FM was founded in 1987 by John B. Waldman, a renowned leader and visionary in competitive swimming instruction and a former world-ranked swimmer. Waldman was coached and mentored throughout his career by 4-time US Olympic Coach Dr. James E. Counsilman, widely considered the most successful coach of all time. Doc has coached such swimming luminaries as Mark Spitz and Gary Hall Sr..
Fluid Mechanics Inc. is an aquatic consulting company that takes a unique visual approach to help competitive swimmers develop, achieve and exceed their goals. Our FM swimmers have competed in every major international competition, including the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Games.
Our proprietary visual teaching and training system, FM VisionWorksTM, is the world’s first program to use life-like avatars to teach the science of swimming. This ground-breaking system utilizes cutting edge sports psychology, technique, and in-water training methods. With FM Animations, swimmers internalize advanced athletic concepts at-a-glance. Simply put, swimmers see it, then do it.
Our Track Record
FM swimmers continue to compete at the NCAA level at an exceptionally higher rate than the average American age group/youth athletics participant.