David Dickson

1941 –

David Dickson won three bronze medals as member of relay teams at Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964. He swam with some of the giants of Australian men’s swimming in Jon Henricks, John Devitt, Murray Rose, David Theile, Kevin Berry, Jon Konrads and Ian O’Brien. At Tokyo, he also made the semi-finals of the 100 metres freestyle and finished fourth with the 4 x 200 metres relay squad.

At the 1962 Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1966 Kingston British Commonwealth Games, he won four relay gold medals and two individual bronze medals, in the 110 yards freestyle. At Kingston, where he carried the national flag at the opening ceremony, he witnessed the emergence of another Australian swimming great in Michael Wenden. Dickson became a wonderful supporter of the Olympic Movement, particularly in the ACT.

Olympic Results

Tokyo 1964 - Summer Olympic Games

100m Freestyle - Men
Heat 55.1 2nd
Semi Final 54.9 4th
Final Placing 9 / 66
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat DOAK, P; DICKSON, D; RYAN, J; WINDLE, R 3:40.6 1
Final DOAK, P; DICKSON, D; RYAN, J; WINDLE, R 3:39.1 3  
Final Placing 3 / 13
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
Final REYNOLDS, P; O'BRIEN, I; BERRY, K; DICKSON, D 4:02.3 3  
Final Placing 3 / 14
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat Doak; Konrads; Ryan; Dickson 8:18.3 4th
Final Dickson; Wood; Doak; Windle 8:05.7 4th
Final Placing 4 / 15

Rome 1960 - Summer Olympic Games

4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
Heat DICKSON, D; RIGBY, J; WOOD, A; DEVITT, J 8:24.2 2nd
Final DICKSON, D; DEVITT, J; ROSE, M; KONRADS, J 8:13.8 3rd  
Final Placing 3 / 15