UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL — Superman may actually exist.
A 10-year-old swimmer in the U.S. named Clark Kent Apuada is making huge waves in the water — and living up to his nickname.
[Kent]: “If I’m Superman in the water, then I’m heroic in the water. I feel like I’m flying.”
The Filipino-American boy flew full-speed ahead this past weekend as he beat a record set by multiple Olympic champion Michael Phelps in the same 10-and-under age group.
Apuada beat Phelp’s 1995 record in the 100-meter butterfly by a little more than a full second.
Phelps praised the young swimmer on Twitter, saying “Big congrats to #clarkkent for smashing that meet record!!! Keep it up dude!! #dreambig”
The boy has his sights set on competing in the Olympics, and with a name like Clark Kent, it’s no surprise this “superhero” is soaring to the top.