Doping Information

It is very important that all parents and swimmers are aware of the importance of the following information.

  • Please see the anti-doping points below for further anti-doping advice. All athletes (of any level) are required and responsible for checking their own medications. This must be done via the WADA approved website:  result searches must be stored and saved by the individual athlete
  •  It is recommended the searches are repeated throughout the year as the prohibited list can change at any time and in turn medication status’ can change  If a result (either in or out of competition) shows a PROHIBITED result then a TUE is required
  • The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process is a means by which an athlete can obtain approval to use a prescribed prohibited substance or method for the treatment of a legitimate medical condition.
  • For World Class funded athletes they must apply for a TUE that is valid at all times.
  • For non-funded athletes they must apply for a RETROACTIVE TUE 10 days from being in doping control.
  • Both TUE and RETROACTIVE TUE applications, should be made with the prescribing physician, stating that the criteria and medical evidence needed by the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) can be met before the athlete uses any prohibited substance or method.
  •  If an athlete’s does take medications it is recommended that the Name, dosage, frequency is recorded on a media that an athlete can access at all time (particularly on poolside) i.e. written and kept in their kit bag or on their phone etc, so should they be called into doping control, they have the medication information on hand to submit on the doping control paperwork.
  •  Refusal of a drug test = Anti-Doping rule violation and ban from the spor 
  • Under 18yrs must have a chaperone (of their choice) to accompany them into doping control. The chaperone does not have to witness the giving of the sample 
  • The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed-Sport logo have been tested for banned substances by the world class sports

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