Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 50 yard freestyle relay

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Men's 4×50 yard freestyle relay
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 7
Competitors 16 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Charles Daniels, Leo Goodwin, Louis Handley, Joe Ruddy
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Hugo Goetz, David Hammond, Raymond Thorne, Bill Tuttle
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Gwynne Evans, Bill Orthwein, Amedee Reyburn, Marquard Schwarz
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 4 x 50 yard freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time any relay event was held at the Olympics. It was the only time yards were used instead of metres, and the only time the 50 was used as a distance rather than the 100 or 200 metre legs that were common.

4 teams of 4 swimmers each, all from the United States, competed.



Gold  Joe Ruddy, Leo Goodwin, Louis Handley, and Charles Daniels (USA) New York Athletic Club
Silver  David Hammond, Bill Tuttle, Hugo Goetz, and Raymond Thorne (USA) Chicago Athletic Association
Bronze  Amedee Reyburn, Gwynne Evans, Marquard Schwarz, and Bill Orthwein (USA) Missouri Athletic Club
4.  Edgar Adams, David Bratton, George van Cleaf, and David Hesser (USA) New York Athletic Club