National Learn to Row Day

Posted May 19, 2015 by Allen

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.


  1. Jonathan May 19, 2015

    Looking forward to it!

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