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Butterfly (the stroke with the double-arms-forward motion paired with a dolphin kick on your front) is the first stroke swum in a swimming medley called "Individual Medley." In a swimming medley relay, however, backstroke is performed first as it is the only stroke that requires a start in water, while all other strokes start off with a dive.

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