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All Inland Empire Aquatics permanent and volunteer coaches have completed USA Swimming Coach Safety Training and Background Checks.  They are also First Aid and CPR certified.

Coaching Staff

Ervin L Caver

Co-Head Swim Coach


Ervin began his coaching career in the summer of 1997.  He began working with the White Group and over the years has advanced to work with all swim groups on the team.  His specialties are stroke development and distance swims.  In his 20 years of coaching he has coached swimmers at J.O.'s, Sectionals and been part of the So Cal Swimming All-Star team coaching staff.

Ervin has also assumed the duties as team president in addition to his coaching duties.  In this position he conduct meetings and activities of the Inland Empire Aquatics - Admirals. . . . ...

He works jointly with the Treasurer to administer the finances of the Admirals.  He acts as the team representative at meetings of San Gorgonio Swim League and the Southern California Swimming Eastern Committee.

Outside of coaching for Inland Empire Aquatics, Ervin is a Area Program Manager for the State of California, Employment Development Department.  He is the office manager for staff the covers San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Ervin states that he enjoy the day to day interaction with swimmers and especially enjoys watching the swimmers develop thru senior high school and into college.

Jesse O'Donnell

Co-Head Swim Coach


Coach Jesse O'Donnell began his coaching career in March, 2000 at East Highland Ranch Aquatics (Now IEAQ).  For the past eightteen years he has experienced success coaching swimmers at all levels.  As the team has grown, so has coach Jesse.  Through numerous professional development opportunities provided by IEAQ and USA Swimming, Coach Jesse has continued to develop his craft and is respected among our coaching staff as well as members of the professional swimming community.

Coach Jesse believes in an intense coaching style with an emphasis on stroke mechanics.

As an integral component of our teams success, Coach Jesse has contributed to the development of our athletes.  In addition to 15 consecutive San Gorgonio League championships,  Coach Jesse has guided athletes towards success at the USA Swimming level, through athlete qualification for participation in Age Group Championships, Summer Junior Olympics, Spring Junior Olympics, Senior Competition Meets, C.I.F. Finals and Gold Sectionals.

Coach Jesse O'Donnell strongly believes in holding athletes to a higher standing by taking an active role in supporting his athletes towards academic achievement.  It is Coach Jesse's belief that swimming should be used as a tool towards expanding possible academic opportunities in the form of athletic scholarships and the development of discipline necessary for academic success at the university level.  Athletics aiding academics.  The list of athletes that have swam under the tutelage of Coach Jesse and have found success as an athlete and/or student at the university level continues to grow; with athletes experiencing success at West Point, University of Redlands, Cal Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, among others.

In addition to Coach Jesse's strong commitment to Inland Empire Aquatics, he has found success as the head coach of the varsity swim program at Citrus Valley High School.  Within his first two years leading the program he has guided the girls and boys teams to a league championship and C.I.F. Success.  Both, the boys and girls teams have had numerous individual and relay C.I.F. finalists.  Coach Jesse guided the girls team towards multiple top three team finishes at CIF Finals as well as multiple relay and individual CIF champions.  Coach Jesse's boy team finished second overall in the 2014 CIF Finals. 

Suzie Heaton

Assistant Swim Coach


Suzie started swimming competitively when she was 8 years old for the San Bernardino YMCA Swim Team (SBY).  She swam for SBY for 8 years then swam 4 years in High school where she competed in CIF Finals 3 out of 4 years. Finally, she swam 2 years in Junior College and competed in State finals both years.  Aside from swimming Suzie also played water polo for 6 years (4 years high school, 2 years junior college). 

After High School, Suzie became a seasonal lifeguard and swim instructor for the City of San Bernardino.  This is where she got my first taste of coaching or teaching kids to swim.  In 1993, she was asked to be an assistant coach for the San Bernardino YMCA Swim Team (SBY).  She coached there alongside 2 other coaches for 4 years and then she was asked to step up as Head coach in 1997.  She coached the SBY team for another 6 years before joining the coaching staff at Inland Empire Aquatics.

Suzie has been coaching with IEAQ for 13 years.  She currently focuses on the development of swimmers participating in our White and Black groups.  She has been a swim coach for just over 23 years.  She enjoys coaching and contributing to our athletes growth as swimmers and individuals.  She looks forward to another great year of swimming.

Outside of coaching for IEAQ, Suzie works as an Elementary School Teacher at Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, CA.  She has completed her teaching credential at the University of Redlands and has a Bachelors degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Sociology and Psychology through Chapman University.

Jason Jaurigue

Water Polo Coach


Coach Jason has been an instrumental part of  our teams success for the past 21 years.  As an assistant coach, head swim coach, and now head water polo coach, Jason has helped to guide our program towards success.  As our head water polo coach, Jason has established a unique water polo program focusing on the complete aquatic athlete.  By blending true swim conditioning with technical water polo training our water polo athletes are fantastic all-around competitors.

Mark Hitter

Volunteer Swim Coach


Mark has been a vital member of our coaching staff for the last 18 years.  As an assistant coach and now as a volunteer coach, Mark is committed to providing the best quality instruction to all of our athletes.  Mark is currently specializing in our 8U swim program, building up a new generation of admiral swim athletes.

Board of Directors

Ervin L Caver

President and Head Coach


Mary E Caver