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East Tennessee Rowing Organization (ETRowing) is a 501(c)(3) community sports club offering rowing and fitness memberships to Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties. Our members are from varying age, backgrounds, athletic abilities, and experience levels drawn together by a common passion for lifetime fitness.

The mission of ETRowing is to introduce, educate, and represent the Olympic Sport of Rowing within our community. By providing inclusive, affordable, and impactful rowing and fitness programs for youth and adults, within an environment that nurtures development of character, strength of commitment, and passion for excellence.  Using rowing’s best practices to develop athleticism, inspire personal growth, cultivate healthy lifestyles, grow lifelong friendships, and foster strong competition at a local, regional, and national level.

We offer specific programs for the beginner, recreational, and experienced athletes under the guidance of our professional coaching staff dedicated to improving fitness and overall performance for our members. At ETRowing you will find community, camaraderie, support, and a safe place where you are driven toward becoming the better you.


Dr. Roger Hubbard; a Maryville native, businessman, and rowing enthusiast, laid the foundation through personal investment and time to create the Smoky Mountain Rowing Club in 2001 as a master’s rowing program in Blount County on the shoreline of Fort Loudoun Lake. Seeing the opportunity for local female youth to earn college scholarship through rowing, SMRC established Maryville High School Women’s Rowing in 2006 becoming co-ed in 2008. In 2009 Maryville High School Rowing transitioned into East Tennessee Rowing Organization (ETRowing or ETRO), to allow for broader opportunities for more youth and adults the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Come in and explore the benefits of being part of East Tennessee Rowing, here we train together.