Mayer was a member of the Austrian swimming team at the 1906 "Intercalated Games" held in Athens to renew interest in the Olympic Games. Although considered "unofficial," the Games attracted 900 athletes from 20 countries, including for the first time, an official U.S. team picked by the USOC. Mayer finished eighth in the 1500-meter freestyle (34:41.0), and was a member of Austria's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team.
In 1903, Mayer was the Austrian National champion in the 100-meter freestyle (1:14.8), the 200-meter freestyle (2:46.0), and the 500-meter freestyle (8:10.8).
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