Leslie Cliff (swimmer)

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Leslie Cliff
Personal information
Full nameLeslie G. Cliff
National teamCanada
Born (1955-03-11) March 11, 1955 (age 63)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
StrokesBackstroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley
ClubPacific Dolphins
College teamArizona State University

Leslie G. Cliff, OC (born March 11, 1955), later known by her married name Leslie Tindle, is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who participated in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

She competed at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games and won two gold medals at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.[1][2]

She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she attended York House School. As a 17-year-old, she won the silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.[1]

In 1971, Cliff was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[3] She was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1997.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame citation".
  2. ^ Profile at Sports Reference
  3. ^ "Order of Canada citation".
  4. ^ "Leslie Cliff Named an Honorary CA". Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.