Official – National Team
About Barb Bush
1990 Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist on the 3m springboard, Barb Bush was a ten-time National Champion who trained with the Pointe Claire and ESP Diving Clubs. She represented her country at the Can–Am-Mex, numerous Grand Prix events, World Championships and the 1988 Olympic Games where she finished in tenth place. She earned the Beverly Boys High Point Award and has been recognized with the Strathcona Award of Excellence in Sports, the Alberta Achievement Award for Performance in Sport, and the Edmonton YWCA Tribute to Women Award.
After retiring from competition in 1991, Barb began officiating and has brought her skills to Grand Prix and World Series events, the 2015 and 2019 Pan American Games, the 2018 Commonwealth Games, all while continuing to be involved at the provincial and national levels. She was honored for her work as an official when presented with the John Dickinson award.
Barb has a BA in Psychology and continues her studies in accounting while serving as the Executive Director of the Alberta Diving Association. Never one to sit still, Barb also gives back to the diving community by serving as a Coach Educator for the Instructor Beginner and Competition-Introduction NCCP clinics and is herself a Comp-Dev certified coach. She is a certified yoga instructor who brings her skills to athletes of various disciplines, all while volunteering for the Center for Autism Services Edmonton. As a valuable mentor to other officials on the National roster, she is known for her sense of humour while encouraging everyone to enjoy the sport.