Ten-year-old Clark Kent Apuada broke a 23-year-old swimming record set by Michael Phelps in 1995.
Clark, who swims for the Monterey County Aquatic Team, recently won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09:38 at the Far West International Championship in California on July 29.
Clark’s time was one second better than Phelps.
Clark’s coach Dia Riana told CNN:
This kid is unlike any other young man that I’ve ever coached. He’s always stood out, he’s just, he’s kind of a savant of sorts.
Clark’s father Chris Apuada added:
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 shared his philosophy with CNN:
I deal with it really well, I just have to balance. 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 and always focus on your dreams and have fun.
(Source: CNN, Photo Credit KION)