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Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics


Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Swimming at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Sample picture of the event (unofficial)
200 m   men  
1000 m men
4000 m men
200 m men
200 m team men
200 m obstacle men
Underwater men

At the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, seven swimming events were contested. Only men competed in the swimming competition. There was a total of 76 participants from 12 countries competing.


  • Medal table 1
  • Medal summary 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 1 3
2  Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2
 Germany (GER) 2 0 0 2
4  France (FRA) 1 2 2 5
5  Austria (AUT) 0 3 1 4
6  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 1 3
7  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 m freestyle
 Frederick Lane
Australia (AUS)
 Zoltán Halmay
Hungary (HUN)
 Karl Ruberl
Austria (AUT)
1000 m freestyle
 John Arthur Jarvis
Great Britain (GBR)
 Otto Wahle
Austria (AUT)
 Zoltán Halmay
Hungary (HUN)
4000 m freestyle
 John Arthur Jarvis
Great Britain (GBR)
 Zoltán Halmay
Hungary (HUN)
 Louis Martin
France (FRA)
200 m backstroke
 Ernst Hoppenberg
Germany (GER)
 Karl Ruberl
Austria (AUT)
 Johannes Drost
Netherlands (NED)
200 m team swimming
 Germany (GER)[1]
Ernst Hoppenberg
Max Hainle
Julius Frey
Max Schöne
Herbert von Petersdorff
 France (FRA)
Tritons Lillois
Maurice Hochepied
Victor Hochepied
J. Bertrand
Victor Cadet
 France (FRA)
Pupilles de Neptune de Lille
René Tartara
Louis Martin
Désiré Merchez
Georges Leuillieux
200 m obstacle event
 Frederick Lane
Australia (AUS)
 Otto Wahle
Austria (AUT)
 Peter Kemp
Great Britain (GBR)
Underwater swimming
 Charles Devendeville
France (FRA)
 André Six
France (FRA)
 Peder Lykkeberg
Denmark (DEN)

Participating nations

A total of 76 swimmers from 12 nations competed at the Paris Games:


  1. ^ This is the roster of the German team as given by the International Olympic Committee database. Mallon notes that Petersdorff did not actually compete. He also claims that contemporary sources support a 4-person roster including Hoppenberg, Hainle, Gustav Lexau, and Ernest Luhrsen; Frey and Schöne are not included in either Mallon or de Wael's list of competitors in the event.
  2. ^ Houben did not actually compete; however, he is listed in the IOC's medal database as part of the Neptune team.


  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001-06-07). "Swimming 1900". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  • Mallon, Bill (December 1997). The 1900 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.  
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