A 2005 graduate of Kokomo High, Etherington was a state champion in the 50-yard butterfly as senior. A three-time National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-American, he placed 13th at Nationals and received an offer to try out for the Olympics.
He went on to swim for Purdue, where he set three records, one of which still stands.
Etherington, whose wife is Jenna, previously served as an assistant coach at Lawrence Central for five years.
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