It’s never too late to take up the sport of rowing.
The best way to find out whether rowing is for you, or for someone you know, is to come out and learn to row as part of East Tennessee Rowing’s Immersion Weekends for beginner adults. These weekend sessions are designed to introduce the sport of rowing and require no prior rowing experience. We offer programs specifically for juniors under the age of 18.
The goal of our Adult Learn-to-Row Immersion Weekend is to provide the opportunity for adults to do just as the name says: learn how to row! Sessions consists of rowing machines on Friday evening 6 PM – 8 PM in our gym, followed by on-water sessions at 9 AM-12 PM on Saturday and Sunday at the boathouse. Each session is capped at 16 to ensure personal attention and skill development. Sessions fill up quickly and participation is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon completion of this class you are welcomed to continue with our Masters Rowing Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15-8:00 PM) and Saturday mornings (9:00-10:30 AM).
Class attire should be workout clothing, nothing too baggy. Rowing is done in bike tights or running shorts. No loose-leg material as it may catch in the slide tracks when rowing. Tank tops or T-shirts, running shoes for the land, and short socks (rowing is done in socks, no shoes). Please wear caps or visors and wear sunscreen.
Your spot is not reserved until we receive payment as confirmation. The participant fee for the weekend covers program cost such as coaching, launch fuel, and equipment usage.
If you have any questions please email our Masters Coach Joe Carlson.
East Tennessee Rowing will host a free Learn-To-Row Day the first Saturday in June, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., as part of the annual USRowing National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2.
This one day open house is your opportunity to experience rowing at no cost and ask questions, tour our facilities, learn about our programs, the basic rowing skills, as well as get on the water to take some strokes. This free event is open to athletes 12 and up.
To sign-up for National Learn to Row Day go here.
In case of bad weather always show up for your class. As rowing is an outside sport and safety is our primary concern, weather is always a factor; therefore, classes may be canceled due to high winds, electrical storms, etc. Technical drills can be performed on the rowing machines but don't be surprised if the part of going on the water has to be postponed to a later date.