March 23, 2020
Benoît Huot started swimming at 8 years old and over the course of the last 2 decades became one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games.
A member of the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2018, he won 32 medals in six World Championships, lowering more than 60 world records in his category. His best Paralympic Games were in Athens in 2004 with five gold medals and one silver. He was named Team Canada’s flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony at the London 2012 Games in recognition of his achievements.
Benoit is always involved in various causes involving youth, healthy living, physical activity and sport. He is an ambassador for Right to Play and Jumpstart Foundation. In 2018, Benoît was Canada’s Assistant Chef de Mission at the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.
As a member of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Order of Quebec, his biggest dreams are to help our youth by inspiring them to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams. He does it well by sharing his passion for life.