Phelps Baby No. 3: Michael and Nicole Welcome 3rd Son, Maverick

Torrey Hart
by Torrey Hart 31

September 11th, 2019 National, News

Nicole Phelps, the wife of the most-decorated Olympic swimmer in history Michael Phelps, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Monday, September 9th, the couple announced on Instagram Wednesday.

The baby’s name is Maverick Nicolas Phelps, and he joins brothers Boomer and Beckett.

Though he doesn’t have any posts yet, you can already follow the baby on Instagram @mavericknphelps. Boomer, 3, has nearly 700,000 followers on his account, @boomerrphelps; Beckett, 20 months, has almost 70,000 followers on his (@beckettrphelps).

While Boomer’s middle name came from Phelps’ longtime coach, Robert “Bob” Bowman, and Beckett’s middle name, Richard, is Nicole’s dad’s name. Nicolas is presumably a nod to Nicole.

Phelps has won more Olympic medals and gold medals than any athlete in any sport in history, with 23 gold and 28 total medals. His wife Nicole, formerly Johnson, was Miss California USA 2010.

Their youngest son is close in age to both Ryan Lochte’s second child, daughter Liv (born in June), and Cullen Jones’ first child, son Ayven (born in July).

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Next child HAS to be named “Goose” or “Iceman”

sane swim parent

Best comment on the web today! Thanks for the laugh.

Brian M

Nah, 4th child should be callsign Viper. The 4th is always a hellion. I know from personal experience.


“‘Maverick’ did your parents not like you…”

Bobo Gigi

1-2-3 in the men’s 200 fly at 2040 olympic games.


Phelps’ news got BOBO back in action! 🙂


indeed – MP is his most revered Legend in swimming


one of them is gonna have to swim international then


I’m ready for the 4×100 Phelps medley relay


Like Cody, they would take too many dolphin kicks on the breast leg….


nothing to do with the medley comment ….come again ?

About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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