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Local Club Rows to Raise Awareness of Sport

Posted February 02, 2017 by Allen

Local Club Rows to Raise Awareness of Sport

ALCOA, TN—East Tennessee Rowing will attempt to row 400 miles (644,000 meters), the length along the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Florence, AL, during the clubs 2nd annual Row-A-Thon. Just as walk-a-thons raise funds by collecting donations or pledges for walking a set distance, the rowers will be undertaking this effort to raise awareness of their sport in the local community as well as raise needed funds using stationary rowing machines or “ergs”. The twelve-hour event will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 20th, at Alcoa’s Watt Street Gym.

During the Row-A-Thon the clubs 40+ rowers will complete as many meters as possible, in a 60-minute shift on one of the multiple rowing machines that will be continuously in action during this twelve-hour test of their mind, body, and spirit. The athletes have identified sponsors that will make contributions to the club for every 100 meters the athlete completes.  During the event a few athletes will be attempting to complete a 26.2-mile marathon piece.

“Row-A-Thons are a pretty common fundraising tool used by rowing clubs across the county.” Head coach, Allen Eubanks explains, “We want the community to see our great program and ask questions on how they can get involved, either by getting in a boat or supporting the club. We will have information on our programs at the event as well as open ergs available for those who pass by to hop on with those community meters going toward the crew’s goal. My hope is people come by the gym, see our athletes, stop by to meet the team, and get more information about rowing.”

Rowing is an NCAA-sanctioned women's sport but not recognized by TSSAA nor sponsored by local schools. As a community club sports team, East Tennessee Rowing trains students from most all of the high schools across the area. The club’s biggest achievement is the opportunity crew provides athletes for college recruitment for both men’s and women’s teams at some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. The club has had multiple athletes commit to colleges over the past several years. It is a sport that can be pursued not only in high school and college; but also, over a lifetime, as proven by the club’s adult masters program. Any person of any skill level, experience, or athletic ability is welcome to join.  

East Tennessee Rowing is a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth club sport organization, established in 2004. It is based in Louisville, Tennessee and trains on Fort Loudoun Lake, offering learn-to-row, recreational classes, summer camps, as well as a competitive traveling team for junior (12-18 years of age) athletes from Blount County and Knox County. The club’s goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, develop skills to be competitive at local, regional and national regattas, and ignite a life-long passion for the sport of rowing.  The club does not receive any government assistance the primary revenue is from program fees, adult class fees, contributions from generous individuals and businesses, and fundraisers like this event. For more information contact: head coach Allen Eubanks or check out the club’s website: www.igetrowing.com.

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ETRowing Open Registration Opportunity

Posted February 01, 2017 by Allen

ETRowing Open Registration Opportunity

ALCOA, TENN— East Tennessee Rowing is looking for athletes with no previous rowing experience to join their crews. You can sign-up on-line on the clubs website starting February 1st.  On February 20th, East Tennessee Rowing will hold its spring season open house from 9am until 9pm at Watt Street Gym, 259 E. Watt Street, Alcoa TN. During this time people of all ages and experience levels will be able to sign up for any ETRowing program. This includes a recreational league, masters league, junior competitive league, and cross training at the team’s gym. Registration is for the upcoming spring season on Fort Loudon Lake, and is open to all ages, levels of experience, and fitness. During this time, the team will be conducting the club's annual row-a-thon so you should be able to giving you personal insights to the team. You can even hop on an erg and learn to row instantly.

ETRowing also offers membership to Alcoa’s Watt Street Gym. The gym offers functional fitness and indoor rowing for all ages and abilities. Detailed information will be available during the February 20th registration date.

East Tennessee Rowing is a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth club sport organization, established in 2004. Offering a wide variety of rowing as well as strength and conditioning programs for people of all walks of life.  Junior aged (12-18yrs) athletes can either choose to participate in learn-to-row, recreational classes, summer camps, as well as a competitive traveling team for junior (12-18 years of age) athletes from Blount County and Knox County. Adults (23+) that are interested are welcome to join the club's masters rowing classes. Based in Louisville, Tennessee and trains on Fort Loudoun Lake, offering  The club’s goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, develop skills to be competitive at local, regional and national regattas, and ignite a life-long passion for the sport of rowing.  The club does not receive any government assistance the primary revenue is from program fees, adult class fees, contributions from generous individuals and businesses, and fundraisers like this event. For more information contact: head coach A.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .

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Spring Call Out Meeting

Posted February 02, 2016 by Allen

East Tennessee Rowing invites new and returning Junior athletes ages 12-18, to our Spring Season Call Out Meeting Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM. We will discuss our schedule, answer questions, complete forms, and collect program fees. The meeting will be at the Watt Street Gym located in the Alcoa City Center (259 E Watt St, Alcoa, TN 37701). 
If you are thinking about joining, make plans to attend as you need no prior rowing experience to get started. Invite friends who are interested in rowing to come along.Reminder new athletes can sign up for a free two week trial. Our Spring Season starts Monday, February 15th. We hope you can make it, if you have questions give us a call at 865-850-4649. 

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ETR to offer Adult Rowing Lessons

Posted May 21, 2015 by Allen

ETR to offer Adult Rowing Lessons

This is where is all begins! 

DATES: June 1 through June 25

DAYS: Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

COST: $120.00

East Tennessee Rowing offers this introductory adult  rowing program for twice a week for four weeks. Sessions are co-ed, coached, organized, and non-competitive. To prepare the participants to join more experienced competitive or recreational programs.  The course is designed for adults (21 and up) with no rowing experience to introduces basic rowing form, technique, proper boat handling, safety, as well as rowing terminology. 

See our event on Facebook or SIGN-UP here!

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National Learn to Row Day

Posted May 19, 2015 by Allen

National Learn to Row Day

Get in shape, trying something new, enjoying the outdoors while meeting new people.

LOUISVILLE, TN - East Tennessee Rowing is hosting a free Learn to Row Day, Saturday, June 6 at 8:00am - 4:00pm, to give you a chance to have an unforgettable experience the sport of rowing. East Tennessee Rowing is proud to support the 14th annual National Learn to Row Day, sponsored by USRowing and Concept2. The lessons will be offered at the Smoky Mountain Rowing Center 3452 Louisville Rd in Louisville.

Take advantage of our open house to visit our boathouse, meet with the coaching staff and active rowers, ask questions and get in a boat and give rowing a try. Bring a friend or two and have a great time on the lake. This is a no-fee event and No experience is needed to get started. ETR will offer five 90 minute introductory session being at 8:00 and offered through the day (8:00A, 10:00A, 12:00P, 2:00P, 4:00P) …you’ll be glad you did!

These free sessions are specifically geared for those with no prior rowing experience and will be taught by our Club coaches. Wear comfortable but tight-fitting clothing, such as cycling shorts or long leggings. The boats have built-in shoes, so you can wear sandals, tennis shoes or any other footwear to the class, but bring socks. Bring some extra clothing, especially socks. Loose fitting clothing is not recommended because it may become tangled in the rowing equipment. In hot weather, use sunscreen, hats or visors. Always bring water in non-breakable bottles to drink during hot weather workouts.  In cool weather, wear ­layers of close-fitting garments.  There are no locker room facilities so please come prepared to row.

This event will happen rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, a video presentation or land workout will replace the rowing. We will row in light rain, provided other conditions are favorable.

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