Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Life Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Started: September 5, 1904
Date Finished: September 5, 1904
|Gold:||Zoltán von Halmay|
There were two heats in the 100-yard freestyle, which were won by [Zoltán von Halmay] and [Charlie Daniels]. Six competitors reported for the finals, von Halmay and five Americans, led by Daniels and [Scott Leary]. Although Leary had recently become the first man to swim a 100 yards under one minute, he was no match for von Halmay or Daniels and finished third. Von Halmay easily defeated Daniels to win the race with ease.