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Welcome to Rivermont Rowing Academy

The sport of rowing requires stamina, concentration, and teamwork; critical skills that help build intellect, character, and creativity. If you are interested in rowing on a college team, or even if you’re not, the Rivermont Rowing Academy is an excellent way to train and develop these valuable skills. In partnership with Y Quad Cities Rowing, Rivermont Rowing Academy students will benefit from coaches who are former Olympians, College Coaches, prep school Coaches, and National team rowers.

The program is lead by Coach Deidrah Kennedy a long-time rower and a US Rowing Association Level 1 Certified Coach. She brings her love of rowing and her collegiate, masters, club, and prep school coaching experience to Rivermont Rowing Academy.

The Academy, through its partnership, has access to 6 quads, 12 doubles, 12 racing singles and 3 beginner singles. Students will row on the beautiful Mississippi River and travel throughout the mid-west and the entire United States to compete with the best rowing programs in the country.

The Rivermont Rowing Academy is open to 6th through 12th-grade students. For more information, cost, and practice schedules please use the form to contact Coach Kennedy.

About Coach Kennedy

Coach Kennedy served as Harvey's Lake Head Rowing Club's (HLRC) Program Manager and Head Coach in NEPA and Wyoming Seminary Prep School from 2015-2017. She was the founding coach of both programs, bringing the sport of rowing to the area for its first time.

Previously Kennedy was the Head coach for the Augustana College rowing program where she helped grow the program. She also worked for Y Quad Cities Rowing with Learn 2 Row programs, novice rowers, and the Junior Rowing Program.

Coach Kennedy earned her degree in Communications from the University of Dubuque where she pursued her other passion - golf. She was a member of the Varsity Women's Golf team. Coach Kennedy rowed out of the Quad City Rowing Association as a junior, racing throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

Coach Kennedy also serves as Assistant Head of the residence hall on campus.

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Coach Deidrah Kennedy

Contact the Coach

Use this form to ask questions or schedule a tour.