TRR Johnson City


The Johnson City chapter of TRR is active and growing. We would love to have you and your family join our organization!

We have pool sessions weekly in the winter and river training during the warm summer days. We meet on Wednesday evenings for training on kayaking basics, paddle strokes, rolling a kayak, and much more.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you on the river.


Our organization is for veterans and their families. Please contact Glenda ShortJeff Vannoy, or Bill Finger to learn how to join. We just need some basic liability paperwork completed before we have you join us.

We also have a facebook group at:

Please request to join and someone will contact you about the organization.


Pool sessions are held at the Center for Physical Activities at East Tennessee State University.

Pool session schedule (January to May and September to December – check the Facebook page)

When: Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Center for Physical Activity, ETSU
(enter on the west side of the building to the pool storage area)

Someone is usually there by 7:00 to help with gear. Come out early to stretch out and gear up! New paddler orientation at 7:00 on an as-needed basis.

If you haven’t filled out a paddler/staff info sheet, please let a volunteer know. Same goes for release forms (DSUSA, VA, and media)


During the summer, we go to the Nolichucky River for park and play sessions or downriver trips on Wednesdays.

When: Wednesdays from 6:00 – dark
Where: Riverpark Campground or USA Raft (please check our Facebook page for location and directions)

Paper work MUST be completed and brought with you if you haven’t already completed it at a pool session.

River trips are planned throughout the spring, summer and fall. These trips are typically announced on Facebook or during training sessions on Wednesdays. And please join TRR Johnson City Facebook for last minute updates on pool sessions, river trips, and more!



USA Raft
2 Jones Branch Rd
Erwin, TN 37650

Riverpark Campground
3937 Highway 81 South
Jonesborough, TN

Mountain Home VA Medical Center
Sydney and Lamont Streets
Johnson City, TN 37684

Basler Center for Physical Activity Pool
100 North Dossett Drive
Johnson City, TN 37684

Fill out the form to the right to send a message to the chapter coordinator and get involved! 


Chapter Coordinator(s)

Todd Whitton