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The Bergen County Rowing Academy was founded in 2014 to make the sport of rowing available to all Bergen County residents, and beyond.
Bergen County Rowing Academy
Rowing for All Levels and Ages
Our Coaches:

Head Coach: Clemens Reinke
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Coach Clemens is the founder and president of the Bergen County Rowing Academy. During his time away from coaching he is an adjunct faculty member at Bergen Community College where he teaches courses in religion.


Assistant Coach: Ted Phillips
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Coach Ted began rowing as a sophomore at Don Bosco Prepatory High School in 2006 under Coach Clemens as his coach. During the summer and fall seasons Coach Ted rowed with the Passaic River Rowing Association. He continued rowing in college. In the summer of 2015, Coach Ted joined the coaching staff of the Bergen County Rowing Academy. When he is not on the water Coach Ted works as a data analyst at Valley Hospital.


Assistant Coach: Sarah Fisher
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Coach Sarah began rowing as a 9th grader at Teaneck High School in the fall of 2007 with Coach Clemens as her coach. She rowed throughout her four years in high school, and continued a collegiate rowing career at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Sarah graduated in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and Gerontology. Coach Sarah joined the coaching staff of the Bergen County Rowing Academy in March 2017.


Assistant Coach: Kiandra Wilshire
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Coach Kandy rowed for four years at Teaneck High School (2006-2010) with Coach Kerrie Viray and Coach Clemens. She continued rowing for one year at Philadelphia University (2010-2011), before she transferred to Montclair State University. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors in Business Management. Coach Kandy joined the coaching staff of the Bergen County Rowing Academy in March 2017.


Former Coach: Jenny Santos
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Coach Jenny started rowing during her years at Kearny High School (2002 – 2006). While in college, she rowed during the summer of 2009 for the Passaic River Rowing Association under Coach Clemens. Before her untimely departure, she was a Physical Education teacher at the East Orange Community Charter School. She was on the coaching staff with BCRA since the spring of 2016. Sadly, she was suddenly taken from us in an accident at the World Trade Center Oculus in February 2017. She is sorely missed!
BCRA Policies 2015_01.pdf
BCRA Policies 2015_01.pdf