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Corporate League

East Tennessee Corporate Rowing League provides a community forum to exercise on the water, improve rowing skills, network, eat and have fun. Row against other area corporations and organizations as part of the ETRowing Corporate Sprints Challenge on July 28th, 2018 and enjoy a post-race feast!

ETRowing Corporate Sprints Challenge is made of multiple teams of 10-12 person teams that represent various community corporations and organizations that have a unique opportunity to bond with your co-workers and teammates while rowing in eight person racing shells on Fort Loudoun. Coaching is provided for all practices and safety will continue to be our number one priority while you are on the water. All levels of fitness are encouraged!

The race format will be a will be a series of 500m duals in a double elimination format held at the Louisville Point Park.


  • Registration is open April 1- May 20. Only team captains should register! 

The fee for a team is $2,000. The fees must be paid at one time (by your first practice). ETRowing asks that the captains collects the fees, provide a roster (names and emails) and team waivers with your payments and hand them all in together. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid to complete the registration.  This fee will be applied to the final amount due before the first practice. NO refund will be issued after the second full week of a completed session.

Unaffiliated individuals: Don’t have a team but still would rather row in our corporate program? Please register and we will attempt to find you a team (or start up a new team of all unaffiliated members). Please indicate your experience level and any preference for nights and sessions you are available.


ETRowing requires that each team has a captain and there are many expectations for the captains in order for the team to get on the water smoothly. It is ultimately up to the team and the captain if they have enough for this to happen and if the captain feels comfortable with this arrangement.

Participant Criteria

Age: 21+ All experience levels can sign up on any of the nights listed below.

Practice Format

Dates: May 22 – July 27, Time: Monday - Thursday,  5:30 – 7:00pm or 7:00 – 8:30pm

Teams must bring at least 8 Rowers and 1 Coxswain each week. Each team will select one night each week to practice with a total of nine practice sessions, no practice sessions the week of July 4. We limit practice sessions to four boats per training session, due to safety and equipment limitations.  Each practice is coached through a progressive curriculum that will account for the goals and overall experience level of participants.

Practice sessions will be run out of the Smoky Mountain Rowing Center 3452 Louisville Road. Practices are rarely cancelled in inclement weather, but rather are moved inside to the indoor rowing machines at Watt Street Gym in Alcoa.

There is no need for special attire for rowing. It is recommended that shorts or sweats be relatively snug fitting as loose material easily catches in the rowing seat wheels. Bicycle shorts or tights are ideal. Any running shoes or sneakers will be fine. In cooler weather, we recommend a warm hat and wind-breaker. Bring water bottles!