#TeamDaddy! Michael Phelps’ Son Cracks a Smile as Swimmer Advances in USA Trials

06/29/2016 at 11:45 AM ET

Michael Phelps had a special supporter in the stands on Tuesday as he dominated at the USA Swimming trials — his son, Boomer Robert.

Phelps’ fiancée Nicole Johnson held the 7-week-old in her arms as Phelps focused on the 200-meter butterfly — and advanced to compete for a spot on the Olympic team in the event.

“#Teamdaddy all day err day!! We LOVE you @m_phelps00 and we’re cheering super loud for you!!” Johnson captioned an Instagram photo of the infant wearing a onesie with the words “team daddy” on it.

Michael Phelps son Boomer Olympic trials
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Another photo of Johnson with Boomer was uploaded to the infant’s own Instagram earlier in the day. The caption read: “Mom and I are excited to go watch dad tonight!!”

Michael Phelps son Boomer Olympic trials
Mark J. Terrill/AP

The couple welcomed their first child on May 5, and Boomer made his debut in a sweet Instagram photo of the family in the hospital shortly after the birth.

“Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world!!! Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm !!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!” Phelps captioned the photo.

Mom and I are excited to go watch dad tonight!!

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The two, both 30, announced the pregnancy in November and celebrated the upcoming birth with a cowboy-themed baby shower in March.

Phelps and the former Miss California have been dating on and off since 2007. The two split in 2011, but rekindled their romance in 2014 and became engaged in February.

— Char Adams

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reagan on

I thought he retired after the last Olympics?

Jae on

I can’t believe they saddled the poor kid with the GIVEN name of Boomer. I mean, Boomer, really????

cds on

That baby is so adorable!

Gail on

I did too, though he was done with competitive swimming. Seems like these Olympics just aren’t worth the possible health risks. So many athletes dropping out, and understandably so.

Poppy on

Excuse me, the “infant’s Instagram”?? WTF?

Boomer's momma on

Adorable! He has the same name as my dog too!

Vanessa on

Yay these are cute pictures.

Tee on

That is one seriously adorable little boy! I love the sweet onesie he’s wearing to support his Daddy’s next Olympic run! And he seems to have great head control for his age, based on that first picture! Also love seeing his Momma wearing him in a ring sling! Sweet pictures, congratulations to them!

blessedwithboys on

I love to see babywearing but I hate to see it being done wrong!

I hope she gets some help otherwise it could be dangerous. Boomer looks like he’s about to fall out. But done correctly, babywearing is completely safe and healthy!

Qunny on

Um I thought Boomer is the middle name LOL

Ovall on

He is just adorable.

Ashley on

He is named Boomer after Michael’s swimming coach. I think it’s sweet.

Laura on

Not a fan of name, adorable picture though.

Daniel O'Neill on

A baby should not be at the Olympics,he should be home sleeping.It’s not right to use children as props,for cheap photo ops,Ala Angelina Jolie.

felixmateer on

Good post