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

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

And this is the best kind of news.

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.

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2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Men's 200m Butterfly Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Michael Phelps (USA) of USA greets his mother Debbie, fiance Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer after he won the gold medal. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/08/2016. Nicole Johnson, the fiance of Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, carries their son Boomer as she waves to him. REUTERS/Michael Dalder FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
OMAHA, NE - JULY 01: Michael Phelps (L) of the United States celebrates with his fiance Nicole Johnson (R) and their son Boomer (C) after finishing first in the final heat for the Men's 200 Meter Individual Medley during Day Six of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 1, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jul 1, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; Michael Phelps greets fiance Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer Phelps during the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 30: Nicole Johnson, fiancee of Michael Phelps, looks on with son Boomer prior to the semi-final heat for the Men's 200 Meter Individual Medley during Day Five of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 30, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jul 1, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; Michael Phelps greets fiance Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer Phelps during the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Nicole Johnson (R), partner of Michael Phelps of the United States, holds their son Boomer during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 08, 2016. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Nicole Johnson, partner of Michael Phelps of the United States, holds their son Boomer on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Semifinal - Women's 200m Freestyle Semifinals - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016.Nicole Johnson, the fiance of Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, carries their son Boomer REUTERS/David Gray FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Semifinal - Women's 200m Freestyle Semifinals - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016.Nicole Johnson, the fiance of Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, carries their son Boomer REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Men's 200m Butterfly Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Michael Phelps (USA) of USA greets his son Boomer after he won the gold medal. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Men's 200m Butterfly Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Michael Phelps (USA) of USA greets his mother Debbie, fiance Nicole Johnson and their son Boomer after he won the gold medal. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 9: Gold medalist Michael Phelps of USA kisses his 3 months old son Boomer Phelps following the medal ceremony for the men's 200m butterfly on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Men's 200m Butterfly Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Michael Phelps (USA) of USA greets his son Boomer after he won the gold medal. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: (BROADCAST - OUT) Nicole Johnson and Boomer Phelps pose for a photo on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
USA's Michael Phelps' son Boomer cries in the arms of his mother Nicole Johnson during swimming events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
USA's Michael Phelps' son Boomer holds his grandmother's finger during swimming events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP / Odd Andersen (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Michael Phelps' fiancee Nicole Johnson, holds their son Boomer Phelps on day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Michael Phelps' fiancee Nicole Johnson, holds their son Boomer Phelps on day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Final - Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Nicole Johnson, the fiance of Michael Phelps (USA) of USA, carries their son Boomer. At right is Deborah Phelps, the mother of Michael Phelps (USA). REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
USA's Michael Phelps' partner Nicole Johnson holding Michael Phelps' son, Boomer celebrates after the Men's swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: (BROADCAST - OUT) Nicole Johnson and Boomer Phelps pose for a photo on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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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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PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 10: U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and fiancee Nicole Johnson attend the NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 10, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Warriors defeated the Suns 112-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson attend the 2015 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at J.W. Marriot at L.A. Live on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson attend the 2015 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at J.W. Marriot at L.A. Live on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - APRIL 18: Michael Phelps' fiancee Nicole Johnson sits in the stands during day four of the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 18, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - APRIL 15: Michael Phelps leaves the pool deck after winning the 200 meter butterfly final during the Arena Pro swim series meet on April 15, 2016 in Mesa, AZ. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - APRIL 16: Michael Phelps' fiancee Nicole Johnson cheers after Phelps won the 100m Butterfly Final on day two of the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Acquatic Center on April 16, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 27: Nicole Johnson, girlfriend of Michael Phelps of the United States smiles after he won gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during Day Twelve of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 27, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 28: Silver medalist Michael Phelps of the United States is congratulated by girlfriend Nicole Johnson, mother Debbie and sister Hilary after the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 29: Michael Phelps of the United States is congratulated by girlfriend Nicole Johnson after the Men's 4x200m Freestyle during Day Fourteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 29, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 29: Michael Phelps of the United States shares a joke with Nicole Johnson (L) and sister Hilary after the Men's 4x200m Freestyle during Day Fourteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 29, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 04: Michael Phelps prepares to swim in the Men's 200 meter freestyle heat race during the 2016 Austin Elite Invite on June 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 05: Coach Bob Bowman talks with Michael Phelps during the Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite on June 5, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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