Not held in other editions
| Event type

100 yards Freestyle, Men

Date 5 September 1904
LocationLife Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Participants6 from 2 countries

There were two heats in the 100-yard freestyle, which were won by Zoltán von Halmay and Charlie Daniels. Six competitors reported for the finals, von Halmay and five Americans, led by Daniels and Scott Leary. Although Leary had recently become the first man to swim a 100 yards under one minute, he was no match for von Halmay or Daniels and finished third. Von Halmay easily defeated Daniels to win the race with ease.

1Zoltán HalmayHUN1:06.2 (1 h1)1:02.8 (1)Gold
2Charlie DanielsUSA1:07.4 (1 h2)– (2)Silver
3Scott LearyUSA– (2 h1)– (3)Bronze
4David GaulUSA– (2 h2)– (4)
5David HammondUSA– (3 h1)– (5)
6Budd GoodwinUSA– (3 h2)– (6)
DNSGeorg HoffmannGER
DNSEmil RauschGER
DNSLou HandleyUSA
DNSEdwin SwatekUSA
DNSRay ThorneUSA
DNSGeorge Van CleafUSA
DNSDavid BrattonUSA
DNSDavid HesserUSA
DNSJ. M. StuitlUSA

Semi-Finals (5 September 1904)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

11Zoltán HalmayHUN1:06.2QOR
2Scott LearyUSAQ
34David HammondUSAQ

Heat Two

111Charlie DanielsUSA1:07.4Q
27David GaulUSAQ
317Budd GoodwinUSAQ

Final (5 September 1904)

11Zoltán HalmayHUN1:02.8OR
211Charlie DanielsUSA
3Scott LearyUSA
47David GaulUSA
54David HammondUSA
617Budd GoodwinUSA