Boulden brings five years' of collegiate coaching experience along with the skills he perfected as a head recruiting coordinator
The team will return 27 and welcome 23 newcomers this year
2016-17 Senior Day vs. Indian River State College
Assistant coach Alice McCall joined the swimming and diving staff in August of 2016.
In just her first season at FAU, McCall has been a pivotal member of the team specifically working with the distance swimmers. The program, especially on the women’s side, saw major performance improvement with multiple distance competitors setting lifetime bests at the 2017 Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships.
McCall joined the FAU swim program from the University of Toledo, where she was the assistant swimming coach for two years. During her time there, she was responsible for leading the mid-distance and distance groups, resulting in 95 percent of the squad swimming personal best times. This was achieved by developing, documenting and communicating the season plans for both squads, and supporting each swimmer on an individual basis to help them reach their goals. She was also the recruiting coordinator for the 2015-16 season, recruiting at both the national and international level and closing out the year with a program-impacting recruiting class.
Prior to that, she started her U.S. career in Dallas, Texas, where she was a standout distance swimmer at Southern Methodist University for four years. She was a consistent scorer and medal-earner for the Mustangs, and was named a team captain in her senior season. Alice was a member of the C-USA championship-winning 800 freestyle relay team as a junior, and in her first year with the program, she earned third-place honors in the 200 free, runner-up honors in the 500 free and won the C-USA Conference Title in the 1,650.
In addition to great athletic results, McCall also earned Scholar Baller Honors, for showing progression in academics over the course of her four years at SMU. After graduation, she began working with the Mustang Swim Camp, where she assisted the head coaches in teaching proper swimming stroke technique and race tactics to campers aged 9-17 years old.
A native of Wigan, Great Britain, McCall was a senior swimmer and international representative for her hometown squad. She was a nationally-ranked junior, having first represented Great Britain as a 16 year old. She was also a member of the Great Britain Open Water squad in a number of international competitions including the FINA World Cup series, European Cup series and European Junior Championships, gaining numerous Top 5 and Top 10 finishes, and was a 2007 World Championships qualifier.