SMRC celebrates National Learn to Row Day

Saturday, June 7

Smoky Mountain Rowing Club (SMRC) invites everyone interested in rowing or learning how to row to celebrate National Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the club’s boat house and dock on Ft. Loudoun Lake in Blount County.

“Individuals of all ages should come out and enjoy the day with us – especially people who have never rowed and want to learn more about this unique sport,” said Roger Hubbard, founder and president of SMRC.

This free event includes food, fun and facts about rowing, sculling and crew opportunities for youth and adults. Weather and water permitting, guests who participate in the rowing clinic that day will be taken out on Ft. Loudoun Lake for a row in an eight-person boat.

The Learn to Row Clinic begins at 9 a.m., followed by an on-the-water experience at 10:30 a.m. At noon, SMRC will host an open house and cookout for members and Learn to Row Day participants.

Organizers of Learn to Row Day recommend wearing comfortable clothes that are not baggy to the celebration and to wear shoes that can be slipped out of at the dock. Other items recommended are a pair of socks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, lawn chair and a water bottle.

The SMRC boathouse is located at 3498 Rankin Ferry Loop at Lashbrooke Nursery in Louisville. Directional signs will be posted from Topside Road.

For more information, contact Coach Adam Stoermer at or call 865-256-CREW (2739).

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