Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested. Only American contestants participated; three teams of 7 players each entered. Water polo is mentioned in the games reports for the 1904 Summer Olympics, but currently water polo event is not included in the IOC's medal database for 1904 Olympics, and currently IOC consider water polo event as part of unofficial programme in 1904. The event took place in a pond in Forest Park, the location of both the Olympics and the World's Fair.[1]

Men's water polo
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Water polo game during 1904 Summer Olympics.
VenueForest Park
DateSeptember 5 (semifinal)
September 6 (final)
Competitors21 from 1 nation
New York Athletic Club
 United States
Chicago Athletic Association
 United States
Missouri Athletic Club
 United States

Medal summary

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
New York Athletic Club
David Bratton
George Van Cleaf
Leo Goodwin
Louis Handley
David Hesser
Joe Ruddy
James Steen
 United States (USA)
Chicago Athletic Association
Rex Beach
Jerome Steever
Edwin Swatek
Charles Healy
Frank Kehoe
David Hammond
Bill Tuttle
 United States (USA)
Missouri Athletic Club
John Meyers
Manfred Toeppen
Gwynne Evans
Amedee Reyburn
Frank Schreiner
Augustus Goessling
Bill Orthwein


  1. "Water Polo at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
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