Member of the Order of Canada, Benoît Huot C.M., was born with a disability in his right leg commonly known as clubfoot. It never slowed him in everyday life and even started swimming at the age of 8 years. He became, in the last 20 years, one of Canada's most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games.
He is an active member of the Canadian national swim team since 1998, he has won 32 medals in six World Championships, lowering more than 60 world records in his category.
Ben is always very involved in various causes involving youth, physical activity, accessibility, inclusion and sport. He is an ambassador for Right to Play Foundation. His biggest dreams are now to help the next generation, to inspire others to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams, which he does well by sharing his passion for life.