Bitter also issued an apology to Santa Clara Swim Club when he appeared in a local court Friday for sentencing, which was pushed to March.
Bitter, who was arraigned in May, will face no more than five years and eight months in prison when he receives his sentence.
USA Swimming is now a defendant in an updated filing of the civil lawsuit against a Stockton, CA swim club over alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old.
Bitter was the head coach of the Santa Clara Swim Club until September, when he was terminated on the belief that he had embezzled more than $600,000 from the club.
John Bitter, the former head coach of the Santa Clara Swim Club, has been charged with 4 felonies in California.
Santa Clara police are investigating allegations of embezzlement leveled at former Santa Clara Swim Club head coach John Bitter, The Mercury News reports.
Bitter was terminated after irregularities were found in the team’s finances.
Catherine Ladd has verbally committed to the University of California, Berkeley, and will look to contribute immediately to the Golden Bears.