Michael Phelps announces birth of second son (and posts a picture)

Kevin Kaduk
Yahoo Sports

It might be winter, but it wouldn’t be an Olympics without Michael Phelps making news.

And this is the best kind of news.

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The gold-medal legend announced on Tuesday that his wife Nicole Johnson Phelps had given birth to the couple’s second son, Beckett Richard Phelps.

The couple’s first son Boomer was born in May 2016 and was one of the stars of the 2016 Rio Games as his dad added five golds and one silver to his record career haul of 28 medals.

Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson (Reuters)
Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson (Reuters)

Phelps posted a picture of his wife and two #babysharks on Instagram …


… while Nicole posted a picture that got the proud papa in the frame:


Phelps is supposedly retired from swimming, which means Beckett may be a day late and a dollar short when it comes to seeing his dad dominate swimming.

Of course, it’ll be fascinating to see if either boy takes to the water as easily as their dad did. Now that there’s two of them, there’s more than enough to hold a race.

Happy swimming, Phelps family.

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