COVID-19 Response

Our Rowers’ Health Is Our Priority!

REACH is dedicated to ensuring the health of our rowers, and as such, we are being extra cautious during these unprecedented times. While we want our rowers to be able to row, we also want to ensure they can do so safely with minimal risk. As such, our Board spent a lot of time and research, including parent surveys and a parent meeting, before we resumed on-the-water practices. Keep scrolling for more details!

Surface Cleaning

All oars are sprayed with sanitizing solution before and after every use. Each rower’s work room is disinfected before and after every use, including shoe ties, gates, and gunnels.

Hand Washing

Portable hand washing stations are available for all rowers and parents to use before and after practice.

Face Coverings

All rowers and parents are required to wear face masks on land. Face masks are not required while rowers are on the water. 


A record of all participants is kept daily at practice in case of community spread. Parent volunteers track attendance and maintain a checklist to ensure all proper protocols are being followed. 

Social Distancing

All pre- and post-practice meetings are held with social distancing in mind. One person sets oars for use, and one person returns the oars to storage. Additionally, use of skulling boats in singles and doubles is preferred. 

Knox Co. Guidelines

In general, the Gryphon Crew is following Knox County Health Department guidelines in regards to COVID-19 prevention and tracking. Rowers are asked daily screening questions prior to practice and are required to stay home if they are feeling ill.


Come learn to row with our Gryphon Crew!

Contact Us

Interested in the Gryphon Crew? Have questions you need answered? Contact us via the form to the right, and one of our coaches or board members will get in touch with you soon!

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