Watch Boomer Phelps’ Adorable Swim Lesson

Just when we all thought Boomer Phelps, son of 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, couldn’t get any cuter, the GOAT posts an adorable video of the kiddo’s recent swim lesson. While Phelps and now-wife Nicole (nee Johnson) are spending time in Baltimore for the Thanksgiving holiday, the family paid a visit to Miss Cathy Lears Bennett, the same swim instructor under whom Daddy Phelps first learned to paddle around. Listen as Phelps compares son Boomer’s lesson experience to his own early aquatic adventures.

In the video, Boomer goes through a range of emotions, from timidity to a cracking a little smile, to clinging on to Daddy’s beard for dear life. He travels from Mom’s arms to Miss Cathy’s to Dad’s, gaining a little aquatic comfort all the while.

While watching, Phelps comments on Boomer’s overall aquatic progress, as well as provides updates on his own retirement swim life. He says he swam about 2500 yards today for a ‘short practice.’ Phelps also comments on his favorite football team’s win (Ravens), as well as his former training grounds’ loss (Michigan), while wishing his fan base a happy holiday season.

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What an absolutely beautiful child! I loved that video, thanks for posting it, Swimswam!

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That would be cool if Phelps gained 300 lbs like Thorpe did after his career


Clloser to 30 but he wasn’t happy & these things tend to find a way to manifest . At least circumstances are that he will not be foistering offspring upon us for some time due to the complicared arrangements necessary . I guess we’ll never hear the end of it then but we’re enjoying the general Ian Free break now he has moved to Paris .


Really? This is an unnecessarily negative comment (on this story of all places), and a low blow to someone gay and that has suffered depression accordingly. Get a swim in, maybe you can find some nice things to say about someone.


And the fat shaming of the previous poster wasn’t ? Sweetie we’ve known Ian was gay since 99 & it never dented his value as a swimmer or a person . It was his own turmoil that sent him to the depths .if you read any media or comments – not all were supportive of his comeback but all were supportive for his breakdown .

Gay is not the problem but Ian’s thinking we need more of him is .. I wish him well in his Private life .I dread the rumoured anti bullying tv show .


This was great to see. He’s adorable! And Boomer is cute too! 😉 It is going to be so fun to watch him learn to swim. Thanks for sharing!

About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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