Not held in other editions
| Event type

Plunge For Distance, Men

Date 5 September 1904
LocationLife Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Participants5 from 1 countries
FormatFinal only.

The plunge for distance was an unusual event, but was a common one in that era. It was based on the distance the athlete achieved with no attempt to propel himself after entering the water. There were five competitors, all American. Bill Dickey won the event easily with a distance of 62 feet 6 inches. The American record holder, Charles Pyrah, was far off form and finished fifth and last.

1Billy DickeyUSA19.05Gold
2Edgar AdamsUSA17.52Silver
3Budd GoodwinUSA17.37Bronze
4Newman SamuelUSA16.76
5Charles PyrahUSA14.02
DNSGus GoesslingUSA
DNSGeorge Van CleafUSA
DNSDavid BrattonUSA