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At East Tennessee Rowing (ETRowing), we believe fitness and overall wellness are achievable goals for everyone and they deserve support, a community, and the tools to help them excel at their chosen pursuit. Our members are from varying age, backgrounds, athletic abilities, and experience levels drawn together by a common passion for lifetime fitness.

We do this by offering monthly memberships to the public to take advantage of our year around coached lead group training classes, ON THE WATER ROWING & LAND BASED STRENGTH/CONDITIONING CLASSES, that appeals to both men and women alike. ETRowing sponsors a JUNIOR ROWING program for athletes 12-18 years of age that competes across the southeast.

ETRowing is more than just a rowing club. Using today’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.

ETRowing is a 501(c)(3) community sport club offering youth and adult rowing and fitness programs accessible to Blount, Knox and Loudon Counties. Our mission is to introduce, educate, and represent the Olympic Sport of Rowing within our community through inclusive, affordable, and impactful programing.

The idea of East Tennessee Rowing started with Dr. Roger Hubbard; a Maryville native, businessman, and rowing enthusiast. Who 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.

Our on the water training is conducted out of the Smoky Mountain Rowing Center [3452 Louisville Road, Louisville] on Fort Loudon Lake, next to Louisville Point Park just off Topside Rd, a convenient 20-minute drive from West Knoxville and Farragut along the Pellissippi Parkway, from downtown Knoxville using Alcoa Hwy, or anywhere in Blount County. While our land based training is conducted in our climate controlled indoor facility outfitted with world-class fitness equipment the Watt Street Gym [259 E. Watt Street, Alcoa].

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