individual medley


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

Examples of individual medley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Second-place finishes in the butterfly and individual medley and a team win in the 200-yard medley relay at the WIAC championships last month earned him another honor: All-Conference. USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2024 Meyer took fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the sectional last year, while also finishing sixth in the 200 individual medley and contributing to a seventh-place 200 medley relay team. Zac Bellman, Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2024 Shafer gave the Eagles a state title in 2023 in the 200-yard individual medley. Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 11 Jan. 2024 At the Munich Games in 1972, Sweden’s Gunnar Larsson took the gold in the 400-meter individual medley by a margin of two-thousandths, 4:31.981 to 4:31.983, over Tim McKee of the United States. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 The holder of the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke records, Noguchi has the 100 butterfly as a target as well as returning in the 100 back for his two individual races in the section championships May 3-6 at Granite Hills. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 Arizona State swimmer Leon Marchand set an NCAA record Friday night in the 400 individual medley, a blazing time of 3:28.82. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 24 Mar. 2023 Stein won the individual medley and backstroke and was second in the breaststroke in the 15-18 boys age group. Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun, 11 Aug. 2023 Cail was a California high school state champion in the 200-meter individual medley and the 500 free, and went on to swim at the University of Southern California. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of individual medley was circa 1949

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“Individual medley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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