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.