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.