Not held in other editions
| Event type

880 yards Freestyle, Men

Date 7 September 1904
LocationLife Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Participants6 from 3 countries
FormatFinal only.

Emil Rausch added the 880-yard championship to the mile freestyle that he had won the day before, winning by 12 seconds over Frank Gailey, who earned his third silver medal of the Olympics. With Hungary’s Géza Kiss finishing in third, this was one of the very few events at the 1904 Olympics in which the three medalists came from three different countries.

1Emil RauschGER13:11.4Gold
2Frank GaileyUSA13:23.4Silver
3Géza KissHUNBronze
4Edgar AdamsUSA
5Otto WahleUSA
6Jam HandyUSA
DNSZoltán HalmayHUN
DNSCharlie DanielsUSA
DNSJohn MeyersUSA
DNSGeorge Van CleafUSA
DNSDavid BrattonUSA
DNSArthur C. MeyersUSA