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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Fountain Valley junior Hannah Farrow was happy with second-place finishes in both of her individual events, the 200 individual medley (2:00.90) and the 100 butterfly (53.80). Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Newport Harbor girls’ swim team places fourth at CIF Division 1 finals," 13 May 2018 Dressel is entered in eight events, having added the 200 individual medley and 50 and 100 breaststroke races. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "US swim nationals set to go on without banned Lochte," 24 July 2018 Senior Lauren Thomas placed fourth in the 200 individual medley and sixth in the 100 backstroke, while junior McKenzie Grau took fifth in the 50 freestyle and junior Harna Minezawa took sixth in the 50 freestyle and seventh in the 100 breaststroke. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "Mason girls capture elusive OHSAA state swimming title," 25 Feb. 2018 Sophomore Eric Wang led the team individually with a championship time of 1:55.52 in the individual medley and a bronze medal in the butterfly. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "St. John's, Kinkaid lead Houston SPC winter sweep," 23 Feb. 2018 That was followed by a title from senior Nicholas Perera, who's headed to swim at Alabama, in the 200 individual medley (1:48.70). Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "St. Xavier claims 10th consecutive OHSAA state swimming title," 24 Feb. 2018 Theall also qualified for the state meet by finishing second in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:05.26 at the Region 6-6A meet in Pearland. Houston Chronicle, "Swimming and diving: Friendswood athletes headed to state," 9 Feb. 2018 Highlights from girls events included two medals from Episcopal junior Delaney Newsome, who took silver in the individual medley before winning the backstroke (1:00.47). Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "St. John's, Kinkaid lead Houston SPC winter sweep," 23 Feb. 2018 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

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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