Clark Kent Apuada is also known as 'Superman'

A 10-year-old Filipino American boy has just broken Olympian Michael Phelps’ 100-meter butterfly record.

As reported by Gulf News, 10-year-old Clark Kent Apuada has beaten Michael Phelps’ record in the 100-meter butterfly.

Apuada, also known as ‘Superman’, broke the record at the Far Western Swimming Championship in California.

The fifth grade Filipino American swam the 100-meter butterfly in just 1:09:38. Phelps set the record at the same competition in 1995 with a time of 1:10:48.

Apuada had been dreaming of accomplishing the record since he started swimming at the age of seven.

His mother said that her husband’s favourite superhero is Superman so they named their child ‘Clark Kent’.

Apuada trains daily and wants to compete in the Olympics when he is older. “Never give up on your dreams. Never,” is his mantra.

Phelps himself congratulated the young swimmer on Twitter, writing, “Big congrats to for smashing that meet record!!! Keep it up dude !!