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
Format: Final only.
The plunge for distance was an unusual event, but was a common one in that era. It was based on the distance the athlete achieved with no attempt to propel himself after entering the water. There were five competitors, all American. Bill Dickey won the event easily with a distance of 62 feet 6 inches. The American record holder, Charles Pyrah, was far off form and finished fifth and last.