Michael Phelps Back in the Pool after His Retirement
Michael Phelps is really catching up what he left in the fatherhood. Phelps posted himself with his fiancée, Nicole Johnson and their baby Boomer Robert in Phelps natural habitat, a pool.
Michael Phelps who has retired from his Olympic career, captioned “There’s nothing like being back home!! Great way to spend my first day in retirement!!”
After his grueling 6 medal at the Rio Olympics, the 31-years-old Phelps told People about his retirement and the reason for that decision.
The Swim Star says, “It’s time for me to start the next chapter of my life and I’m looking forward to that now.”
“I have a beautiful fiancée, a beautiful baby boy [whom] I want to spend as much time with as I can,” he adds. “I’ve been able to accomplish everything I could ever dream of [with professional swimming], and it’s time to move on.”
Planning ahead to adding some sisters and brothers for Boomer, Michael Phelps said, “We’ve talked about more [children]. We don’t really know how many more we want.”
“I think we’re gonna have some fun with Boomer before we make that next choice of trying for another one.
“We would love a girl. Love, love, love a girl,” he adds. “We wanted a boy first, just in case we did have other children, [so] he could be the protector of his younger sibling or siblings.
“So we started off on a perfect note: We got a boy. We got a beautiful, healthy baby boy, and we’re looking to continue to grow our family.”
On Tuesday, Nicole Johnson shared a photo of Michael Phelps and Boomer on a plane in matching grey shirts. Johnson wrote, “So excited to spend a lil r&r with these 2!!”
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“He’s locking onto things and staring at things now, so you really do see him growing — not just physically growing, but you can tell he’s getting older. And it’s just a cool feeling watching him grow up,” he said.
Even though Michael Phelps has making his personal total higher than 90 countries with 28 medals he brought up, but he won’t push his son to be like him in the future.
“If he wants to get into swimming, that’s fine. If he doesn’t, I’m fine with that too,” Phelps says. “I was never pushed as a kid to put more time into the pool, or play other sports. My mom kinda let me make the call and choose what I was gonna do.
“And I think that’s something that’s helped me stay in this sport for so long and still be in love with the sport,” he admits.
“So hopefully we’ll be able to do that with Boomer, and hopefully he finds a sport or he finds something [else] that he loves, and he just goes for it.
But as a proud father he will be on every step Boomer has when his chooses his daddy path of success, “I’ll teach him. I’m gonna take him in the pool when I get home.”