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Benedict Parfit
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Benedict Parfit 1319837
Position: Sprint Free/Breast
Year: Junior
City/State: Paget, Bermuda
High School: Harrow School [London]

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015)

2014-15: Won the 50 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational to close his sophomore campaign … Mark of 20.49 in the event ranked 10th on Duke’s all-time performance list … Earned another personal record in the 100 freestyle at the same meet … Led off the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2013-14: Ended the season with a best time of 20.87 in the 50 freestyle at the Cavalier Invitational ... Reached the 50 freestyle finals at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Also posted a personal-best 1:47.70 in the 200 freestyle at Nike Cup ... Competed on the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay squad.

Prior to Duke: Swam for Will Stokes at the Harrow School in London … Three-time UK National Youth Championship qualifier … Guided his squad’s 200-meter freestyle relay to the English Schools Swimming Association national title in 2011 … Member of the Bermuda National Swim Team … Selected to the English Talent Squad’s London region in 2011 … Three-time team captain … Member of the Ealing Swimming Club in London … Also lettered in rugby … Completed Bronze and Silver levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Personal: Born Benedict George John Parfit on Nov. 13, 1994 in the United Kingdom … Son of Jeremy and Helen Parfit … Has one brother, Christian.


Parfit Career Bests:

50 Free 20.49 10th all-time at Duke
100 Free 45.39  
100 Breast 1:00.30  
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