Swimming
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Swimming pictogram
VenueSeine
Dates11–19 August
No. of events7
Competitors76 from 12 nations
← 1896
1904 →

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.[1] The games are referenced in Yann Martel's 2001 novel Life of Pi. As with the rowing events, swimming took place on the Seine between the Courbevoie Bridge and the Asnières Bridge.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain (GBR)2013
2 Australia (AUS)2002
 Germany (GER)2002
4 France (FRA)1225
5 Austria (AUT)0314
6 Hungary (HUN)0213
7 Denmark (DEN)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

Medal summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze
200 m freestyle
details
 Frederick Lane (AUS)  Zoltán Halmay (HUN)  Karl Ruberl (AUT)
1000 m freestyle
details
 John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)  Otto Wahle (AUT)  Zoltán Halmay (HUN)
4000 m freestyle
details
 John Arthur Jarvis (GBR)  Zoltán Halmay (HUN)  Louis Martin (FRA)
200 m backstroke
details
 Ernst Hoppenberg (GER)  Karl Ruberl (AUT)  Johannes Drost (NED)
200 m team swimming
details
 Germany (GER)[2]
Ernst Hoppenberg
Max Hainle
Ernst Lührsen
Gustav Lexau
Herbert von Petersdorff
 France (FRA)
Maurice Hochepied
Victor Hochepied
Joseph Bertrand
Verbecke
Victor Cadet
 France (FRA)
René Tartara
Louis Martin
Désiré Merchez
Georges Leuillieux
Philippe Houben[3]
200 m obstacle event
details
 Frederick Lane (AUS)  Otto Wahle (AUT)  Peter Kemp (GBR)
Underwater swimming
details
 Charles Devendeville (FRA)  André Six (FRA)  Peder Lykkeberg (DEN)

Participating nations

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

Notes

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Men's 200 metre team swimming". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  3. ^ Houben did not compete; however, he is listed in the IOC's medal database as part of the Neptune team.

References