Michael Phelps' son Boomer has a precious swimming lesson: 'He really does go to a happy place'

A trip down Memory Lap Lane! Michael Phelps visited Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Nicole Johnson, and their baby son, Boomer, for the Thanksgiving holiday, and on Monday he took his almost 7-month-old to the pool where he learned to swim.

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With the help of the same instructor who first put the Olympian in the water, the happy family tried to coax some enthusiasm out of the cautious infant during one of his first swim lessons.

Boomer mostly clung to his dad's beard, holding tight to him.

"He doesn't want to get wet. He doesn't want his face to go under," Phelps narrated, and once the little tot started to doze off, he added, "I guess he really does go to a happy place, just like Daddy when he's in the pool."

As the Facebook video progressed, Boomer seemed more comfortable in the water, even getting safely dunked underwater with minimal upset.

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As my very first Mothers Day winds down I could not be more thankful for my lil family (just missing Ms Juno & Legend from photo). Some of the best moments for me today were watching how incredible of a dad @m_phelps00 will be to our little one💙💙 #theseboyshavemyheart #boomerphelps
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Nothing like being home with the family!!! @nicole.m.johnson
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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!!! @nicole.m.johnson and Boomer both healthy!!! #boomerphelps 📷 @boonestudios
Hard being away from you Boomer!! Trying to do everything to make you proud of daddy!!! #dreamingbig @boonestudios
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Still can't believe we welcomed #boomerphelps into the world 💙 about a week ago... so thankful that by chance my dad was here initially and my mom was able to jump on a plane. #family #love 📷: @boonestudios
Boomers already loving the spa treatment 🙈🛁 #bathtime #waterlovingfamily #quickmomnohands @m_phelps00
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"So he did better today. He didn't cry that much," Phelps summarized after the lesson. "He had a little good swim today. When we were in here yesterday at the pool he was probably a lot more fussy. But it was good. I felt like he was better relaxed today than before. The pool is so warm, it's like 90 degrees. His big thing is he's obviously not used to going under the water."

It's important to Phelps that Boomer get acclimated to the water, not simply to follow in his dad's footsteps, but also for safety reasons.

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"The process has started where he gets to become more water safe and relaxed, more comfortable in the water," he explained. "Hopefully, he'll enjoy it more and more."

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