‘I just wanted to be in the ocean’: How a 4-year-old boy became the first to swim to the South Pole
In his hometown of Hanoi, Vietnam, a 4 and a half-year old boy became a swimmer when he joined the country’s first “water tube” swimming team.
On Saturday, the boy became just the second child to swim solo to the world’s largest body of water, which sits about 6,000 miles (10,000 kilometers) from Hawaii.
He made it on to the top of the water at 4:40 p.m. local time (2:40 a.m., EDT) Saturday, and his father, Nguyen Van Thieu, said he was “shocked” by the boy’s achievement.
“It was very hard to watch,” Nguyen said.
“When I first saw him, he looked like he was about to drown.
It was amazing to watch.” “
It was a very difficult journey for me, and it was the first time in my life that I really experienced the sensation of the sea.
It was amazing to watch.”
Nguyen said he first met the boy at a birthday party a few years ago.
“I was so happy to meet him and introduce him to the water,” he said.
He and his wife had just been invited to a birthday dinner, and the family had been spending time in Hano.
Nguyen said that as the family watched the boy swim, he said, “I feel so happy.”
“I am so happy that he is doing well,” he added.
The boy is from Hoa Trang province, in central Vietnam, and was born in January.
After a year of training, he became the team’s swimmer and then became the leader of the group when he was 5.
The team is now based in Hao province.
“We started swimming as a family, and my brother was one of the first members of the team,” Nguyen explained.
“Now that he has a family of his own, I know that he will always be our swimmer.”
The boy was in a swimsuit and was wearing a mask when he reached the water’s edge, and he was able to make it to the surface before the waves became too strong to swim.
“He has a very strong sense of the ocean and it is amazing to see him doing that,” Nguyen added.
“My heart is full of happiness for him.”
While the family of a child is able to see the child’s success and happiness, Nguyen said his wife, Tranh Tran, was “totally shocked” by how he accomplished the feat.
“She is very happy,” Nguyen joked.
Nguyen, who is also a professor at the University of Hawaii, said that the boy has always wanted to swim, and after watching him do so many different things in his life, he wanted to become a diver himself. “
This is our son.”
Nguyen, who is also a professor at the University of Hawaii, said that the boy has always wanted to swim, and after watching him do so many different things in his life, he wanted to become a diver himself.
“After watching him swim, I was really surprised,” he told ABC News.
He added, “He is not an athlete, but he is a swimer and a team leader and has done very well.” “
And he has been a diver all his life.”
He added, “He is not an athlete, but he is a swimer and a team leader and has done very well.”
The family plans to send a video to the boy after he becomes a swimminister.
“They are very proud of him,” Nguyen recalled.
“But this is the first family in Vietnam to do this.”
Nguyen told ABC that he hopes the boy will continue to improve and that “I would love for him to do well.”