The 31 -year-old, who reportedly only swam in the last Olympics of his career, is a 23 -time Olympic gold medalist, but it appears the only title he cares about now is the role of being a dad.
Unsurprisingly, Michael Phelps expended his first day of retirement in a pool you just cant keep this guy out of the water but he wasnt trying to win any gold medals; he was simply playing with his three-month-old son, Boomer.
Phelps posted a photo on Instagram of himself, Boomer and his fiance, Nicole Johnson, sharing the precious moment in the water.
The caption accompanying the above photo reads,
Theres nothing like being back home !! Great way to expend my first day in retirement !! @boomerrphelps @nicole. m.johnson
For those supposing Phelps may come out of retirement in four years to compete at the 2020 games in Tokyo, well, I wouldnt hold my breath. Speaking on his decision to walk away from competitive swimming for good, Phelps reportedly said,
Done, done, done and this time I mean it. I wanted to come back and finish my career how I wanted and this was the cherry on top of the cake.
Im done. Im finished. Im retired. Im done. No more.
I can guarantee one thing: With three-month-old Boomer running around, theres no way Michael Phelps going to get in retirement.Subscribe to Elite Dailys official newsletter, The Edge, for more narratives you dont want to miss .