Michael Phelps broadcasts with baby Boomer for Father's Day
Michael Phelps spent his "awesome" first Father's Day sleeping in, preparing for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, playing with his dogs and chilling out with his newborn son, Boomer, during a live chat broadcast from his Facebook page. Fiancee Nicole Johnson dropped off a present for Phelps mid-broadcast, but he didn't open it live.
Phelps noted that Boomer was "a little fussy this morning" because of some gas problems in his tummy lately. He's grown a lot, according to the new dad, in his first six weeks of life.
Phelps' sister Whitney visited and said hello during the broadcast, and her visit for the weekend allowed for Phelps and Johnson to go on their first date night since the birth of their son. Housemate Allison Schmitt was planning on making brunch for the growing family, and the pair's longtime coach "Grandpa" Bob Bowman was planinng a visit.
You can watch the entire broadcast below:
Phelps added that he leaves for Olympic Trials (June 26 to July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska) later this week, but hasn't figured out yet if he will be swimming the 200m freestyle (in question after a disappointing finish at his most recent meet in Atlanta). He also swore off the 400m individual medley for Trials (again), saying that he'd leave that race to training partner Chase Kalisz. Phelps, who won gold in the event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, turns 31 years old halfway through Trials.
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