individual medley


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web From there, Ian MacDonald placed second in the individual medley (1:50.18) and Asa Allen was third in the 50 free (21.17). Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 11 Mar. 2023 Nauset senior Tim Johnson wrapped up his high school career with wins in the 100 backstroke (51.36) and 200 individual medley (1:55.03). Mitch Fink,, 19 Feb. 2023 Williamson finished second in both the 200 individual medley (1:45.48) and 100 backstroke (48.48) while helping the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams to first-place times. Carter Yates, Dallas News, 17 Feb. 2023 Swimming World designated him high school swimmer of the year based on a No. 1 national ranking in the 100-yard backstroke (46.05) and No. 3 in 200 individual medley (1:44.10). David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2022 Sophomore Haley McDonald also starred, winning the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 18 Feb. 2023 Medford 88, Revere 81 — Marcos Pereira won the 200 individual medley, and contributed to victories in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay, as the Mustangs (5-1) battled to a Greater Boston League win. Matty Wasserman,, 20 Jan. 2023 The sophomore won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke at the Division I 2023 Southwest Ohio District Swimming and Diving Championship Feb. 18. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 24 Feb. 2023 Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe Newton South's Ryan Kam of Newton South competes in the 200-yard individual medley at MIT.Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe MIAA Division 1 Championship at MIT 200 medley relay — 1. BC High, 1:35.45; 2. Brad Joyal,, 19 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of individual medley was circa 1949

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“Individual medley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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