What's the deal with Medleys?

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – “IM”

Individual swims each stroke in the following order:

  1. Butterfly
  2. Backstroke
  3. Breaststroke
  4. Freestyle

MEDLEY RELAY

Relay consisting of four individual swimmers in the following order:

  1. Backstroke – Starts at the Starting Block
  2. Breaststroke – Starts at opposite end of the pool
  3. Butterfly – Starts at the Starting Block
  4. Freestyle - Starts at opposite end of the pool

Example below of meet program showing swimmer lineup. 

First column begins at the starting block, second column begins at the opposite end of the pool.