Co Head Coach

If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related items, please contact one of the coaches.

For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Coach Ervin directly.

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, distance swims and race strategy.  In his 20 plus 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 makes plans for the team, conduct meetings and activities of the Inland Empire Aquatics - Admirals.  He works jointly with the Treasurer to administer the finances of the Admirals and 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 retired from the State of California, Employment Development Department in 2019. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal State San Bernardino.

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

In his spare time he enjoy gardening, working around the house and spending time with family and friends.

Jesse O'Donnell

Co-Head Swim Coach


Coach Jesse O'Donnell began coaching with IEAQ, formerly EHRD, in March of 2000.  He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics and a Masters Degree in STEM Leadership.  He loves working with young adults to help them accomplish their goals in and out of the classroom.

As a coach with IEAQ he has enjoyed working with athletes of all abilities.  He is extremely proud of acheiving 15 consecutive San Gorgonio League championships alongside his fellow coaches.  Coach Jesse has helped guide 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.  He has guided the girls and boys teams to league championships and C.I.F. Success.  Both, the boys and girls teams have had numerous individual and relay C.I.F. finalists as well as individual and relay CIF champions.  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. 

Coach Jesse is proud to be married to his wonderful wife Emily and loves being the dad of his two boys, Declan and Liam.  His favorite food is tacos and he prefers pie over cake.  His favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He is a diehard Lakers, Dodgers and Rams fan!

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