OMG — could Michael Phelps be coming out of retirement? The champion swimmer revealed in an April 19 interview that he’s been loving fatherhood and his time away from the water, but he also admitted that he might just ‘have that itch’ again! Here’s what he had to say.
Michael Phelps, 31, has confessed that returning to the pool isn’t totally out of the question! “The true test will be, if I do end up going over to the [world championships in Budapest] this summer, do I have that itch again?” the Olympian told Daily Mail in a new interview. Ooh!
It’s worth noting that Michael went to the 2013 championships in Barcelona, Spain after retiring in 2012…and subsequently went back to the Olympics, as we know. “I was just like, ‘This is a joke. How can these guys be swimming this slow?” the swimmer remembered. “We’ll see if I get that itch again,” he added. History does tend to repeat itself!
Of course, it’ll be hard for Michael to give up quality time with his wife Nicole and son Boomer, who’s about to turn 1. Aww!
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“I’m having so many amazing experience, so many cool experiences, with my family,” Michael shared in the interview. “I don’t see myself making a comeback. I have no desire right now to do it. I’m in the second chapter of my life. I have a lot of things I now want to accomplish. I’m realizing that more and more. This is a really cool opportunity for me to do some things I was not able to do when I was swimming.” Yeah, we’ll see…
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