After four years the world of swimming science will be meeting once again at the XIVth International Symposium of Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, 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 May 2023. And finally we are coming together in person in 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 theraphy applications in Standard Pools (Learning to swim)
  • Dagmar Dahl (Nord Univ. NOR) - Swimming & Health
  • Ricardo Fernandes (Univ. Porto POR) - Swimming & Physiology: Physiollogical 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 - insigths 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

  • January, 31st 2023: Abstract submission opens
  • Febuary, 28th 2023: deadline Abstract submission
  • 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.


When creating your abstract, please adhere to the formatting specifications or use the template (dotx)
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Link to submit your paper (is coming soon)


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

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

Forthcoming virtual events

  • January, 27th 2023: Talent scouting (5 pm GMT)
  • March, 17th 2023: Flow simulation, numerical approach in Biomechanics (9 am GMT)
  • May, 18th 2023: Current technology in swimming (4 pm GMT)

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:

  • 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


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!


Contemplas GmbH

Als führender Anbieter für videobasierte Bewegungsanalyse Systeme unterstützen wir Universitäten bei biomechanischen Projekten in Forschung und Anwendung. Im Bereich Schwimmen reicht das Spektrum von der Technikanalyse bis hin zur komplexen Leistungsdiagnostik.


Contemplas GmbH


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