The Knoxville Rowing Association seeks to promote the sport of rowing through instruction and equipment use to area residents, and is open to Masters Rowers (post-college undergraduate adults). We row on the Tennessee River, launching from our docks just north of Downtown Knoxville in Ned McWherter Park. Members are required to complete a USRowing waiver, pay membership fees, become familiar with the Club’s rules and safety procedures, and demonstrate proficient rowing skill OR complete our beginning rowing clinic – KRA’s Immersion Weekend, which is offered 2-3 times during the Spring and Summer.

We invite you to become a part of this ever-growing sport. Open rows are now taking place at 10:00 AM on Saturdays, and 6:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you already know how to row, contact us at (865) 964-3103 or email at We would love to have you join us!

Join and stay informed! All members are encouraged to sign up on our listserv through Information about club activities and events is regularly posted here and enables you to stay informed. Its easy! Just click the link below and follow the directions.

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Individual memberships for KRA are $250 annually.

Dues cover the year from January 1 to December 31. New rowers who complete our Immersion Weekend may join for the rest of the year for a reduced fee. For new members who already know how to row and join after June 30, dues for the rest of the calendar year are $100. Family membership is $250 for first member of family and $50 for each additional family member.

Shell storage is provided at a cost of $120/year for members of KRA; however, space is limited.

Categories of Membership:

  • Learn-to-Row Members: These are participants in KRA lessons with a qualified instructor. There may be a program fee for this level, but these members do not pay dues and do not have unsupervised rowing and equipment-use privileges.
  • Full Membership: Once members receive training, pass a proficiency level in sweep rowing and/or sculling, pay dues, submit all the required forms (i.e., insurance waiver and contact information), and agree to be an active member in KRA (e.g., regularly come to open rows and participate in boat maintenance/cleanup days), they may have access to the shells for recreational rowing 7 days a week. Organized rowing practices for members are held three (or more) times per week. Year-around coaching and indoor winter workouts at the Downtown YMCA are also provided.
  • Guest Members: Guest members are individuals who wish to row as guests of individual members (maximum: 3X). All guests must submit an insurance waiver indemnifying the KRA prior to rowing.