Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Life Saving Exhibition Lake, Forest Park, St. Louis
Date Started: September 7, 1904
Date Finished: September 7, 1904
Format: Final only.
[Emil Rausch] added the 880-yard championship to the mile freestyle that he had won the day before, winning by 12 seconds over [Frank Gailey], who earned his third silver medal of the Olympics. With Hungary's [Géza Kiss] finishing in third, this was one of the very few events at the 1904 Olympics in which the three medalists came from three different countries.