Michael Phelps is already back in the swimming pool—but now he’s in no hurry to get from one end to the other.
After adding six more medals, five of them gold, in Rio to bring his career haul to 28, the most decorated Olympian ever was just enjoying retirement today with his family.
“There’s nothing like being back home!! Great way to spend my first day in retirement!! @boomerrphelps @nicole.m.johnson,” the 31-year-old captioned a sweet pic of himself and fiancée Nicole Johnson taking their 3-month-old son Boomer for a swim.
Hey, you can take the guy out of the pool but you can’t take the pool out of the backyard. #FamilyGoals, indeed.
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“Even though I’m done in the pool, I’m not 100 percent done,” the doting dad shared. “Being able to teach kids, not only water safety but healthy and active sports.”
And water safety starts at home! (Not to mention sun protection—how about that hat?!)
Phelps also weighed in on whether Boomer is going to follow in his footsteps, telling us, “He’s been in the pool a few times. He doesn’t like cold water, so I can definitely tell he’s related to me.”
He continued, “I warmed the outdoor pool for him a little bit and he’s fine. He’s always really good at bath time, he loves bath time. He’s always relaxed in the water, so he’ll be water-safe, I just don’t know if he’ll swim.”
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And although only time will tell whether Boomer decides to swim competitively, one thing is for sure. This baby likes the look of victory.
“There was one night [Boomer] was crying on FaceTime and I was kinda showing him a medal and he instantly stopped crying,” Michael explained. “I don’t know if it was something about the medal. I’ll see if that does the trick next time he starts shedding some tears.”
It’s all right, Boomer. As Dad proved, it’s OK to get a little emotional, even when you’re around gold medals.
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