medley relay


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Chapman won the individual medley (2:01.91) and the backstroke (54.07), plus swam legs on the Pioneers’ medley relay (1:43.19) and 400-meter freestyle relay (3:24.90). Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 20 Nov. 2022 Miller first gained prominence in the swimming world at 19, winning the men's 100-meter butterfly and men's 4-by-100-meter medley relay representing Australia at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2022 In 1960 in Rome, McKinney won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay and a silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke. The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2022 Seth Basinger scored individual wins in the 100 free and 100 backstroke and swam on the first place 200 medley relay. Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Scottsdale Chaparral rolled to another state girls championship, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:47.88. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2022 King will have additional medal chances in the 50 and 200 breaststrokes, plus 400 medley relay. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 20 June 2022 But after collecting golds in the 400 freestyle relay and the 100 freestyle in addition to the 100 butterfly, Dressel still can add medals in the 50 freestyle and 400 medley relay Sunday. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2021 In his first Olympic Games, Dressel won gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay and the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, on the same team as Phelps. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of medley relay was in 1924

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“Medley relay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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