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Rowing Education

Rowing Education

A standards-based curriculum for fitness and fun through the lifelong sport of rowing.

  • Rowing Education (RowEd) classroom-based indoor rowing education program of East Tennessee Rowing that brings rowing directly into schools. RowEd introduces the sport of rowing to students from all walks of life by bringing equipment (indoor rowing machines), technology, curriculum, and training into area middle and high school physical education classes or after school programs so that teachers and students can access rowing without ever leaving the classroom.
  • Partnering with the area school systems Health and Wellness Department for improving student’s health and well-being using a curriculum aligned with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for Physical Education. Through RowEd, students learn basic rowing skills, exercise intensity, goal setting, and teamwork in a fun, highly engaging curriculum.
    • Standard 1: Physically educated student demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
      • Although the rowing stroke is not difficult, it is dynamic and rhythmic.
    • Standard 2: Physically educated student demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. 
      • The performance monitor on the indoor rower gives the student lots of useful feedback on performance. Rowing uses all the major muscle groups through a wide range of motion. The indoor rower is the perfect piece of equipment to use as part of a personal fitness program.
    • Standard 3: Physically educated student participates regularly in physical activity.
      • Indoor rowing is fun and challenging. East Tennessee Rowing offers after-school programs using the indoor rower as well as recreational and competitive on the water programs.
    • Standard 4: Physically educated student achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
      • Indoor rowing is a great cardiovascular exercise. It can be both aerobic and anaerobic and with the feedback of the performance monitor students can see their progress.
    • Standard 5: Physically educated student exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
      • The sport of rowing requires a lot of team work!
    • Standard 6: Physically educated student values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
      • Indoor rowing is not difficult to do but does offer a very challenging work out! Rowers are among the most fit athletes in the world. Rowing can be done for a lifetime for it is non-impact.
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  • ETRowing offers three different levels of involvement.
    • Campus Expo Table
      • Information table set up during the lunch periods to provide printed information to interested student athletes. The Expo table is staffed by a club representative to answer any questions that the student athlete might have the sport of rowing. This table includes a looping video, brochures, and photos of current and past athletes.
    • One day Information Presentation
      • Informational presentation given to a class...
    • 5-day core Rowing Course.
      • Informational presentation given to a class...
  • RowEd culminates in the East Tennessee Scholastic Indoor Rowing Challenge where participants represent their school and compete against each other as well as other schools in the program.
  • Schools affiliated in this program may schedule a field trip to East Tennessee Rowing’s Boathouse for an on-water rowing experience.
  • RowEd lesson plans are carefully designed to be educational and engaging. Integrating indoor rowing into physical education is a wonderful way to challenge and motivate kids, have fun, and, most of all, get kids healthy and fit! To register your school to take advantage of our RowEd program please email or call Coach Allen Eubanks (850-850-4649)