IDM Schwimmen

The 33rd Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften im Schwimmen will take place from thursday, June 6th till  June 09th in Berlin again.

The Championships are one of the outstanding paralympic swimming competitions in the world. There will be heats in the morning sessions and the Finals in the evening sessions.

We are awaiting outstanding sports perfomances, pure Drama and really internationally flair in one of the most competitive paralympic swimming events in the world. An outcome of the IDM are noumerous records set in Berlin. 


The Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften 2019 will be held the 20th time in Berlin. Our vision was the origination of a competition at highest level of competitiveness and organization in paralympic swimming. The idea was born out of misery. There was and still is only the financial capacity to compete in at most 4 international events per year. 

We had to get the elite swimmers of the world to compete in Berlin as our top swimmers can't go to enough high level competitions .


The vision is coming true since a couple of years.

Around 600 participants from over 50 nations represent highest paralympic level with numerous world records. The IDM are established as a main event of paralympic swimming calendar. 

Our press service and the online stream encourage the substantial international media coverage.

Please contact our press department for questions



Here you will find the programme of events.



Press Release 1 of 04.06.2019 here

Day 1  IDM 2019 here

Day 2 IDM 2019 here

Day 3 IDM 2019 here

Eleanor Simmonds (jpg, 5MB)
Ihar Boki (jpg, 3MB)

Elena Krawzow, IDM 2019 (jpg, 1MB)
IDM 2019 (jpg, 1MB)

IDM 2019_2 (jpg, 1MB)

Aliaksei Talai (jpg, 0,5MB)
IDM 2019_3 (jpg, 0,25Mb)


Press Release 1 of 01.06.2018 here

Day 1 of the IDM 2018 here

Day 2 of the IDM 2018 here

Day 3 of the IDM 2018 here

final Press Release of the IDM 2018 here

Records of the IDM Berlin 2018 here


Isabel-Marie Goglin (jpg, 5MB)

Ihar Boki (jpg, 3MB)

Daniel Simon (jpg, 3,5MB)

Wolfgang Unger (jpg, 3,8MB)

Elena Krawzow (jpg, 3,5MB)

Josia Topf (jpg, 3MB)


Paralympic Swimming have a system which provides several winners per event (f.i. 100m Freestyle). Here you can find an explanation of the sports class system for athletes with an impairment. 



Press Release 1 of 05.07.2017 here
Press Release 2 of 06.07.2017 here
Press Release 3 of 07.07.2017 here

Press Release 4 of 08.07.2017 here

Records of the IDM Berlin 2017 here

Logo of the IDM 2017 here

IDM Berlin 2019 - Part Two
IDM Berlin 2019 - part one
IDM Berlin 2019 - welcome
IDM Berlin 2018, June 7 to 10

Here you will find the press accreditation form for the IDM 2019