Rian was an up-and-coming swimmer on the Bolles and Atlantic Coast High School swim teams before being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on December 24, 2018. At the time of his diagnosis, Rian was preparing to train for the Junior National in California and had to put his plans on hold. Rian’s dream was to meet Michael Phelps and “learn butterfly techniques from the man who swims it the best.”
Celebrating 35 years, Dreams Come True was founded with the vision of granting dreams for every First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness, while also bringing them hope and joy throughout their medical journey. For additional information about Dreams Come True visit www.dreamscometrue.org. Shown are parents James and Raelyn Covington, Jayla Covington, dreamer Rian Covington with Michael and Nicole Michele Phelps.