Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Seine, Courbevoie Bridge – Asnières Bridge, Paris
Date Started: August 11, 1900
Date Finished: August 12, 1900
Format: There were three obstacles. The competitors first had to climb over a pole, then climb over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats.
This was another unusual event, also held for the only time in Olympic history. There were three obstacles. The competitors first had to climb over a pole, then climb over a row of boats, and then swim under another row of boats. [Fred Lane] (AUS) won his second championship of the 1900 Olympic swimming events, although this was a close race between Lane and Austria’s [Otto Wahle]. Wahle was a well-known Austrian swim coach who later coached in the United States and also swam at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.
|3||Peter Kemp||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|5||Frederick Stapleton||23||Great Britain||GBR|
|6||William Henry||40||Great Britain||GBR|
|4 h2 r1/2||Victor Hochepied||16||France||FRA|
|4 h3 r1/2||Fred Hendschel||20||United States||USA|