Lessons

2017 Immersion Weekends

The May 29-21 weekend is being folded into the June 16-18 weekend. This weekend is still accepting new students, but is close to being full. We are also accepting applicants for the June 23-25 weekend. To apply, please mail a $50 deposit to P.O. Box 10440, Knoxville, TN 37939. The total cost is $150. Also, please feel free to email us at lessons@knoxrowing.com if you have any questions.

Immersion Weekends provide an introduction to the fundamentals of “sweep rowing” (one oar per rower) in an intensive, one-weekend session. The lessons include erging (rowing on land-based rowing machines) and rowing in a boat on the water.

The schedule for a typical Immersion Weekend is Friday 6:30-8:00 PM at the Lindsay Young Downtown YMCA, Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Ned McWherter/Riverside Landing Park, and Sunday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Ned McWherter/Riverside Landing Park.

The class is designed for people with no experience, but is also a good refresher for someone who has taken lessons and wants to get back into rowing. After completing the lessons, you can join the Knoxville Rowing Association and participate in group rows. In the summer, informal coaching assistance is provided during group rows on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM. The club also rows together on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturday mornings.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a space for future classes, please email us at lessons@knoxrowing.com or call Kim Davis at (865) 964-3103.

Experienced: Know how to row?

If you have rowed before in high school, college, or for recreation and feel that you are an experienced rower, please join us at the boathouse for practices. In accordance with our bylaws and for safety considerations, those who do not exhibit a level of competence will be required to go through lessons before joining. Check the membership page for more information.

Directions to boathouse can be found here.

Prospective Rowers

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