Lonely Planet Writer

Three-month-old Boomer Phelps makes a splash in Rio for his fashion choices

Swimming wunderkind Michael Phelps isn’t the only Phelps making a splash at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro; the American superstar’s 25 Olympic medals have nothing on the patriotic outfits being sported by his three-month-old son, Boomer.

Boomer and his ensemble that had the fashion pack very excited.
Boomer and his ensemble that had the fashion pack very excited. Image by Michael Sohn/AP

The adorable little tyke, the product of Phelps and fiancée Nicole Johnson, could be seen turning heads from the rafters in a dashing Team USA ensemble that included a pair of golden baby booties along with red, white and blue shorts and a white onesie featuring “Team Daddy” emblazoned across the front. The infant was so proud of his land-of-the-free funsuit he posted a pic to his own Instagram account, @boomerrphelps – a pretty impressive social media feat for a three-month-old (kids these days!).

Way to go daddy!!!! #usa #rio2016 #pantsonfleek

A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 10, 2016 at 5:27pm PDT

The outfit was merely the latest in a string of flamboyant wardrobe choices made by Boomer since the Olympic Games began, his keen sense of style previously leading him to sport flashy star-spangled diapers, red-striped baby bibs and t-shirts proclaiming “Gold Medal Athlete,” “Stars & Stripes” and “MP,” many of which originate  from his father’s premium swimwear brand, MP.

Time to wake up!!! Daddy is racing soon!!!

A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT

Johnson and Boomer were in the stands to watch Phelps gobble up even more gold, this time earning medals in both the 4×200 men’s relay and the men’s 200-metre butterfly.

Phelps’ 25 (and likely to grow) medal count has pretty much set in stone the swimmer as the greatest Olympian to ever live, which is great and all – a huge accomplishment, no doubt – but what the world really cares about at this point is, “What will Boomer wear for the qualifiers for the men’s 100-metre butterfly on Thursday and the men’s 200m individual medley on Friday ?”

Thanks for sharing your gold medal with me dad!!! I love you and can’t wait til I get to see you.

A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:49pm PDT

 The Phelps camp was keeping mum at time of writing on Boomer’s forthcoming fashion choices but rumours were swirling that his former beauty queen mom – no style slouch herself – would continue on throughout the Games as his personal catwalk muse.