He's following in his father's footsteps!
Arguably the most popular baby on Instagram (with over 769K followers), Boomer Phelps isn't shy about his posts supporting his water-loving dad, Michael Phelps — posting pics of being on the sidelines with his dad, learning to swim, and other adorable snaps of the family of three (side note: we're fully aware that he has a little help in pressing 'send' on these pics to the social media app, but it's kind of entertaining to imagine little baby fingers clicking 'post' on his photos). While his Olympic gold medalist dad has over 3.2 million Instagram followers, Booms is quite out-performing his 31-year-old mom, Nicole Johnson, on IG (the former beauty queen has a mere 469K in comparison). Either way, he's a pretty popular baby — so of course some snaps of his swimming excursions would be quite well-liked, literally.
This week, proud papa Phelps took his little man to the pool for a dip with his first swim coach — in order to get his 7-month-old used to the water. "Boomer is getting a little swim lesson while we're at home in Baltimore right now," Phelps shared in a Facebook Live video on Wednesday. "This is the pool I used to train in way back in the day, the pool I learned to swim in, and now Boomer is learning here too." He flipped the camera to reveal his wife, Nicole Johnson, who was holding Boomer in the pool and blowing bubbles in the water. So that's how young you need to start to become an Olympian.
Back in October 2016, Boomer's parents revealed to the world that they were married, having tied the knot on June 13 in a small and intimate wedding ceremony, before the family headed to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The pair said their vows in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with Peter Carlisle (the groom's close friend and agent) officiating.
"I've been married for a while," Phelps, 31, finally admitted during a Facebook Live video back in October. "A couple months," he shared. "I had to keep it a secret from y'all. I had to keep it hush-hush from you guys. But Nicole and I are married. We are officially married and now we are getting the chance to kind of kick it and hang out now." The newlyweds celebrated their married status with a second ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Entertainment Tonight. Since then, they've been enjoying time with their little cherub and basking in that 'Just Married' glow during the holidays.
See more for adorable photos of the newlyweds and their little fish-in-training!