Chris Etherington is in his first season as Head Club
coach for Howard County Aquatics. Chris is a graduate of
Kokomo High School where he earned a state championship title in
100 Butterfly. The summer after his senior year, he placed 13th at
Sr Nationals where he achieved his 2008 Olympic Trial cut in the
100 Butterfly. Coach Etherington swam for Purdue University where
he set 3 school records, 1 still stands today. He was recently the
Perry Meridian High School Mens' and Womens' Head Swim Coach
(where he was named Boys Sectional Coach of the Year his
first year) and Head Age Group Coach for Southside Indy Aquatics
for the past 2 years. Chris is currently the Girls Head Swim Coach
for Kokomo High School. He has been coaching for 12 years
overall. Over the time, Etherington has coached multiple Sectional
Champions, State Qualifiers and State Finalists. He is also an ASCA
Level 2 Coach. Chris and his wife, Jenna, have been married
for 4 years and have 1 child, Emma (1).
Courtney Wilson joined HCA in 2016 as the Silver Coach.
Courtney moved to Kokomo, Indiana from Fort Myers, Florida, where
she graduated from Fort Myers High School. During her senior
year, Courtney competed in the 100 breaststroke at the State level
and served as Captain. Coach Courtney then signed on and was
a part of Nova Southeastern University’s first two years of
their swim program. After some physical setbacks she competed in
the Conference meet as a sophomore, where she helped Nova
Southeastern University earn the Conference swimming championship.
Courtney is also a teacher at Central Middle School.
Jenna Etherington is in her first year coaching with Howard County Aquatics. Coach Jenna is a 2012 Kokomo High School graduate where she swam all four years for the Katfish. Beginning club at the age of 7 years old, swimming has been a part of her life in some way ever since. In her senior year, she was the NCC Champ in the 100 Butterfly. Just three years after graduating she was back at the Kokomo pool but in a different role, as a coach. She was the Assistant Coach for the Kokomo Middle School swimming & diving program. She is also a member of HCA's masters swim program.