After four years the world of swimming science will be meeting once again at the XIVth International Symposium of Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (BMS), this time in Leipzig/Germany. Due to current circumstances we are starting online in July 2022 with a Virtual Kick Off, followed by five virtual conferences between September 2022 and June 2023.
And finally we are coming together in person for our in-site-symposium from 6-9 september 2023.

In-Site-Symposium in Leipzig

September 6th-9th 2023


Scientific Program

The overall theme for the BMS 2023-Symposium will be:
"Trainings and Performance Analysis in competitive sports and rehabilitation"
Main topics are:

  • Olympic & paralympic swim sports
  • Life saving
  • Health & activity in water
  • Organization & management of in-watersports
  • New technologies in swim sports

Keynote Speakers

  • Daniel Daly (Univ. Leuven BEL) - Leon-Lewillie-Lecture: Aquatic therapy applications in Standard Pools (Learning to swim)
  • Dagmar Dahl (Nord Univ. NOR) - Swimming & Health: "It was very cold, but it was lovely" - Cold water swimming in nature all year round in Northern Europe: motivations, benefits & risk assessment
  • Ricardo Fernandes (Univ. Porto POR) - Swimming & Physiology: Physiological based training zones
  • Scott Selbie (Queen´s Univ. CAN) - Swimming & Biomechanics (requested)
  • Bernd Berkhahn & Alexander Törpel (DSV GER) - Swimming & Intervention: The way to gold in marathon swimming - insights into the training methology and sports science strategy that put Florian Wellbrock on the podium in Tokyo 2021
  • Jodi Cossor (Caversham GB) - Swimming & Diagnostic: What impact does an interdisciplinary team have on swimming performance?

Organisational information

  • February, 28th 2023: Abstract submission opens
  • April, 12nd 2023: deadline Abstract submission (late breaking call)
  • April, 30th 2023: Vote to accept/reject the contribution
  • May, 31st 2023: End of the early booking discount
  • June, 30th 2023: Submission of the papers' long versions
  • September, 6th - 9th 2023: In-site symposium in Leipzig
  Early Booking until May 31st 2023 from June 1st 2023
Participants 450€ 600€
dvs-members 400€ 550€
Students 250€ 300€
Day pass   150€

Registration fee includes individual ticket to Welcome Reception and the closing banquet.
Attendance as part of any pre, post or accompanying person program is at individual delegate expense. You can register via this LINK


When creating your abstract, please adhere to the formatting specifications or use the template (dotx)
PDF 503 KB

Link to submit your paper see here


On the website of the Leipzig Region, you can find various offers for suitable hotels, apartments, holiday flats, bed & breakfast and resorts, click here please.

We are proud to welcome you at the the Leipzig University. The departments of biomechanics and swimming at the Sports Faculty will be a great place for this. Leipzig is a city that provides an attractive, distinctive and memorable destination for the 14th International BMS Symposium. Leipzig is directly connected to Leipzig/Halle airport. Additionally, the three largest German international airports (Berlin: < 2h, Frankfurt: 3h30 and Munich: 4h) are well connected to Leipzig using the German fast train system.
Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität
Leipzig, Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig
Railway station: Sportforum Süd

Why can´t manage my registration?

Please confirm your registration first, maybe the mail ended up in the SPAM folder.

When is the registration fee due?

The invoice will sent after the registration deadline on Mai 30th 2023, before that all participants will receive feedback on their abstracts.

When will the paper be included in the conference programm?

The paper will only be included in the programme after payment of participant fee.

What reductions are available for participants?

There is a reduction of the participation fee for students (Student card) and for dvs-members (Member of the German Society of Sports Science).

Virtual Events

A review of literature on the topics of all virtual events can be found HERE

The presentations of all virtual events can be found HERE

Past Virtual Events

Speakers and Topics:

  • Daniel Daly: What can we learn about swimming by studying persons with impairment?

  • Jan Wüstenfeld: Viral infections in sport

Speakers and Topics:

  • Daniel Daly: What can we learn about swimming by studying persons with impairment?

  • Jan Wüstenfeld: Viral infections in sport

Speakers and Topics:

  • Nuno Batalha: Muscle strengthening for injury prevention on swimmer´s shoulder – before or after aquatic training?

  • Mario J. Costa: Exploring the links between shoulder strength and in-water technical ability

  • Stef Feijen: Can we predict shoulder pain in swimmers based on e.g. swimming volume in combination with risk factors

  • Kylie Holt: Subscapularis tendinopathy is highly prevalent in elite swimmers shoulder: An MRI study

  • Daniel Marinho: The Effectiveness of Land and Water Based Resistance Training on Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strength and Balance of Youth Swimmers

  • Kipling P. Sharpe: Swimmer's Shoulder: Thoughts on Pathophysiology

  • Bodo E. Ungerechts: Swimmer‘s shoulder prevention due to appropriate start of vortex-oriented hand action

  • Yuiko Matsuura: Swimmer´s Shoulder Research: Swimming Technique

Speakers and Topics:

  • Barbosa, T.: The biomechanics analyst in swimming: An innovation-driven job scope

  • Hellard, P.: Training load modeling of consecutive events for improved performance

  • Payton, C.: Improving performances from a Paralympic perspective

  • Pyne, D.: Collaborative National Team Support – An Australian perspective

  • Ungerechts, B. E.: Aspects of support for swimming teams in Germany - considerations before introducing sonification in swimming

Speakers and Topics:

  • Antje Hofmann: Talent Identification and Development in Germany

  • Sami Kalaja: Insigths into the promotion of talents in Finnish sport

  • Katrin Altmann: Talent scouting in swimming is more than "just" swimming. LVT - Aversality test in the German Swimming Federation

  • Alexandra Eberhardt.: It´s basicly swimming! Development a German philosophy for youth athletes

  • Eckehardt Drewicke: Integration of sports education into the curriculum of an elite school of sport in the federal state of Brandenburg

Speakers & Topics:

  • Hideki Takagi: Advanced Fluid Dynamic Research Methods for Improving Swimming Perfomance
  • Yohei Sato: Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation for Human Swimming
  • Momoto Nakashima: A numerical Simulation Tool specialized for Swimming
  • Daniel Marinho: Computational Fluid Dynamics - Transfer inte the Practice



To compensate organization and technical support for the virtual sessions, the local organization committee is asking for donations.


We thank our sponsors for their support!

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