Aw! Looks like we may have a little Olympian on our hands in Michael Phelps’ adorable son Boomer! After all, the little cutie may just be 8 weeks old, but he sure seemed to LOVE the water as he joined his daddy for his very first dip in the pool — SO precious!
Like father like son, Boomer Phelps, 8 weeks, is SUCH a natural in the water! But honestly, are we even surprised? His father, Michael Phelps, 31, is, after all, a legendary Olympic swimmer! And it looks like he’s teaching his son to follow in his footsteps. During Boomer’s first swim ever, he looked beyond adorable as his dad gently held him in the water — talk about family bonding at its finest!
“The little man loved the water today!! @boomerrphelps and I got some extra laps in today!! #mpswim,” the Olympic gold medalist captioned the sweet Instagram pic of him and his son enjoying some pool time together. Boomer, who went swimming for the first time on July 6, TOTALLY seemed to take to the water like a fish — just look at that adorable face!
But Michael wasn’t the only one who got to swim with the newborn, the whole day was actually a family affair as Michael’s fiancée, Nicole Johnson, 30, also posted a pool shot with their little one, writing, “@boomerrphelps and I #relax while daddy @m_phelps00 works.”
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The relaxing day even prompted a sweet family pic to be posted to Boomer’s own Instagram account where the caption confessed that Boomer “loved going in the pool” and “can’t wait to learn to swim.” And although it was Boomer’s first time in the water, we’re sure he’s already learned a lot from watching his famous dad dominate at work!
After all, in late June, Nicole and her son were in the audience cheering Michael on when he competed at the USA Swimming trials. It was there that he advanced to compete for the final qualifying round — looks like we know who Michael’s good luck charm is!
“For me to be able have the Olympics, a wedding, and having my firstborn be able to watch or be able to be there while I swim in my last Olympics is something that is absolutely special,” Michael told Today‘s Matt Lauer after qualifying. This certainly is a special year for the athlete and we wish him all the best in Rio!
How adorable is little Boomer in the water, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he’ll be a great swimmer one day like his dad?