Lesley Bush

Lesley Leigh Bush (born September 17, 1947) is an American diver and Olympic champion. She represented the US at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where she received a gold medal in Platform Diving.[1] Lesley performed with the 1968 Olympic diving team as well.

Lesley Bush
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A resident of Princeton, New Jersey, Bush attended Princeton High School, which didn't have any diving facilities.[2]

Bush was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1986. She received a Silver Anniversary Award from the National Collegiate Athletic Association as part of the Class of 1995.[3]

Bush was married to Olympic swimmer Charles Hickcox, but is divorced. She is the sister of 1972 Olympic diver David Bush. She was later married to fellow high school teacher, David Makepeace, while living in the Florida Keys during the 80's. She was then teaching high school biology class at Coral Shores High School on Plantation Key.

Now retired, she was recently a science teacher at Thomas R. Grover Middle School in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Diving" Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)
  2. ^ Moylan, Kyle. " Princeton Olympian Lesley Bush Dives into HistoryBush, a 1964 gold medalist in diving, was honored by Lakewood Blueclaws this week.", Princeton Patch, June 16, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2017. "As a 16-year-old girl growing up and attending Princeton High School in the winter of 1964, Lesley Bush wasn't sure how many people knew her in her own hometown."
  3. ^ News, Deseret (1995-01-07). "SPORTS BRIEFS". Deseret News. Retrieved 2020-01-11.

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