Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's underwater swimming

The men's underwater swimming was an event on the Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics schedule in Paris. The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held. It was held on 12 August 1900. 14 swimmers from 4 nations competed.[1] It was not featured at later Olympic games because of lack of spectator appeal.[2][3]

Men's underwater swimming
at the Games of the II Olympiad
VenueRiver Seine
DateAugust 12
Competitors14 from 4 nations
Charles Devendeville
André Six
Peder Lykkeberg


The score was given by adding one point for each second and two points for each metre swum underwater.[4]

1 Charles Devendeville (FRA)68.460.00188.4
2 André Six (FRA)65.460.00185.4
3 Peder Lykkeberg (DEN)90.028.50147.0
4 de Romand (FRA)50.247.50145.2
5 Tisserand (FRA)48.030.75109.5
6 Hans Aniol (GER)30.036.95103.9
7 Menault (FRA)38.432.50103.4
8 Louis Marc (FRA)32.034.00100.0
9 Paul Peyrusson (FRA)29.631.0091.6
10 Kaisermann (FRA)56.816.1088.8
11 Leclerq (FRA)28.030.0088.0
12 Chevrand (FRA)32.020.0072.0
13 Alois Anderlé (AUT)22.423.5069.4
14 Eucher (FRA)23.021.5066.0


  1. "Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's Underwater Swimming". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. "1900 Olympics Paris, France Swimming" Archived 26 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 29, 2013)
  3. Mallon, Bill; Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement (4 ed.). Plymouth (UK): Scarecrow Press. p. 362. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 428. ISBN 0140066322.
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