Lesley Bush

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Lesley Bush
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Lesley Leigh Bush (born September 17, 1947) is an American diver and Olympic champion. She represented the USA 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.

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.

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.


  1. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Diving" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)

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