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A two-time U.S. national champion and a two-year team captain at USC, Falcon was named the head coach of the Triton women on Aug. 25, 2011. She had been an assistant coach at UC San Diego for the previous four seasons since 2007.
Falcon has served as the recruiting coordinator for both the men and women's teams and as the director of UCSD swimming camps and clinics. She coached former Triton standout Alex Henley, who won three NCAA titles (400 IM in 2010, 200 butterfly in 2010 and 2011) and holds seven school records.
Since Falcon's arrival, Tritons have won 17 national crowns, broken two NCAA Division II and over 47 school records, produced 121 All-America performances and earned more than 77 conference titles.
In 2015-16 Falcon guided the Triton men and women each to an eighth consecutive Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Conference (PCSC) title.
In 2011-12, the Triton women posted a third-place NCAA finish for the fourth year in succession and 10th time in 12 appearances at the Division II event. The UCSD men also took a fourth PCSC crown in as many seasons before turning in a second straight national runner-up effort.
The Tritons sent their largest contingent to the NCAA Division II Championships for the second year in a row, at 31 after qualifying 30 student-athletes in 2011. Henley broke the UCSD record in the 200 IM (2:01.41, 2nd) and also contributed individual points in the 400 IM (4:19.29, 2nd), 200 back (1:57.58, 2nd) and 100 back (55.13, 4th). Anji Shakya swam to second-place finishes in the 200 free (1:48.45) and 500 free (4:51.14), the latter mark a new school standard.
An all-time high of eight Triton swimmers, including Henley, then competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the 2012 London Games.
In her final turn as assistant coach in 2010-11, Falcon helped the Tritons put together one of their finest seasons. UCSD won its third consecutive PCSC title on both the men and women's sides and went on to post a tremendous showing at the NCAA Championships. The men were second, the team's highest finish to date at the Division II level, while the women took third.
The 2009-10 campaign also featured plenty of impressive performances from the UCSD squad. Henley and Daniel Perdew were crowned as NCAA champions twice each, with the men's squad finishing seventh for the third year in a row and the women placing third. UCSD sent a total of 28 student-athletes, 14 men and 14 women, to the national meet.
Prior to coming to UCSD, Falcon was the head coach at San Diego Mesa College in 2006-07. In 2005-06, she founded Falcon Swim Clinics in Perth, Australia. Falcon has coached with the Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club in England, as well as at her alma mater.
As a competitor on the national scene, Falcon won a pair of U.S. titles - one in the 400 IM (1996), the other in the 800 free relay (2000). She swam in two World University Games (1999, 2001) and was a multiple-event finalist at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials.
A 2002 graduate of USC, Falcon was named the Trojans' Most Valuable Swimmer in 1999-2000, and was runner-up in the 400 IM at the 2000 NCAA Division I Championships.
Falcon earned a degree in communication while minoring in psychology at USC.
Falcon enjoys surfing, open water swimming and yoga. She and her husband, Ian, welcomed their first child, son Kai, in July of 2014, and daughter Isla in September of 2016.
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