Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 1 mile freestyle

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Men's 1 mile freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 6
Competitors 7 from 4 nations
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    United States
(1500 m)»
Swimming at the
1904 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
50 yard   men  
100 yard men
220 yard men
440 yard men
880 yard men
1 mile men
100 yard men
440 yard men
Freestyle relay
4×50 yard men

The men's 1 mile freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held at such a distance at the Olympics and the only time the mile was used; later incarnations of the event used 1500 metres as the distance.

7 swimmers from 4 nations competed.



Gold  Emil Rausch (GER) 27:18.2
Silver  Géza Kiss (HUN) 28:28.2
Bronze  Francis Gailey (USA) 28:54.0
4.  Otto Wahle (AUT)
 Edgar Adams (USA) Did not finish
 Louis Handley (USA) Did not finish
 John Meyers (USA) Did not finish