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In the first four Olympics, swimming competitions were not held in pools, but in open water (1896– the Mediterranean Sea , 1900– the Seine river, 1904– an artificial lake, 1906– the Mediterranean Sea). The 1904 Olympics freestyle race was the only one ever measured at 100 yards, instead of the usual 100 meters. A 100-meter pool was built for the 1908 Olympics and sat in the center of the main stadium's track and field oval. The 1912 Olympics , held in the Stockholm harbor, marked the beginning of electronic timing.
Freestyle music developed in the early 1980s, primarily in the Latin communities of Upper Manhattan and The Bronx and the Italian-American communities in Brooklyn , The Bronx, and other boroughs of New York City, later spreading throughout New York's five boroughs and into New Jersey . It initially was a fusion of synthetic instrumentation and syncopated percussion of 1980s electro , as favored by fans of breakdancing . Sampling , as found in synth-pop music and hip hop, was incorporated. Key influences include Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force 's " Planet Rock " (1982) and Shannon's " Let the Music Play ", the latter of which was a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit as early as 1984.  By 1987, freestyle began getting more airplay on US pop radio stations. Songs such as " Come Go with Me " by Exposé , " Show Me " by the Cover Girls , Company B 's " Fascinated ", "Silent Morning" by Noel and "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" by Pretty Poison brought freestyle into the mainstream. House music , based partly on disco rhythms, was by 1992 challenging the relatively upbeat, syncopated freestyle sound.  [ citation needed ] Pitchfork consider the Miami Mix of ABC 's single " When Smokey Sings " to be proto-freestyle.