Riendeau began diving at age 5 when his neighbour introduced him to the sport she was practicing at the Point-Claire Aquatic Center. His desire to become an elite diver was fueled by watching the Canada Cup FINA Grand Prix and seeing what the best divers in the world could do.
Vincent Riendeau climbed the individual 10m podium at three consecutive Canada Cups – the Canadian leg of the FINA Grand Prix circuit – winning gold in Gatineau in 2016, silver in 2017 at the same venue and silver in Calgary in 2018. Also in the 10m, he took gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, adding to the bronze medal he won at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. At his first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016, Vincent finished 14th.
In the 10m mixed synchro, he finished 2nd with partner Caeli McKay at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Wuhan, China and 2nd with partner Meaghan Benfeito at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Riendeau and Benfeito also dove together more recently, taking the bronze medal at the FINA World Series event held in Kazan, Russia in May 2018.
Vincent is a huge old-school rock fan with a soft spot for romantic ballads. He also claims to know all the words to every song on his playlist but is so tone-deaf that he saves the singing for when he’s by himself.