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.