Team USA bound. Just 1-month-old, Michael Phelps’ son, Boomer, went swimming for the first time on Wednesday, July 6, and it was all adorably documented on Instagram.
“I loved going in the pool today with @nicole.m.johnson (mommy) and @m_phelps00 (daddy) today! Can’t wait til I get to learn to swim from daddy and @coach_bowman!,” the little guy’s Instagram read alongside a sweet family photo of Boomer in the water with Phelps and his fiancée, Nicole Johnson. Coach Bowman is, of course, Phelps’ trainer Bob Bowman.
“The little man loved the water today!! @boomerrphelps and I got some extra laps in today!! #mpswim,” the Olympic gold medalist added alongside another photo of his son in the pool on his own Instagram account.
During an interview with Us Weekly in November, Phelps told Us he’ll make sure Boomer is capable of following in his famous footsteps should he choose.
“He’s definitely going to be water safe, that’s for sure!” the athlete told Us. “If he wants to swim, I’ll let him. But I’m not pushing him. Everyone’s been commenting like, ‘I guess he’ll be in the Olympics in 2032, but no … if he wants to swim, he’ll swim.”
Johnson, 30, and Phelps, 31, welcomed their son on May 5. The little guy made headlines after he cheered on his dad at the swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 28, where Phelps made history as the first U.S. male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics. Boomer looked too cute for words in a teeny white T-shirt that read “Team Daddy.”
The Rio Olympics begin August 5 and will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. The Rio Paralympics begin September 7 and will be streamed live on TeamUSA.org.
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