Entertainment Sports Michael and Nicole Phelps Cheer on the Olympic Swimmers in Tokyo — and Snap a Selfie! Michael Phelps is in Japan to serve as a primetime NBC correspondent for swimming alongside Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 29, 2021 01:32 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Michael and Nicole Phelps. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Phelps are enjoying being spectators at an Olympics for the first time. The 23-time Olympic gold medal winner and Nicole, 36, are in Japan while Michael serves as a primetime NBC correspondent alongside Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines in the booth for select races during the Tokyo Summer Games. On Thursday, Michael, 36, and Nicole were photographed cheering on the swimmers at the Tokyo Aquatics Center — and also snapping a selfie from the stands with the pool in the background. Michael and Nicole Phelps. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Adorable Photos of Michael Phelps and His Family Michael retired from swimming after the 2016 Rio Games. This year marks the first Olympics since 2000 that Phelps has not competed in. He and Nicole, who married in 2016, share three sons: Maverick Nicolas, 22 months, Beckett Richard, 3, and Boomer Robert, 5 See the Most Jaw-Dropping Pool Photos of the Swimmers During the Tokyo Olympics Earlier into the Games, during a chat with Today co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Phelps addressed a potential return to the sport, saying "if I did come back, it would be in L.A." (Los Angeles is set to host the 2028 event.) RELATED VIDEO: Jagger Eaton on Winning First-Ever Skateboarding Medal with a Broken Ankle: "It Means the World to Me" "I'm not coming back now — don't get any ideas!" he quickly clarified to the camera. "I don't know. I have no desire to get in the water right now. I'm completely happy." However, if his sons "at some point ask why I'm not competing, we'll see what the answer is then," Phelps teased with a laugh. "Anything for my kids," added the athlete. To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. The Tokyo Olympics began July 23rd on NBC.