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 class is designed for aspiring Masters Rowers (post-college undergraduates and older adults) with no experience, but is also a good refresher for someone who has taken lessons and wants to get back into rowing.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.