Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 440 yard freestyle

The men's 440 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time the event was held at the Olympics, and the only time yards were used instead of metres. The length, approximately 402 metres, was slightly longer than the 400 metres that would be used in every subsequent edition of the swimming programme.

Men's 440 yard freestyle
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 7
Competitors4 from 3 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Charles Daniels  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Francis Gailey  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Otto Wahle  Austria
(400 m) →

4 swimmers from 3 nations competed.



    Charles Daniels (USA) 6:16.2
    Francis Gailey (AUS) 6:22.0
    Otto Wahle (AUT) 6:39.0
4.   Leo Goodwin (USA)


  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 440 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.