Michael Phelps Spends His First Day of Retirement in the Pool With His Fiancee and Son: See Their Sweet Family Photo

michael phelps nicole johnsonMichael Phelps and Nicole Johnson pictured at Swimming Legends night at OMEGA House Rio 2016 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Michael Phelps is taking full advantage of his retirement from competitive swimming. The record-breaking Olympian – who won five gold medals and one silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio – is back in the water for some much-needed time with his family.

Just four days after his final race, the 31-year-old athlete posted a photo on Wednesday, August 17, of himself enjoying relaxing pool time with his beloved family back in the States.

In the adorable Instagram image, the proud dad holds his 3-month old son, Boomer. His beautiful wife, Nicole Johnson, joins her two main men for a relaxing dip in the water. “There’s nothing like being back home!!” Phelps captioned the family photo, which features baby Boomer donning a white sunhat. “Great way to spend my first day in retirement!! @boomerrphelps @nicole.m.johnson.”

Phelps had no shortage of support during his impressive run at this year’s Olympic Games, but his soon-to-be bride is undoubtedly his biggest fan. “So excited to spend a lil r&r with these 2!! @m_phelps00 @boomerrphelps #mymen,” Johnson, 31, captioned a photo of her fiance and son as the family of three traveled back home from Rio.

So excited to spend a lil r&r with these 2!! @m_phelps00 @boomerrphelps #mymen

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Now that Phelps is a retired man, he has plenty of time to focus on his upcoming wedding. He will marry Johnson later this year in a “small, intimate” wedding. However, after they make their union official, this dynamic duo is ready to party.

“We’re throwing a massive bash for everyone in the States,” Johnson revealed in a recent interview with Access Hollywood. “So we’re kind of getting things rolling. I’m kind of planning as we’ve been leading up to this. So I think I have the wedding in order and it’s on to the party for the fun.”

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Kelly Spears
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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'