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.