim wins sectional, sends 16 entries to state meet," 12 Feb. 2018 Russell, who is in the midst of his 50th year coaching, competed in four events and scored team points in the grueling 400 individual medley race. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As he fought cancer, Oconomowoc swim coach led his team to a national championship," 3 July 2018 In the 100-yard individual medley for the 11 and 12s, Murray and Burke finished 1-2. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Seal swimmers post strong times in CCSL opener," 4 June 2018 Lanza, a Brazilian, set Big Ten records in finishing third in the 100 and 200 butterfly and sixth in the 200 individual medley. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Is Indiana swimming back? Underdogs putting world on notice," 25 Mar. 2018 Zoe Spitz finished second in the 200 individual medley and the butterfly, while Stevens was second in the 500 free and third in the 200 free. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Daily Pilot High School Female Athlete of the Week: Ayla Spitz helps Newport Harbor make waves in Sunset League," 8 Apr. 2018

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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