10-Year-Old Clark Kent Break Olympian Michael Phelps’ Swimming Record
Look out Henry Cavill, there might be a new Superman in town. Clark Kent is a ten-year-old young swimmer who just beat Michael Phelps’s 23 year old swimming record. Clark Kent Apuada participated in the Far West International Championship with the Monterey County Aquatic Team in California and won the 100-meter butterfly with a record-breaking time of 1:09:38.
Olympian Phelps had set a record in 1995 but the aptly named “Superman” kid just broke it. The young legend has only been competitively swimming for four years now. He was nicknamed “Superman” because not only does he have the same name as the superhero but also because he’s quite the little prodigy.
“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,” Clark Kent’s father, Chris Apuada said. His coach Dia Riana said, “This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached”.
When asked about how he does it, the young star only had this to say: “dream big, and always focus on your dreams and have fun.”