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The XIIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming

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Message from our president

The XIIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (BMS 2018) will be held at the University of Tsukuba from 17th to 21st September 2018.
BMS 2018 has the concept of “Swim for Tomorrow”, to connect the present with the past and the future. We would like to concentrate on the wisdom needed to swim towards tomorrow.

General topics in the symposium will include Biomechanics, Medicine, Physiology, Social Sciences, Humanities and Pedagogics, Information Science, Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning. We also plan to hold many scientific and social programs.

On behalf of the Japanese Society of Sciences in Swimming and Water Exercise (SWEX), I am very pleased to welcome BMS members to Japan. This is the first time for the BMS conference to be held in Asia since it began in 1970.

Time flies!
When I was a graduate student, I participated in the second BMS conference held in Belgium in 1974. I vividly recall how deeply impressed I was that the coaching clinics were open to everyone who was interested in swimming. After that conference, I thought that we Japanese must also organize our own society for academic research on swimming. Years later, SWEX was founded by Dr. Miyashita, the first President of our society. Since 1997, SWEX has held a national meeting every year to promote academic and scientific swimming research in Japan.
Recently, many Japanese swimming scientists have participated in the BMS symposiums and the number of Japanese first-author articles has reached over 100. Several Japanese authors have also had the honor of winning the Archimedes award.
The BMS 2018 participants will come into contact not only with Japan’s high-quality scientific technology, but also with teaching methodologies and education systems in the field of biomechanics and medicine in swimming for all generations. This conference will promote the spread of scientific knowledge in swimming and aquatic sports, and contribute to the development of research not only for scientists from Asia but from all around the world.

The Japan Swimming Federation (JASF), University of Tsukuba, Japan Institute of Sports Science (JISS) and several private companies will support this conference.
We look forward to seeing you at Tsukuba, Japan.

Thank you.

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