Benedict was born in the United Kingdom, but was raised in Paget, Bermuda. Growing up, he attended Harrow School in London, England where he swam for Will Stokes and played rugby. In 2011 he helped his team’s 200 free relay to a national title for the English Schools Swimming Association and the same year was a part of the English Talent Squad’s London region. Benedict has continued his swimming career for the Blue Devils where he trains sprint free and breast.
Benedict was a part of Ealing Swimming Club in London where he was a three time United Kingdom Youth Championship qualifier.
Benedict’s freshman year at Duke, he competed in the Cavalier Invitational for his championship meet, where he had a best time in his 50 freestyle.
Benedict is majoring in The Classics at Duke, which focuses in ancient history studies.