Clark Kent, also dubbed as “Superman,” is a 10-year-old swimmer who recently beat Michael Phelps’ 23-year-old record in the Far West International Championship in California.
Competing for Monterey County Aquatic Team under the category 100-meter freestyle, the young achiever clocked in at 1:09.38 which is but a second faster than the 1:10.48 set by Michael Phelps in 1995. In competitions, a second is a lot.
In an interview with CNN, the boy wonder shares his motivations for swimming. “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,” he said.
On top of that, Clark isn’t only a swimmer. According to his dad, the boy also does piano, martial arts, and coding.
In more common instances, it’s hard to take serious advice from 10-year-old kids. In Clark Kent’s case, who is breaking records and making rounds at such an early age, all we can do is listen. “Dream big and always focus on your dreams and have fun,” he quoted.