East Tennessee Rowing offers adults 23 and up, our Masters programs for beginner, recreational and competitive rowers on beautiful Fort Loudoun Lake. Our club is not just about rowing, but lifetime fitness as our members have access to our outstanding fitness center. Many club members came to rowing to achieve their fitness goals of weight loss, gaining strength, and improving their cardio, or just a desire to meet new friends.
We are looking for new friends to join us on the water, if rowing looks interesting and you would like to try it out. Please check out our Intro-To-Rowing courses that run throughout the year. These are classes designed for adult with little or no rowing experience. Participants receive basic lessons in the form and principles of sweep rowing. Novices will learn to handle, carry, launch and row a shell on the beautiful Fort Loudoun Lake.
The first Saturday in June, East Tennessee Rowing host a free Learn to Row day!
ADULT ROWING CLASSES
Adults with prior rowing experience or those that have completed our Intro-To-Row classes and wish to row more will want to join our Masters Rowing Classes. Our members enjoy month-to-month memberships, easy access to a variety of water and land based classes, camaraderie with other members, and our small group cross-training classes in our training center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, nutrition counseling and a staff of highly professional coaches that will support you to achieve your fitness objectives every time you walk in the door.
The Masters on the water season begins the Tuesday after daylight saving time begins and runs continually through mid-November. As practice is dependent on weather and usable daylight. When light becomes limited training heads indoors to Watt Street Gym in Alcoa for year around training experience. Our Rowing sessions run around 90 minutes on Tue and Thu (6pm) then on Sat (9am) focusing on increase rowing technique, boat handling, physical conditioning, and teamwork.
We also offer opportunities for our Masters to compete throughout the rowing season in either four or eight person boats. ETRowing coaches organize the boats for different levels of competition and handle regatta entries and boat transportation. Our Masters competes in local regattas in Oak Ridge (TN), Chattanooga (TN), Augusta (GA), Gainesville (GA), and Nashville (TN) between the sprint regattas in the spring and summer and head races in the fall. The standard masters’ sprint distance is 1K, and head races range from 2.5 to 3 miles. Team members are expected to contribute to the cost of race fees and boat transportation as these competitions are not included in the program fees.