Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 yard freestyle

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Men's 100 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Start of 100 yards swimming during 1904 Summer Olympics.jpg
Start of 100 yards final
Venue Forest Park
Date September 5
Competitors 9 from 2 nations
Gold medal    Hungary
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
(100 m)
(100 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 100 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics, though the only time yards were used instead of metres.

9 swimmers from 2 nations competed.



The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final. The results of the non-advancing swimmers are unclear, but Raymond Thorne, Edwin Swatek and Bill Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.

Heat 1
1.  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 1:06.2 QF
2.  Scott Leary (USA) QF
3.  David Hammond (USA) QF
4. Unknown
5. Unknown
Heat 2
1.  Charles Daniels (USA) 1:07.4 QF
2.  David Gaul (USA) QF
3.  Leo Goodwin (USA) QF
4. Unknown


Gold  Zoltán Halmay (HUN) 1:02.8
Silver  Charles Daniels (USA)
Bronze  Scott Leary (USA)
4.  David Gaul (USA)
5.  David Hammond (USA)
6.  Leo Goodwin (USA)