3 things I learned taking a baby swim class with Michael Phelps


It’s not very often the most decorated Olympian of all time is in your baby’s swim class — but when he is, you pay attention.

Michael Phelps, his wife Nicole and 1-year-old son Boomer came to New York City this summer to participate in a swim class put on by the Phelps Foundation and Huggies Little Swimmers — and somehow, my 1-year-old daughter and I were able to attend. (Phelps is a paid spokesperson for Huggies.) Taught by Phelps’ childhood swim coach Cathy Bennett, the class focused on how to teach young children to safely enjoy the water.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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