A 10-year-old boy by the name of Clark Kent has beaten a 23-year-old record set by Olympic champion Michael Phelps.
Clark Kent Apuada, known to his friends as “Superman,” swims for the Monterey County Aquatic Team, and competed at the Far West International Championship in California last weekend, where he won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38.
That time saw him beat the world record set by Michael Phelps at the championship back in 1995 by more than one second… a record that had gone unbroken for 23 years.
“This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached,” Clark’s coach Dia Riana told CNN. “He’s always stood out, he’s just, he’s kind of a savant of sorts.”
“He does piano lessons, he does martial arts, and at school if there’s a computer class, coding, or STEM programs he’s always joining,” his father, Chris Apuada, said.
Clark told CNN, “I love swimming because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me and my parents are always there.”
“Dream big,” he said, “and always focus on your dreams and have fun.”