Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 yard freestyle
The men's 50 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the short-distance event was held at the Olympics, and the only time the distance of 50 yards was used. Subsequent editions of the programme would use a distance of 50 metres, though the short sprint would not reappear until the 1988 Summer Olympics.
|Men's 50 yard freestyle|
at the Games of the III Olympiad
|Competitors||9 from 2 nations|
|Swimming at the|
1904 Summer Olympics
9 swimmers from 2 nations competed.
The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final. The results of the non-advancing swimmers are unclear, but David Hammond, Edwin Swatek and Bill Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.
- "Swimming at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's 50 yard Freestyle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 27 August 2016.