Dickens grabs second Pan Am pool medal with relay team

Ancaster’s Scott Dickens picked up another Pan Am swimming medal. Dickens, who now trains at the University of British Columbia, picked a bronze medal when Canada’s men’s 4X100 medley relay placed third in 3:38.16, just 0.22 seconds off the Canadian record.

Ottawa’s Matthew Hawes, London’s Joe Bartoch, and Trenton’s Adam Sioui joined Dickens on the podium for the medal presentation.

“It was a great performance for our relay,” said Dickens. “Matt got us off to a great start and we built it from there and came pretty close to the Canadian record. Considering we didn’t have much practice time together I think we did well.”

The U.S., won the gold in a Games record 3:34.37 more than a second ahead of second place Brazil.

Dickens was the gold medalists in the 100m breaststroke event. Nineteen of the 32 Canadian swimming team members stepped on the podium this week and personal best times were lowered 43 times.