medley relay


Definition of medley relay

: a relay race in swimming in which each member of a team uses a different stroke

Examples of medley relay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saguaro won the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay last year, thanks in large part to returning seniors Denton Smith, Miguelangel Miranda, Gage Quick and Caden Spychala. Joshua Iversen, The Arizona Republic, "Here's a look at boys high school swim and dive teams to watch this fall," 12 Sep. 2020 Spitz placed first in the 100-meter freestyle, the 200-meter freestyle, the 100-meter butterfly, the 200-meter butterfly, the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, the 4×200-meter freestyle relay and the 4×100-meter medley relay. Aron Heller, Star Tribune, "Israeli team's massacre overshadows sports at 1972 Olympics," 7 Aug. 2020 Gugni won the freestyle sprints at the OAA Red Division meet and twice was on the state champion medley relay. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Free Press Sports Awards: Meet the boys swimming nominees," 13 June 2020 Michelle MacPherson, a swimmer and also a UC grad, competed for Canada in 1980 and won a bronze medal in 1984 in the 4x100 medley relay. James Weber,, "Swimming 'saved me and taught me who I am,' says 1980 Olympian who is a top coach," 3 June 2020 Parker made her biggest mark by running on the Aggies’ distance medley relay. David Hinojosa,, "Antonian alum Brittany Parker earns high honors at Texas A&M," 12 May 2020 Bernal also helped the Wildcats’ 200 and 400 medley relays earn A cuts. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Seven Lakes grad McNeese posts three All-American times," 20 Apr. 2020 After finishing unprecedented 8-of-8 NCAA sweep, the IU breaststroker repeated as world champion at 50 and 100 meters and was on medley relay setting a world record. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "David Woods' top Indiana Olympic athletes for 2019 in pro, college and high school," 21 Jan. 2020 The Wellesley girls started Sunday’s MIAA South Swimming & Diving Championships at Boston University with a runner-up finish to Ursuline in the 200-yard medley relay., "Most read on," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of medley relay

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Medley relay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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