Cecil Bush won the 1925 Ohio AAU 3-meter diving championship at Cleveland Yacht Club. He also was the 1934 champion in the Akron Swim and Diving Championships. He didn't win another title until 1979, when after years of instructing at the Barberton Natatorium, he returned to competition. That year, he won the 1-meter and 3-meter crowns for his age group (70-75) in the AAU Masters Diving Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For the next four years, Bush finished no lower than fifth in the National AAU Grand Masters (50-and-over) Championships. Bush retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1970 after 27 years as chief electrician. He died in 1987 at age 82.