Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

If the city of Paris win the right to bring back the Summer Olympic Games, then it will be interesting to see where they will stage the 10 km marathon swim.

One possibility is the urban beach that stretches one mile along the Seine in the heart of Paris, just steps from the Louvre.

During the 1900 Olympic Games, the muddied waters of the Seine hosted the swimming events. With the river current pushing them along, the swimming times were fast. John Arthur Jarvis, a renowned swimmer from Great Britain [shown on left] won the longest events, the 1 km and 4 km river swims.

Frederick Lane of Australia won the 200m freestyle and the 200m obstacle race. Ernst Hoppenberg of Germany won the 200m backstroke and 200m team race.

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