Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 440 yard freestyle

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Men's 440 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 7
Competitors 4 from 2 nations
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Austria
(400 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 440 yard 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 the Olympics, and the only time yards were used instead of metres. The length, approximately 402 metres, was slightly longer than the 400 metres that would be used in every subsequent edition of the swimming programme.

4 swimmers from 2 nations competed.



Gold  Charles Daniels (USA) 6:16.2
Silver  Francis Gailey (USA) 6:22.0
Bronze  Otto Wahle (AUT) 6:39.0
4.  Leo Goodwin (USA)