Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 50 yard freestyle relay

The men's 4 x 50 yard freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme.[1] It was the first time any relay event was held at the Olympics. It was the only time yards were used instead of metres, and the only time the 50 was used as a distance rather than the 100 or 200 metre legs that were common.

Men's 4×50 yard freestyle relay
at the Games of the III Olympiad
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 7
Competitors16 from 1 nation
 United States (USA)
Charles Daniels, Leo Goodwin, Louis Handley, Joe Ruddy
 United States (USA)
Hugo Goetz, David Hammond, Raymond Thorne, Bill Tuttle
 United States (USA)
Gwynne Evans, Bill Orthwein, Amedee Reyburn, Marquard Schwarz

4 teams of 4 swimmers each competed.



 Joe Ruddy, Leo Goodwin, Louis Handley, and Charles Daniels (USA)New York Athletic Club
 David Hammond, Bill Tuttle, Hugo Goetz, and Raymond Thorne (USA)Chicago Athletic Association
 Amedee Reyburn, Gwynne Evans, Marquard Schwarz, and Bill Orthwein (USA)Missouri Athletic Club
4. Edgar Adams, David Bratton, George van Cleaf, and David Hesser (USA)New York Athletic Club



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