Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, DjurgÃ¥rden Bay, Stockholm
Date Started: July 8, 1912
Date Finished: July 12, 1912
This event appeared on the Olympic Program for one of only three times - 1904 (at 440 yards), 1912, and 1920. [Walter Bathe] (GER) won his second breaststroke gold medal, adding this to the title he had won at 200 metres two days earlier. Bathe took an early lead, being ahead by four metres at the first turn (100 metres), and led by 10 metres at the 250 metre mark. He won easily.