SAL Illicit Drugs Policy
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Swimming Australia Sports Supplement Policy
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Supplement Warning: Higenamine and DMBA (November 2016)
ASADA has noticed an increase in the number of supplements which contain Higenamine and DMBA. Both these substances are prohibited, and if detected in an athlete's sample, could lead to a four year ban.
ASADA has published an athlete warning about these ingredients, as well as a list of some of the specific supplements which claim to contain either Higenamine or DMBA.
Full details available here
Supplement Warning: Prohibited stimulants common in supplements (June 2014)
Important athlete advisory regarding widely available supplements which contain prohibited stimulants.
Read more here
Supplement Warning: OxyElite Pro
Can cause: Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement Intended for Weight Loss or Muscle Building
ASADA has received a warning which originally came from the United State Anti-Doping Agency. ASADA’s understanding of this specific supplement OxyELITE Pro is that it was banned by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in 2011 because it contained a prohibited ingredient.
Since 2011, ASADA is of the belief the supplement company may have changed the ingredient list which has resulted in the product being sold via the internet on Australian websites.
HAN Supplement Information
2016 Prohibited List
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2016 Prohibited List which is in effect from 1 January until 31 December 2016. It is important to familiarise yourself with this list.
2017 Prohibited List Released
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2017 Prohibited List which will come into effect on 1 January 2017. It is important to familiarise yourself with the list to ensure you are ready for the change. A summary of major modifications is provided here and the monitoring program here.
Athletes are reminded that it is their responsibility to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use.
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance) which may be present during competition. For more information and TUE forms click here
ASADA: Get Educated
ASADA is tasked to implement initiatives that increase the skills and knowledge of people involved in sporting activities about anti-doping matters. For more information and to register for an account please click here
Athlete Whereabouts Information
All swimmers in the International and Domestic Registered Testing Pool are required to submit their whereabouts information. For more information or to submit your whereabouts click here
Illicit Drugs in Sport
The Australian Government is working with National Sporting Organisations to develop a greater awareness of the dangers of illicit drugs and the impact they can have on our athletes and the broader community.
Through the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) Program, the Government is supporting National Sporting Organisations to ensure Australian athletes, coaches and administrators have the education and support to make the right choices when it comes to illicit drugs. For more information and resources click here