Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 1000 metre freestyle

The men's 1000 metre freestyle was an event on the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. It was the middle length of the three freestyle events. It was held on 11 August and 12 August 1900. 16 swimmers from 6 nations competed.[1]

Men's 1000 metre freestyle
at the Games of the II Olympiad
VenueRiver Seine
DatesAugust 11 (semifinals)
August 12 (final)
Competitors16 from 6 nations
John Arthur Jarvis
 Great Britain
Otto Wahle
Zoltán Halmay



In the first round, there were four semifinals. The winner of each semifinal advanced to the final, as did the six fastest losers from across all the semifinals. The semifinals were held on 11 August.

Semifinal 1

1 John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)14:28.6
2 Maurice Hochepied (FRA)17:13.2
3 Erik Eriksson (SWE)17:41.2
4 Fumouze (FRA)18:00.0

Semifinal 2

1 Verbecke (FRA)17:18.0
2 Lué (FRA)24:15.0
3 Lapostolet (FRA)25:52.0
DNF Souchu (FRA)-

Semifinal 3

1 Zoltán Halmay (HUN)14:52.0
2 Otto Wahle (AUT)15:27.0
3 Georges Leuillieux (FRA)17:09.6
4 Désiré Mérchez (FRA)18:17.2

Semifinal 4

1 Max Hainle (GER)15:54.0
2 Thomas Burgess (GBR)16:54.0
3 Louis Martin (FRA)16:58.0
4 Texier (FRA)21:33.0


The final was held on 12 August. Jarvis won easily, more than a minute ahead of Wahle.

1 John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)13:40.2
2 Otto Wahle (AUT)14:43.6
3 Zoltán Halmay (HUN)15:16.4
4 Max Hainle (GER)15:22.6
5 Louis Martin (FRA)16:30.4
6 Georges Leuillieux (FRA)16:53.2
7 Maurice Hochepied (FRA)16:53.4
8 Verbecke (FRA)17:13.8
9 Erik Eriksson (SWE)17:50.0
 Thomas Burgess (GBR)DNF


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