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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Liu had a solid first trip to Western Zones with five individual top-16 finishes – seventh in the 50 butterfly, ninth in the 50 breaststroke, 10th in the 100 breaststroke, 11th in the 100 backstroke and 13th in the 200 individual medley. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "Youth swimming results," 28 Aug. 2019 Lochte is entered to race the 200 and 400 individual medleys, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 fly. Torrey Hart,, "Olympic Champion Ryan Lochte Set to Return to Racing After Ban," 25 July 2019 Bryan Fitzgerald of West Bend won the 200-yard individual medley. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are the teams and athletes from Milwaukee area who won state titles in 2017-18," 20 June 2018 Phelps' lone individual world record left standing is the 400 meters in the individual medley. Allen Kim, CNN, "Two of Michael Phelps' decade-old world records were broken this week," 26 July 2019 Phelps, in his third year of retirement, still owns the world records in the 100-meter butterfly and the 400-meter individual medley. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Kristof Milak Breaks a Venerable Michael Phelps Record," 24 July 2019 Westminster Swim Team’s Ryan Mahoney, who won four of five events at the Carroll County Invitational on July 18, finished ninth in the boys 9-10 100-meter individual medley. Megan Woodward,, "Swimming: Athletes ‘work so hard’ to compete at annual Straehle Invitational," 24 July 2019 Mallory Beil, winner in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley, was named most outstanding female athlete. Marc Hardin,, "Notre Dame wins 20th consecutive regional swimming crown," 11 Feb. 2018 Kaufman set a record in the 15-18 girls 100-meter individual medley (1:07.6), and another one in the 50 backstroke (31.09). Pat Stoetzer,, "Swimming: Big day for Victoria Kaufman at Carroll County Invitational," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of individual medley

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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