By Will Burchfield @Burchie_kid
Boomer Phelps, son of 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, does not have a say in the matter.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Dan Benishek Of Michigan Dies At Age 69
His college decision has already been made.
“Boomer’s going to Michigan,” Phelps said in a recent Facebook Live Q&A hosted by Sports Illustrated. “Go Blue.”
Boomer, sitting in Phelps’ lap at the time, did not object. He is 16 weeks old.
Phelps took classes and trained at U-M ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics. His longtime coach, Bob Bowman, was also coaching the Michigan swim team at the time, so Phelps followed him to Ann Arbor.READ MORE: Michigan Moves To Fund Mental Health Like Physical Health
He studied sports marketing and management but never pursued a formal degree. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach, barred from competing because he’d turned professional in 2001.
As for Boomer, the pool is already a familiar place.
“He went under for the first time like a week ago,” Phelps said. “He wasn’t very happy with us. I had mom [Phelps’ fiance Nicole Johnson] do it because I didn’t want to get blamed for that. I didn’t want him to remember me for dunking him under.
“He loves the water. He really does.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
Perhaps one day he’ll dive in the Donald B. Canham Natatorium.